|Romanized Title:||Shottogan no kyōi|
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- Characters Introduced: Yasukawa Kazu
- Locations Introduced: None
- Mentioned Boxers: None
- Title Page Character(s): Makunouchi Ippo
After wishing Aoki good luck, Ippo goes to the stands where Hayami's cheering squad greets him as he enters (annoying Kimura and Takamura). Hayami's opponent, whose speed and technique are praised since his high school days, appear to have the upper hand, but eventually falls victim to the shotgun and loses the fight. Ippo petrified by this, realizes he needs to improve even more.