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- Characters Introduced: Ricardo Martinez, Date Aiko, Date Yuuji (flashback)
- Locations Introduced: None
- Techniques Introduced: None
- Mentioned Boxers: None
- Title Page Character(s): Date Eiji
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.