Ippo was introduced into the world of boxing by Takamura and enters the Kamogawa Gym. Reigning JBC Featherweight Champion.
Ippo's fighting style is in-fighting in which he has tremendous power packed behind his punches. His punches, endurance, and fighting spirit are considered top class in Japan. His style have been improved over time and consists of liver blows, sways, and his Sunday punch: Dempsey Roll.
|A punch technique where Ippo springs downward then launches himself upward in an uppercut.|
|A style where Ippo can defend and attack without giving out any power.|
|A punch delivered to the liver.|
|Dempsey Roll||This is Ippo's signature finishing move combined with the gazelle punch and the liver blow. These 3 as his coach said are to be used to win a match.|
|One Step Straight Punch||The first punching technique taught to him by Takamura.|
Hajime no Ippo: Champion Road
A tv special continuing the story from the anime series, it details Ippo's first title defence as Japan's Featherweight champion.