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Kamogawa and Nekota have their first bout, Nekota wins by KO.

Kamogawa and Nekota have their second bout. Kamogawa wins.


Kamogawa and Nekota have their fifth match, it's a draw.

Dankichi Hama loses to American serviceman, Ralph Anderson.

Kamogawa and Nekota first meet Yuki at that match..

That night, Kamogawa and Nekota get beat by Anderson on the streets.

Nekota losses to Anderson in the fourth round, by an illegal blow the rabbit punch.

2 Weeks Later

Kamogawa beats Anderson by KO.

With two broken fists, Kamogawa's boxing career is over, but he makes it his personal goal is to raise a world champion.

Nekota retires due to punch drunkeness after his loss to Anderson and returns to the countryside of Japan with Yuki.

Yuki dies from radiation poisoning presumably within a year of meeting them, infront of Nekota.

Several decades later (circa 1980)

Miyata Sr. loses the OPBF Featherweight title to Raccoon Boy and retires.

Raccoon Boy loses the World Title Match by first round KO. Seven days later he dies of suspected brain damage sustained during his bout with Miyata-san.

Miyata Ichirou joins the Kamogawa boxing gym the following year.



Kamogawa meets Takamura and recruits him.


Takamura beats Sakura by a first round KO.


WBA Featherweight Title Match Martinez gains the WBA Featherweight Title



Aoki and Kimura give up being punks and join the Kamogawa Gym.


Martinez defended his WBA Featherweight Title by defeating Date by KO, Date retires.


Kimura debuts and beats Hotta Junichi by KO.

Aoki debuts and beats Yamanaka Hiroshi by KO.



Takamura becomes All-Japan Rookie King. Now ranked 10th in the JBC.


Ippo enrolls at Shiritsu Zoujirushi High School.



Ippo meets Takamura and is taken to the Kamogawa Boxing Gym to treat his injuries. Discovers he has great punching power. Takamura gives him Mike Tyson's highlight reel to watch.

Sendou Takeshi joins the Naniwa Kentou-kai.


Ippo and Miyata has their first spar. Miyata wins.

Ippo becomes a member of the Kamogawa Boxing Gym

Ippo's first day of formal training at the Kamogawa Gym.


Ippo and Miyata has their second spar. Ippo wins.

Miyata and his father leave the Kamogawa Boxing Gym and move to the Kawahara Boxing Gym.


Miyata debuts and wins by KO.


Takamura beats Hirano Kazuhiko from the Toho Boxing Gym by KO.

While in attendance, Ippo and Miyata first meet Mashiba Ryou, who also goes to the Toho Gym.


Ippo passes his pro test by beating Ogawa Naoya by KO.

Mashiba passes his pro test by KO.


Mashiba wins his pro debut by KO.



Ippo's debut match. Ippo defeats Oda Yusuke by KO, 3 Rounds 2 Minutes 35 seconds.


Ippo's second pro match. Ippo defeats Fujiwara Yoshio by KO, 1 Round 2 Minutes 50 Seconds.


East Japan Rookie King Tournament Round 2

Ippo defeats Jason Ozuma by KO, 2 Rounds 2 Minutes 52 Seconds.

East Japan Rookie King Tournament Round 2

Miyata defeats Takada Teruhiko by a 1 Round KO.

While attending Miyata's bout, he meets Kumi.

East Japan Rookie King Tournament Round 2

Mashiba beats Fujiwara Yoshio by KO in the first round.

East Japan Rookie King Tournament Round 2

Kobashi beats Yoshida Mitsuo by decision.

East Japan Rookie King Tournament Round 2

Hayami beats Iwakawa by KO in the first round thanks to his Shotgun.


A One Week Training Camp at Izu Beach

East Japan Rookie King Tournament Round 3

Ippo beats Kobashi Kenta by KO, 4 Rounds 2 Minutes 58 Seconds.

JBC Middleweight Title Match

That same night, Takamura beats Yajima Yoshiaki for the Japan Middleweight Title by KO in the first round.


East Japan Rookie King Tournament Semi-Finals

Ippo defeats Hayami Ryuuichi by KO, 1 Round 2 Minutes 59 Seconds thus advancing to the finals.

East Japan Rookie King Tournament Semi-Finals

Mashiba beats Miyata by KO, 3 Rounds 2 Minutes 22 Seconds thus advancing to the finals.


East Japan Rookie King Finals

Ippo defeats Mashiba by KO, 3 Rounds 2 Minutes 13 Seconds.

Becomes East Japan Rookie King, Awarded Most Talented Rookie Award.



