Hajime no Ippo: Rising episode 18
Not a bad episode! Definitely not a bad episode at all. Sure, the next match is what really counts, but I really enjoyed watching this episode. It made me wonder when that long-awaited rematch between Ippo and Ichiro finally begins.
My hands and shoulders are killing me and the thought of having to write two posts today isn’t making me feel any better. That is why I am keeping this post short and simple, just like this match. What I liked the most about this match was Ippo’s reaction. He realized that Ichiro had gotten stronger than he could’ve imagined, so don’t be surprised when Ippo turns it up a notch.
Now, Ichiro is a technical fighter. He uses his speed and a volley of precise blows to take down his opponent. But that is not what got him his win. His opponent was some unknown boxer that that little midget coach hired to defeat Ichiro. He hates Ichiro for taking away that belt when he defeated his beloved fighter during season two if I’m not mistaken. Ichiro will always stand above guys like that!