Wrong weight class. That's Aoki's fight. Kimura's one weight class down.>>157613699
It's really hard to drop a boxer in the rankings when every victory is a KO and he loses so very rarely.
Also, Vorg moved up a weight class and Sendo already has beaten him- in an impromptu unsupervised spar well before the World went and coldcocked Ippo upside the skull.>>157614431
The funny thing is the foreshadowing is ever so much worse now, given how they're not even treating his next opponent like a joke character. He's just... there. If there was ever a time for a freak career-ending injury... it would be now.>>157614791
He still is. But the moment has changed. Now Ippo's stepping into a world that mentally he's not built for. Shit, Takamura's known the guy for almost nine years now- he'd know how Ippo's mind works.