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- Characters Introduced: None
- Locations Introduced: None
- Techniques Introduced: None
- Mentioned Boxers: Floyd Patterson
- Title Page Character(s): Makunouchi Ippo, Alexander Volg Zangief, Ruslan Ramuda
After the eight count, Volg is finally able to get back up due to his left hand reducing the impact of the gazelle punch. Despite Kamogawa's opposition to the idea, Ippo goes on the offensive and sends numerous combinations to his opponent. Volg dodges and blocks all of Ippo's hits, and even manages to connect a few himself. Ippo does not realize that Volg is slowly recovering, and attempts another gazelle punch, but is blocked. Slowly losing to Volg in the exchange, Ippo begins to back down and tighten his cover instead of attacking. His efforts to protect himself are in vain, as Volg throws an uppercut that even though blocked, is followed by a chopping right that connects on Ippo's head and sends him down immediately.