Ippo meets Sendou who came to the Kamogawa Gym looking for him. He wants to know why Ippo won't fight against him in the All Japan Rookie King Finals.

The reason is that Ippo injured his fist in the fight with Mashiba.

Sendou and Takamura spar. Sendou impresses everyone with his Smash, but Takamura still knocks him out cold.

Ippo reconsiders from not participating in the All Japan Rookie King Tournament and decides to compete.

Ippo first meets Dr.Yamaguchi and receives treatment for his injured fist.


All Japan Rookie King Tournament

Ippo defeats Osaka's hometown hero, Sendou Takeshi by KO, 4 Rounds 0 Minutes 0 Seconds.

Becomes the All Japan King and is now ranked 10th in the JBC.


Ippo and Miyata graduate from high school and Miyata decides to compete overseas. He promises Ippo that he'll return when the gap between them is filled.

Yamada Naomichi AKA Geromichi joins the Kamogawa Gym.


Before Takamura's match Ippo first meets Date Eiji, the JBC Featherweight Champion.

Takamura defeats Bonchai Chuwatana by KO in the third round. Defends the Japanese Middleweight Title for the first time.


Ippo and Date spar. Ippo takes a beating, but he learns a lot from the match.


Ippo defeats Okita Keigo from the Nakadai Gym by KO, 1 Round 2 Minutes 58 Seconds. Goes from ranked 10th in the JBC to being ranked 5th.

Miyata draws with Thailand's Lunsaku Paddy, although he clearly won the match.

Miyata defeats Jimmi Sisfa, the Thai Hope via a Fourth Round KO.


Kamogawa Gym is interviewed by a camera crew and are the spotlight of news piece. Idol reporter Morita Kumiko covers the Kamogawa crew sparring.

Ippo's mother is hospitalized due to overwork.Ippo thinks about retiring.

Umezawa applies for Makunouchi Fishing Boat. This allows Ippo to continue boxing.

Opening Round of the Class A Boxers Tournament

Ippo defeats Saeki Takuma by KO, 4 Rounds 2 Minutes 12 Seconds.

Volg Zangief defeats Suzuki Toshio by KO, 1 Round 2 Minutes 32 Seconds.

The next day, Geromichi leaves the gym because he's moving to the Hachinohe area. The Kamogawa crew spar with him as a goodbye present.

He will later join the Hachinohe Gym and be called Hammer Nao.


Class A Boxers Tournament Finals

Ippo defeats Volg Zangief by KO, 5 Rounds 1 Minute 21 Seconds.

Becomes the first seed in the JBC Featherweight Division and earns a title shot against Date Eiji.

While being treated for his injuries at the hosptial, he meets Mashiba Kumi again and finds out she has become a nurse.

After he is discharged him and the crew have go out on a victory party AKA group date with the nurses from the hospital.

Aoki and Tomiko first meet on this date and they become a couple.

Ippo sees Mashiba again after he takes Kumi home after the date.

He finds out Mashiba also has a title match coming up. Against the JBC Junior Lightweight Champion.

Takamura defeats Tamaoki Atsushi by a second round KO despite his weight management issues.

Defends JBC Middleweight title for the third time.



Mashiba becomes the JBC Junior Lightweight Champion by KO, 7 Rounds 2 Minutes 12 Seconds.

Ippo, Kumi and Mashiba celebrate at their house.

JBC Featherweight Title Match

Ippo loses to Date Eiji by TKO, 5 Rounds 2 Minutes 32 Seconds.

Date vacates the title to move onto the world stage.

Ippo and Kumi have a date at the amusement park by Korakuen Hall. They are stalked by Mashiba.


JBC Featherweight Title Match Sendou wins a narrow, but controversial decision over Volg Zangief to take the Vacant Japanese Featherweight Title.

Volg leaves Japan and goes back to Russia, temporarily retires.


In his first match back in Japan, Miyata defeats Li Chonpil from Korea by KO, 3 Rounds 1 Minute 23 Seconds.

Kamogawa is hospitalized due to overwork.

Ippo starts developing the Dempsey Roll on his own.

Ippo defeats Ponchai Chuwatana by KO, 2 Rounds 2 Minutes 00 Seconds. Debuts the Dempsey Roll, although it is not yet complete.


Date defeats Jeff Brooks, by KO. He's now ranked 5th in the WBA.

Sendou defeats Saeki Takuma by KO, 1 Round 1 Minute 7 Seconds.

Sets new record for fastest knock out time, while defending his title for the first time.

The Kamogawa Gym first meets Nekota Ginpachi when they have training camp at his lodge.

