The Father's Back Arc, also known as Veteran Card Arc, is the twenty-third story arc in the series and the third in the Challenge Cards Saga.


  • Like all matches/arcs in this saga, they are referred to as "Cards".
  • "Father's Back Arc" (父の背中編, Chichi no Senaka-hen), name taken from Best Bouts book Makunouchi Ippo VS. Take Keīchi.
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