|Romanized Title:||Rōpu sai no kōbō|
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- Characters Introduced: None
- Locations Introduced: None
- Mentioned Boxers: None
- Title Page Character(s): Makunouchi Ippo, Hayami Ryuuichi
After the simultaneous strikes, Hayami is still standing and now knows Ippo's strategy. Ippo realizes that due to lingering damage, Hayami can not move, and attempts a combination, which fails since Hayami can still use his upper body. Ippo gets sent back to his original position and Hayami unleashes his shotgun, his special move. However, although fast, it is not strong enough as he does not have his lower body to hurt Ippo, who can now see clearly all hits which he avoids and deflects. Remembering Ozuma and Kobashi, Ippo gets closer to Hayami and lands a body blow on him. Hayami in pain, stops his movements surprising everyone.