Kamogawa Boxing Gym in the anime.

The Kamogawa Boxing Gym (鴨川ボクシングジム, Kamogawa bokushingujimu) is a boxing gym located in Tokyo, Japan. founded, owned, and operated by Kamogawa Genji.

It is a highly respected gym and has become well-known for its strict training. There are roughly 20-30 members of the gym. Nekota Ginpachi once served as a volunteer trainer during a three week period.


By twenty years, the gym had produced two Japanese champions and one OPBF champion, Miyata Senior. Years later, the gym got a JBC middleweight belt won by Takamura Mamoru. He then won the WBC junior middleweight belt until he relinquished it to move a weight class up. The gym then received both WBC and WBA middleweight belts by Takamura.. Makunouchi Ippo won the JBC featherweight champion belt until he relinquished it.



Kamogawa Boxing Gym's ring

Founded by Kamogawa Genji years after his retirement, the gym has two stories with a basement. The first floor and basement serve as training areas while the second floor contains Kamogawa's office. Both the first floor and basement also contain boxing rings in them. After Takamura defeated Bryan Hawk, he put a bronze statue of himself on top of the roof of the gym.


Current Staff
Kamogawa Genji
Yagi Haruhiko
Shinoda Tomoyuki
Makunouchi Ippo

Past Staff

Past Staff
Miyata Senior
Umezawa Masahiko
(Merchandise Designer)
Nekota Ginpachi
(Part-time Trainer)


Current Members
Takamura Mamoru Aoki Masaru Kimura Tatsuya
Goto Itagaki Manabu Akamatsu Isamu
Kizakura Hiroshi Taihei Aoki Kintarō Kaneda

Past Members

Past Members
Baron Kurita Otowa Coach Miyata Ichirō
Okutani[1] Hashimoto[2] Tomonaga[3]
Hayasaka[4] Mafune[5] Kawai[6]
Kawaishi[7] Takahashi[8] Kamiya[9]
Ōta[10] Iwakawa[11] Sanchū[12]
Yamada Naomichi Team Itagaki Makunouchi Ippo



  • The brand of boxing gear officially used by the Kamogawa crew is called "Winning" gear, which is a real-life brand of boxing gear. The difference is that the two blue lines and red triangle logo on a Winning glove are reversed, to avoid copyright infringement.[13]
  • Itagaki mentions that the reason why Kamogawa Boxing Gym doesn't get a lot of new members is because of the "hellish training" that Takamura, Aoki, and Kimura put them through. Even Ippo unintentionally scares away new members when they see him working out.[14]
  • Sometimes Kamogawa Boxing Gym has a training camp in order prepare for an upcoming fight.  In the past, they had a training camp at the beach, and in the mountains at Pension Yoshio.
  • The building has a different appearance between the manga and anime.
  • In Round 3, Yagi Haruhiko mentions that Kamogawa Boxing Gym open 20 years ago (which would be 1970). However, in the official contest for Weekly Shonen Magazine to help celebrate 30 years. They gave away Official Kamogawa Boxing Gym Jackets that mention "since 1969" on it, which is 20 years before when Morikawa Jouji started the manga.


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  14. Hajime no Ippo Chapter 794