|Romanized Title:||Akasa reta sakusen|
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- Characters Introduced: None
- Locations Introduced: None
- Mentioned Boxers: Archie Moore
- Title Page Character(s): Kamogawa Genji
In Kobashi's corner, there is only satisfaction due to his performance, while in Ippo's corner, since there is not enough time to thoroughly explain, all the coach says to him is to do combinations and attack the body.
Both fighters are called, and the third round begins. This time, Kobashi focuses on keeping the two point lead advantage he has by dodging and deflecting Ippo's punches. Ippo attempts a combination as suggested, but fails as Kobashi reads his moves, the accumulation of punches from Kobashi slowly takes effect and Ippo has trouble moving. The third round ends once again with Kobashi leading in scores.
Back in his corner, the coach throws ice on Ippo's "large penis" in order to cool his body down, and informs him that he is losing on points and must make a knockout-comeback if he wants to win. As the final round begins, both fighters walk to the center.