Elected best shônen manga of the year at the grand prize of entertainment - Polymanga - Switzerland 2008
Opening of the Espoirs tournament: full of tough boxers!
Ippo is impatient to face Miyata again. But for that he has to go to the final! His first opponent is Ozma, an American boxer. To avoid his deadly hook, Ippo starts a special training. But will he be able to overcome an opponent who is faster and more technical than him?
The gong to start the fight rings!
George Morikawa is an author published by Kodansha publishing house since his debut in the late 80s. He won the Kodansha award for best manga in 1991. Afterwards, he had an unparalleled success with Ippo, and he himself started actively in boxing by buying a prestigious club in Japan, the JB Sports Gym where the future Japanese champions train.