The Nightmare in Mexico
Chapter Info
Volume: 20
Chapter: 175
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Total Pages: 19
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The Nightmare in Mexico is the 175th chapter of Morikawa Jouji's manga series Hajime no Ippo.



When Date leaves the gym, Nakadai begins to remember the events six years prior:

Motivated by the thought of gaining the acceptance of Aiko's parents, Date trains hard and leaves for Mexico in order to face Ricardo Martinez.

Despite being confident and calm in his opponent's home, Date loses the fight and gains his scar.

When he returns to Japan, Date finds that his wife suffered a miscarriage and decided to not inform him, so that he could fight without worries. After these events, Date retires from boxing.

Three years later, Date is now living with Aiko and they have a new child. He now has a desk job at a company where he is becoming successful. However, despite the happy appearance, it is clear that something upsets Aiko, and Date usually wakes up at night having a dream about becoming champion and holding in his arms, his baby that was not born.

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