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- Characters Introduced: None
- Locations Introduced: None
- Techniques Introduced: None
- Mentioned Boxers: None
- Title Page Character(s): Makunouchi Ippo, Alexander Volg Zangief
Despite showing no signs of getting up at first, Volg slowly does so as the count reaches seven. He tells himself that if he can bring his arms up and take a fighting pose, he will be able to keep fighting. Ippo, who is holding the ropes in order to remain standing, notes to himself that there is no way he can keep fighting. As Volg realizes that he does enjoy boxing, he falls on the referee and the count reaches ten.
Declared the winner of the Class A Tournament, Ippo celebrates with his coach and manager, when Volg approaches them and congratulates Ippo on the victory. As Kamogawa greets Ramuda, they are interrupted by Ippo falling unconscious. He is carried out on a stretcher (originally intended for Volg), and taken to the hospital.