Quote from Elara
The first time I saw this guy, I knew I wasn't going to like this part of the story, and I don't. His face annoys me. But I'll be damned if I'm going to stop reading after 800+ chapters just because of one stupid character.
I fully share Elara’s sentiment. As much as I do not like this arc and as much as I also disliked the magician part of the story, I have been a die hard fan of this manga and I plan on staying faithful. I am hoping MORIKAWA Jyoji does not keep these kinds of crappy story lines.
I also agree with Serobins. It would be nice if Ippo just kicked some butt once in a while. Hey, he is the champ and a fighter to reckon with right? How can anyone believe he can conquer the world if he almost never seems to have a fight where he does not get beat up? (I think I remember one fight, maybe two where he actually was not beaten and bloody and those were just when he started the sport way back at the beginning of the series...)
There still much I want to see Ippo accomplish and for now I am keeping faith that the mangaka will not disappoint...