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Ippo slips his head to the side and the smash brushes past his cheek causing considerable damage. Ippo avoids falling down by holding on to the ropes, but Sendou is ready to attack. As Sendou launches his attack, the referee steps in and ends the second round, which is won by Sendou.
While the commentators analyze the round, Sendou discusses the fight with his trainer. At the opposite corner, Ippo refuses to sit (like in the first round), as he believes he will not be able to get back up from the damage if he does. He says he has something left to do, and goes to the center of the ring. Yagi asks Kamogawa if it is OK to let him go with no advice, the latter replies by expressing his confidence in his boxer.
The third round begins with Ippo engaging Sendou at middle range, surprising everyone present. He then stops using his peek-a-boo style, which surprises them even more.