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The Kamogawa Boxing Gym (鴨川ボクシングジム, Kamogawa Bokushingu Jimu) 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.

History

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.

Appearance

Kamogawa Boxing Gym Ring

The Kamogawa gym's ring.

Founded by Kamogawa Genji years after his retirement, the gym has two stories with a basement. The gym's structure is cubical, while in the anime it is more rectangular. On the first floor, there are a set of six windows connecting to each other, two sets of four windows in the anime. There are two horizontal sliding windows at the second floor, while there is four in the anime.

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 the roof of the gym.

Members

Kamogawa Boxing Gym
Staff
Kamogawa Portrait
Kamogawa Genji
(Owner/Coach/Trainer)
Yagi Portrait
Yagi Haruhiko
(Manager)
Shinoda Portrait
Shinoda Tomoyuki
(Trainer)
Ippo Portrait
Makunouchi Ippo
(Trainer)
Boxers
Takamura Portrait
Takamura Mamoru
Aoki Portrait
Aoki Masaru
Kimura Portrait
Kimura Tatsuya
Itagaki Portrait
Itagaki Manabu
Taihei Portrait
Aoki Taihei
Kintarō Portrait
Kintarō Kaneda
Akamatsu Portrait
Akamatsu Isamu
Kizakura Portrait
Kizakura Hiroshi
Gotō Portrait
Gotō
Past Staff
Miyata Senior Portrait
Miyata Senior
(Trainer)
Umezawa Portrait
Umezawa Masahiko
(Merchandise Designer)
Nekota Portrait
Nekota Ginpachi
(Part-time Trainer)
Past Boxers
Miyata Senior Young Portrait
Miyata Senior
Kurita Portrait
Baron Kurita
Otowa Coach Portrait
Otowa Coach
Miyata Portrait
Miyata Ichirō
Hashimoto[1]
Tomonaga[2]
Sanchū[3]
Hayasaka[4]
Mafune[5]
Kawai[6]
Kawaishi[7]
Takahashi[8]
Kamiya[9]
Ōta[10]
Iwakawa[11]
Okutani[12]
Naomichi Portrait
Yamada Naomichi
Tanaka Keiichi
(田中 圭一)
(Anime Only)[13]
Takagi Mikio
(高木 幹夫)
(Anime Only)[14]
Kawada Norihiko
(河田 則彦)
(Anime Only)[15]
Nishio Hideaki
(西尾 秀朗)
(Anime Only)[16]
Team Itagaki Member A Portrait
Team Itagaki Member
Team Itagaki Member B Portrait
Team Itagaki Member
Ippo Portrait
Makunouchi Ippo
Sister Gym
Ishino Boxing Gym Portrait
Ishino Boxing Gym

Gallery

Trivia

  • 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.[17]
  • 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.[18]
  • 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 the 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.

References

  1. Chapter 13, page 18
  2. Chapter 13, page 18
  3. Chapter 13, page 18
  4. Chapter 13, page 18
  5. Chapter 13, page 18
  6. Chapter 13, page 18
  7. Chapter 13, page 18
  8. Chapter 13, page 18
  9. Chapter 13, page 18
  10. Chapter 13, page 18
  11. Chapter 13, page 18
  12. Chapter 13, page 18
  13. Kimura VS. Mashiba OVA
  14. Kimura VS. Mashiba OVA
  15. Kimura VS. Mashiba OVA
  16. Kimura VS. Mashiba OVA
  17. https://www.reddit.com/r/hajimenoippo/comments/5jir9j/brand_of_gear_ippo_and_co_use/
  18. Chapter 794
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