While at the camp, Takamura defeats a Bear that lives nearby.

Ippo spars with the next contender for the JBC Featherweight Title, Shigeta Akira.

Aoki and Kimura win their comeback matches by KO.

JBC Middleweight Title Defense

Takamura wins his last title defense against Ito Takaaki by KO, using only his left hand.

Ippo while attending first meets Iimura Mari.


Sendou beats Shigeta Akira by TKO, winning his second title defense.

Ippo and Kumi go on a date at the zoo.


JBC Featherweight Title Match

Ippo defeats Sendou Takeshi by KO, 7 Rounds 1 Minute 32 Seconds.

Becomes JBC Featherweight Champion.

Victory party at a snack bar called Sugar Ray's. Nekota gives Ippo a puppy named Wanpo.



JBC Junior Lightweight Title Match Kimura loses to Mashiba by TKO, 9 Rounds 2 Minutes 30 Seconds.


Kobashi Kenta beats Hayami Ryuichi by KO to win the vacant JBC Junior Featherweight Title.


Ippo beats former JBC Junior Featherweight Champion Sanada Kazuki by KO, 5 Rounds 2 Minutes 33 Seconds.

Defends JBC Featherweight Title for the 1st Time.

OPBF Title Match

Miyata defeats Arnie Gregory by KO, 4 Rounds 1 Minute 34 Seconds.

Becomes the OPBF Featherweight Champion.

Takamura defeats the WBC Junior Middleweight 2nd Seed and becomes ranked 2nd.


Ippo has a spar with Ricardo Martinez and gets defeated easily.

The next day, Miyata has a spar with Date Eiji and also gets defeated easily.

WBA Featherweight Title Match

Date is defeated by Ricardo Martinez by KO, 10 Rounds 2 Minutes 14 Seconds.

Suffers career ending injuries and is forced to retire from the sport.

When Ippo visits him at the hosptial he passes the baton to Ippo.

Itagaki Manabu joins the Kamogawa gym


Aoki beats Paddy Magramo by decision, to open Ippo's title defense.

Ippo defeats Hammer Nao AKA Yamada Naomichi by KO, 2 Rounds 2 Minutes 42 Seconds.

Defends JBC Featherweight Title for the 2nd Time.

Kamogawa crew train once again at Izu Beach. And at the same time Ippo and Aoki vacation there with Kumi and Tomiko.

Ippo spars with Imai Kyousuke upon returning from the camp. He has a hard time due to exhaustion and Imai's talent.

On that same day, Takamura's world title match is set, he'll be facing Brian Hawk if he can get past the Philippines Champion, Morris West.


Itagaki loses to Makino Fumito on his debut match by KO. Even though Makino cheated.

Kimura redebuts under his first name "Tatsuya" written in Katakana and beats Arman Alegria by decision.

Takamura beats Morris West by ring-out KO and first meets Brian Hawk.


Ippo defeats Yi Yonsu by KO, 1 Round 0 Minutes 32 Seconds.

Defends JBC Featherweight Title For The 3rd Time.

Sets New Record for Fastest Knockout Time.

Takamura defeats Bryan Hawk by KO, 8 Rounds.

Becomes WBC Junior Middleweight Champion.



Ippo defeats Shimabukuro Iwao by KO, 7 Rounds 2 Minutes 15 Seconds

Defends JBC Featherweight Title For The 4th Time


JBC Lightweight Title Match

Aoki fights Imae Katsutaka to a draw.

Ippo again meets Kobashi Kenta who announces his retirement from boxing to become a trainer.

Sendou Takeshi wins his comeback match by a brutal KO, 1 Round 1 Minute 33 Seconds.

Has his comeback fight at Junior Lightweight since he hasn't shed the pounds to get back to Feather yet.

Ippo first meets Sawamura after the match.

World Junior Middleweight Title Match Press Conference

Takamura announces his quest to conquer the 6 weight classes.

Takamura defeats Larry Bernard by KO,

Relinquishes WBC Junior Middleweight Title and moves up to Middleweight.


Volg returns to Japan

He stays at Ippo's family's fishing business for awhile and trains at the Kamogawa gym.

He gets back into shape and spars with Ippo to show him how the Dempsey Roll can be beaten.

He beats Ippo and this proves to be a great lesson for his next match.

He goes to America as soon as the sparring match is over.


JBC Featherweight Title Match

Ippo defeats Sawamura Ryuuhei by KO, 7 Rounds 1 Minute 15 Seconds

Defends Japanese Featherweight Title For The 5th Time.

Umezawa leaves the fishing business to become a manga artist

Itagaki replaces him shortly thereafter.

