The Magic Punch
Chapter Info
Volume: 14
Chapter: 116
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Total Pages: 20
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The Magic Punch is the 116th chapter of Morikawa Jouji's manga series Hajime no Ippo.



The first round of the sparring match ends with Ippo still wondering what Date meant by "magic".

In his corner, Date talks with his coach about Ippo's potential, and that he is ready to try the technique. Meanwhile in his corner, Ippo is explaining to Yamada, what the corkscrew is.

When the fight resumes, Ippo begins swaying in order to avoid the corkscrew. Date realizes this and throws a few punches that miss, but still gets to corner him. Ippo now against the ropes, tries to get out, but Date pushes him back and initiates the motion for the corkscrew. Ippo guards but is still hit, he notices Date going for a left and attempts to block, but his body does not respond, and he takes a clean hit to the face. As he falls, he wonders why he could not move, and wonders if this is what Date meant by "magic"


  • The corkscrew was mentioned in the previous chapter, and shown in shadowboxing, but is used for the first time in a match in this chapter.

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