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Ippo runs off to take a bathroom break during the down time between matches, and while he’s on his way back he meets Miyata in the hallway. Miyata has some misgivings about the upcoming match, based on his own gut feelings about Takamura’s health. He suspects that Takamura might have a detached retina and be attempting to hide it. Ippo is stunned, especially since such a thing is a major health emergency that, left untreated, could completely end Takamura’s career. As Takamura marches to the ring decked out in his hawk-themed gear, Ippo keeps a close eye on him.