The Kamogawa Gym goes out on Makunouchi Fishing Boat.

Takamura's Middleweight Title match is set. He'll be facing the WBC Middleweight Champion, David Eagle in August.

Miyata will be fighting in the Semi-Final Match, defending his OPBF Featherweight Title.

Aoki and Kimura are opening up as usual.

Ippo spars with Imai again and has a tough time due to the damage from the Sawamura match.


Takamura and Miyata go on a training camp.

Ippo once again sees Sanada to get to the bottom of Takamura's retinal detachment deliemma.


Kimura draws against the Philippines Junior Lightweight Champion, Eleki Battery.

Aoki draws against the Indonesian Lightweight Champion, Papaya Dachiu.

OPBF Featherweight Title Match

Miyata defeats Medngern Dachboy by KO, 5 Rounds.

Defends OPBF Featherweight Title for the 4th Time.

WBC Middlweight Title Match

Takamura defeats David Eagle by KO, 8 Rounds.

Becomes WBC Middleweight Champion.

Aoki debuts as 'Broccoman' in a commercial.

Becomes popular all over Japan, even more popular than the champ Takamura.


Itagaki spars with Mashiba at the Toho Gym.

East Japan Rookie Semi Finals

Itagaki beats Fumito Makino by a 2 Round KO and advances to the finals.

East Japan Rookie Semi Finals

Imai Kyosuke beats Terai Makoto by a 1 Round KO and advances to the finals.

Broccoman is the biggest thing Japan gots going.

Takamura travels all around Japan, promises to come back when the Broccoman Boom is over.


JBC Featherweight Title Match

Ippo defeats Karasawa Takuzo by KO, 2 Rounds 2 Minutes 15 Seconds

Defends Japanese Featherweight Title For The 6th Time.

Broccoman loses popularity and Aoki loses all deals.


East Japan Rookie Finals

Itagaki beats Imai by Decision and becomes East Japan Rookie King

Wins Most Talented Rookie Award.



JBC Featherweight Title Match

Ippo defeats Take Keichi by KO, 6 Rounds 1 Minute 00 Seconds.

Defends Japanese Featherweight Title For The 7th Time.

After the match Kamogawa issues a challenge to Miyata Ichiro for the OPBF Featherweight Title.

OPBF Featherweight Title Match

Miyata defeats Che Jounbong by KO, 4 Rounds.

Defends OPBF Featherweight Title For The 5th Time.

Miyata meets Randy Boy Jr. after the fight.


Kimura once again draws with Eleki Battery.

Aoki once again draws with Papaya Dachiu.

WBC Middleweight Title Match

Takamura beats Richard Fox by a 1 Round KO.

Successfully defends the WBC Middleweight Title for the 1st time.


JBC Junior Lightweight Title Match

Mashiba loses to Sawamura by DQ, 6 Rounds.

Sawamura becomes the JBC Junior Lightweight Champion.

After the match Sawamura gets into a motorcycle accident and is gravely injured.

He retires as the JBC Junior Lightweight Champion.


Hoshi beats Bunsaku Krati by a 1 Round KO.

Sendou beats Jose Ramirez by KO, 6 Rounds.

Becomes ranked 23rd in the WBC Featherweight Division.

After the match we learn that his ultimate goal is Ricardo Martinez.

Itagaki wins a match by decision, is now an 8 Round Boxer.


Itagaki has his match against Hoshi, wins by KO, 1 Round.

Itagaki becomes the 10th Seed in the JBC Featherweight Division.


Miyata meets Ippo and tells him that it isn't their destiny to fight. He calls off their impending match.


Ippo defeats Thailand Featherweight Champion, Jimmy Sisfa AKA 'Scratch J' by KO,4 Rounds 2 Minutes 30 Seconds.

Unveils the Dempsey 360 for the first time.


Itagaki Manabu defeats Alex Harker by 1 R KO.

Kimura Tatsuya defeats Michael Gehon by 5 R KO.

Aoki Masaru defeats Padawan Yoda by 9 R KO.

Takamura defeats Rickey Mouse by 1 R KO. Successfully defending his WBC Middleweight Title for the 2nd Time.



Ippo defeats the Philippines Featherweight Champion, Malcolm Gedo by KO, 8 Rounds 2 Minutes 37 Seconds.

Kimura, Aoki, & Itagaki decide to compete in the Class A Tournament.

Miyata defeats the Interim OPBF Featherweight Champion, Randy Boy Jr by KO, 7 Rounds in the OPBF Unification Match

Takamura defeats Ronald Duck in the 10th Round by K.O. 3rd Middleweight Championship Defense.

