^He's the champ, he'll get up from that but it will be an even playing field from here on.
^the match should be over; Mike lost and he knows it unless he's too drowsy to realise what happened.
The ref counted way to slowly and even helped him getting up... If you have any pride as a boxer, than that' is unacceptable.
Mike hasn't even responded to the ref, I doubt he can continue he might just drop.
Wow no one has talked about this in quite a while, wondering if you guys are still reading it. Anyways real reason I am reviving this sadly dead thread is I was wondering if anyone had any links to where I can get the entire first series of Ippo with the OVA's. I can find downloads of New Challenger no problem, but I want the first season. Oh and also Ippo's fight for #1 contender is about to start and I think it is going to be amazing!
I still read it. :)
Nice, are you as pumped as I am for the fight? Plus I feel horrible for Manabu but he was just too cocky and sadly he deserved to lose in order to gain some growth. He has all the skills and will be champ soon
I wanted him to win, too, which is a minority opinion I think. But yeah, he doesn't have Ippo's "Always a challenger" mindset. Nor Takamura's "Weight of the belt" one. He should learn that.
Well I'm glad he did lose. He has been cocky and although he actually trained really hard for this fight the fact that he already beat Imai before probably got into his head and become too complacent. Getting beat down within a round is what's surprising though.