Hajime No Ippo: 3 reasons why Ippo made it to Round 5 with Date Eiji

10 wins and a clean record of winning with only knockouts. The match with Date Eiji (Champion at the time) was exhilarating. There was enough reason to believe that this would be his first loss in an official match. Jyoji Morikawa (writer) made sure to keep us guessing till the very end. Ippo really surprised [...]