- Characters Introduced: Nakadai Coach
- Locations: Nakadai Boxing Gym
- Title Page Character(s): Kamogawa Genji, Makunouchi Ippo
Once at the gym, they are greeted by the owner, and Ippo is told to warm up and get ready, as Date will be arriving soon. When Date arrives, Ippo notices from his shadow boxing, that he can use the corkscrew. Both fighters go to the ring and get ready to start.