Ichirō Miyata (宮田一郎, Miyata Ichirō) is a recurring character in Hajime no Ippo.
He is a featherweight professional boxer, the current OPBF Featherweight Champion, Makunouchi Ippo's idol and eternal rival. Miyata is a very skilled out-boxer with a cool demeanor that specializes in counter punches. He is considered by many to be a boxing prodigy, he uses the same boxing style that his father used. After his father was forced to retire, Miyata decided to take on his style of boxing to prove its worth on the world stage. He started at Kamogawa Boxing Gym, where he eventually meet Ippo and had a pair of spars with him. The first was a Miyata victory, but he was pushed unexpectedly hard by Ippo, who had no fighting experience. He loses in their second spar and later transfers to Kawahara Boxing Gym in hopes of one day facing Ippo in an official match.
His surname is Miyata. In Japan, surnames are listed before given names.