The bell for the sparring session with Miayata rings. To everybody's astonishment, Miyata falls to the mat first. Ippo's fierce determination to give his all overpowers Miyata's superior boxing skills in the first two rounds, but clever Miyata quickly recovers and outboxes Ippo with his lethal counters. Chief Kamogawa advises Ippo to stop the bout, but Ippo says "I have one more thing left to do...". The result was the astounding conclusion that nobody had expected. After the match with Miyata, Ippo trains rigorously with Takmura and awaits for the day of his professional debut match with Yusuke Oda.