Takamura defends his Japanese championship belt for the fourth time. He defeats the challenger using only his left arm. His explosive power assures his ticket to the world title.
Sendo is also defending his belt. Contrary to the majority's expectation, Sendo is unable to land blows on his opponent, Shigeta. Just as Ippo had a difficult time during sparring sessions, Sendo experiences uncharted territory with the tricky southpaw fighter. Shigeta's careless comment causes Sendo to snap, and he goes for the "kill."
Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, Spanish, English subtitles.