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- Characters Introduced: None
- Locations Introduced: None
- Techniques Introduced: None
- Mentioned Boxers: None
- Title Page Character(s): Makunouchi Ippo, Date Eiji
After receiving a solid punch, Date's legs begin to shake, giving Ippo the opportunity to attack again. However, the bell rings right after Ippo throws his punch, and both fighters go back to their corners.
Kamogawa asks Ippo if he can still see, and the latter replies that he can still move and has not given everything he has yet. Kamogawa then realizes that Ippo is just barely conscious. In the other corner, Date tells Nakadai to forget about blood and massage his shaking legs. Date goes to the center of the ring full of determination, and Ippo goes full of confusion.
The hall is now full of chants for Ippo, but Nakadai mentions that Date is back to his old self again. Date fires a corkscrew, but Ippo blocks it, causing Kamogawa to state that even though he lost his reasoning abilities, his body still knows what to do. Date fires another corkscrew hoping to find the heart, but Ippo blocks it once again.