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Mitsuo Yoshida (吉田満男, Yoshida Mitsuo) is a non-recurring character in Hajime no Ippo.

He is a former featherweight boxer who participated in the East Japan Rookie King Tournament and fought Kobashi Kenta.

Background

Yoshida had an impressive record as an amateur, having participated in the Interhigh Championship and made it to the finals two years in a row. However, he was defeated by Hayami Ryūichi.

History

Part I

Rookie King Tournament: First Rounder Arc

YoshidaVsKobashi

Yoshida fighting Kobashi.

Partaking in the East Japan Rookie King Tournament, he was regarded as one of the four seeds of the tournament. He faced against Kobashi Kenta in the first round.

In the match, Yoshida had trouble overcoming Kobashi's strategy which included light jabs and clinching to throw him off his rhythm. The match continued this way until the end, with Kobashi having complete control of the match and Yoshida unable to do a thing, ultimately losing by decision.

Yoshida later retired at an unknown date.

Match History

Match History
# Result Record Date Opponent Location Time Type Notes
? LOSS  ?-1-? 1991-08 JapanKobashi Kenta Kourakuen Hall
Tokyo, Japan
4(4), 3:00 Decision East Japan Rookie King Tournament Round 1
Inter-High
? LOSS  ?-?-? 1990-8 JapanHayami Ryūichi Tokyo, Japan ?(4) KO Inter-High Tournaments Finals
? LOSS  ?-?-? 1989-8 JapanHayami Ryūichi Tokyo, Japan ?(4) KO Inter-High Tournaments Finals

Amateur Matches

VS Hayami Ryūichi 4R Loss by KO (Inter-High Tournaments Finals)

VS Hayami Ryūichi 4R Loss by KO (Inter-High Tournaments Finals)

Appearance

Yoshida is a man with a well-built tanned body. He has black hair with several bangs over his forehead. Yoshida has forehead wrinkles and visible cheekbones.

His boxing attire in the ring consists of purple and light purple boxing shorts. His boxing shorts have "Yoshida" in English on the bottom front and, in the anime, "Mitsuo" in English as his name tag.

Personality

Yoshida has shown irritation when he was unable to hit Kobashi in the East Japan Rookie King Tournament and grief when he lost by decision.

Boxing Abilities

Making it to the Inter-High Tournaments Finals two times in a row and being one of the four seeds in the 1991 East Japan Rookie King Tournament, he can be regarded as a skilled boxer. However, he has trouble with boxers who try to win by decision with jabs and clinches such as Kobashi Kenta.

Gallery

References

  1. Round 461, page 11. Kobashi Kenta mentions that all Rookie King Tournament boxers of 1990 retired except for Makunouchi Ippo, Mashiba Ryō, Miyata Ichirō, and Sendō Takeshi.
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