Ippo Makunouchi was a shy high school student who worked in his family’s fishing charter business. When he had to take time off from work, bullies led by Umezawa picked on him and gave Ippo a severe beating.
A middleweight professional boxer came across the injured boy while passing by, taking down the abusive boys with ease before bringing Ippo back to Kamogaw Gym. Genji Kamogawa fixed up all of his wounds and offered an invitation for training at any point if it would help improve himself and let them keep tabs on how badly hurt he got during fights so they could treat him accordingly afterward. Boxing isn’t exactly safe either. From seventy-five episodes that were aired only two are reported filler episodes.
|1||1||The first step||Canon||October 4, 2000|
|2||2||Fruits of labor||Canon||October 11, 2000|
|3||3||Tears of joy||Canon||October 18, 2000|
|4||4||Shadow boxing||Canon||October 18, 2000|
|5||5||3 months to counter||Canon||November 1, 2000|
|6||6||The opening bell of the rematch||Canon||November 8, 2000|
|7||7||The destructive force of 1 cm||Canon||November 15, 2000|
|8||8||Promise to meet again||Canon||November 22, 2000|
|9||9||C Class License||Canon||November 29, 2000|
|10||10||Debut match||Canon||December 6, 2000|