Ippo and Kumi almost kiss. So close!

Itagaki defeats Gaoner by K.O. in Round 2.

Mashiba defeats Aaron Domirego in Round 10 by K.O. Wins the OPBF Lightweight Title Match, and Belt.


Makunouchi defeats Indonesia Featherweight Champion Wally by K.O. in Round 8 1:35.


Class A Tournament Begins.

Itagaki defeats Karasawa Takuzou in Round 2 by K.O., Time 2:13.

Kimura defeats Ryuuzaki Takeshi after Round 10 by Decision. Aoki defeats Jackal Itou after Round 10 by Decision.

Former Lightweight Champion Imae Katsutaka loses in Round one by K.O. to Iga Shinobu in Round 1 of the Class A Tournament.


Makunouchi defeats Kojima Hisato, in Round 1 by TKO. For the 8th time he defends his Title succesfully.

Takamura succesfully defends his World Title for the 4th time, against Peter Rabbitson.


Itagaki defeats Saeki Takuma in Round 4 by KO. Time ()

Kimura loses to ___ in Round 10 by decision.

Aoki loses to Iga Shinobu in Round 7 by TKO.

Makunouchi relinquishes the belt, goes for the world.

IBF Jr. Lightweight World Title Match

Volg defeats Mike Elliot, in Round 5 by TKO. Volg is now the new IBF Jr. Lightweight World Champion.

Sendou and Makunouchi spar without the permission of Kamogawa. Ippo loses completely, and later Takamura asked Sendou if he has gotten weaker. He answers that he is strong, and just he became stronger.



Itagaki loses to Imai, in Round 1 by TKO. Imai takes the JBC Featherweight Title.

Ippo loses to Alfredo Gonzales, in Round 7 by TKO. Alfredo goes for a world title match.


After Ippo lost to Alfredo, refuses to retire, not yet even if it was close to reach the top, saying that he will start all over again and that this is his last chance.

After a few weeks, the upcoming matches with Takamura's Unification match, Mashiba's OPBF Title Match and Sendou against another supreme Mexican World Ranker as both climb their way to the World Title.


Mashiba defeats Romeo at round 5, and defends his OPBF Title.

Sendou defeats Jose Nargo, and says to Bill Stewart that he is after Alfredo.



Ippo loses to Antonio Guevarra at round 4.

Takamura wins against Keith Lycaon in round 1. Defending his WBC and WBA Middleweight titles.

Itagaki retires from Makunouchi Fishing Boat business.

Ippo gets checked by a doctor. Ippo is healthy.

Ippo retires from boxing.


Imai defends his JBC Featherweight Title with a one round KO.

Shinoda asks Ippo to be a second. Ippo accepts and starts training as a second.

Kamogawa is hospitalised. He returns to Nekota's place.


Ippo becomes a second and trains Aoki, Kimura and Itagaki. Ippo enjoys being a second to help Kamogawa and now has a goal of raising boxers.

Hayami loses against his opponent. His jaw is still a major weakness.

Kimura wins a match with a KO.

Aoki wins a match with a KO.

Itagaki wins a match by decision.


Ippo begins scouting for boxers. He finds Teru getting picked on by Taihei's gang. He tried to get Teru into boxing, he eventually becomes Umezawa's assistant after showing his drawing skills.

Miyata wins a title defence match by decision. Imai wants to challenge Miyata. Miyata gets a pet cat.

Kamogawa is recovered and goes back to the gym.

Taihei asks Ippo to teach him boxing. Taihei apologises to Teru in order for Ippo to teach him.

Ippo asks Taihei to catch five leaves in five days. Taihei passes the condition, Ippo begins training him.

Ippo meets Kamogawa at the gym, Ippo does mitt practice. Kamogawa believes Ippo has gotten stronger and gives him his old mitts so Ippo can train Taihei.

Ippo trains Taihei with the mitts. Itagaki warns Ippo about Taihei, Ippo disagrees, believes Taihei gave up on violence.

A group of delinquents challenge Taihei, Umezawa goes to save him, Ippo and Teru goes to save Umezawa. Taihei defeats four out of five delinquents easily.

Ippo attempts to stop Taihei for using violence under his teaching by telling him to quit fighting and go train with him, with Kamogawa's mitts in hand. Taihei knocks the mitts on to the ground.

Ippo picks up the muddied mitts, gets enraged and unwittingly strikes Taihei with his hand. Taihei is unconscious.

Ippo goes to the Chuuka Soba and states that, as a former pro boxer hitting someone, he will turn him self in to the police.