* The motherfucking [[spoiler: Dempsey Roll.]]
* Most of the boxing matches have at least one of these. Ippo and Takamura could each fill a library all by themselves. Other boxers have their moments, too. Kimura [[spoiler:actually manages to be the only opponent to frighten [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast ''The Executioner'']] Ryo Mashiba, one of the scariest boxers in the series, when he challenges him for the Junior Lightweight title.]]
* In a flashback to Takeshi Sendo's past, [[spoiler:he beats the living daylights out of [[http://www.mangastream.to/hajime-no-ippo-chapter-312-page-11.html three dozen high-school toughs by himself]], earning him the label ''[[RedBaron Naniwa Tiger]]''.]]
* The Battle of the Demons, [[spoiler: Sawamura vs. Mashiba]] is thought by many to be the single greatest match in the series.
* The Featherweight Champion Fight [[spoiler:Date Eiji vs. Ricardo Martinez: Eiji, delivering his last blow: "I'll give you as many bones as you want . . . In return, give me your life!"]]
* [[spoiler:Takamura v. MamaBear]] is probably one of the best non-fight moments in the series.
* Takamura's match after the [[spoiler:Mama Bear]] incident. [[spoiler:The word had got out around Japan that Taka had killed a bear with his [[IncrediblyLamePun bear hands]]. So when he proceeds to enter the ring with a ''[[NemeanSkinning bear skin robe]]'' on complete with claws, everyone, including the opponent, assumed that he was lying his ass off. Takamura then takes off the robe to reveal three huge claw slashes across his chest. Cue ''EVERYONE'' losing their shit. [[HolyShitQuotient You are now freaking out]]. Superb.]]
** The match itself may count as one as while the stunt made people think he was just a show off, Takamura proceeds to dominate the match with his non-dominant hand, and with jabs at that, effectively proving he can match his showmanship.
* Takamura '''[[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/takamura4.jpg snaps.]]''' This is, beyond any doubt, his greatest scene and ''you know it''.
* Ippo does not trash talk for the most part, but a special mention must be made during the weigh-in with Ippo and his opponent Hammer Nao, [[spoiler:formerly Yamada Naomichi (or "Geromichi" to Aoki, Kimura and Takamura), once a former member of Kamogawa gym and Ippo's friend and junior]]. When prompted for a comment, an exchange occurs with the normally reserved Ippo biting back.
-->'''Hammer Nao''': Senpai. I'll continue to call you Senpai, if you don't mind. I am grateful to you. You taught me the basics of boxing- plus you'll be giving me the belt.
-->'''Reporter''': Champion, do you have anything to say in regards to that comment.
-->'''Ippo''': Not really, I just think that his "thanks" is unnecessary.
-->'''Ippo''': It's a fact that we have practiced together in the past, but... ''I never taught him how to take a belt.''
* Itagaki vs Saeki. Both of them first feeling each other out. Itagaki getting caught in Saeki's trap. [[http://www.mangareader.net/hajime-no-ippo/964 Then]] [[http://www.mangareader.net/hajime-no-ippo/965 this]] [[http://www.mangareader.net/hajime-no-ippo/966 happens]]. [[spoiler: Saeki can't touch Itagaki anymore. Reason: Saeki tries to read him, but Itagaki just made himself very unpredictable.]]
** Saeki's composition for the rest of the fight qualifies to this troper as well. [[spoiler: out of sheer pride for his reputation as the speed star, he finally forces himself to see through Itagaki's unpredictable movements, and continues forcing his body to perform even after Itagaki killed his legs and knocked him down. doubles as a tear jerker when Saeki discovers that no matter how much he struggles, he never stood a chance from the start]]
** How the manga represents [[spoiler: Saeki not being able to follow Itagaki's movements]] was really cool. One minute Saeki is forcing himself to calm down and focus on Itagaki, the next, [[spoiler: Itagaki is ''gone'', and Saeki can't find him before it's too late.]]
* Coach Kamogawa's final match of his boxing career. He was fighting Ralph Anderson, [[spoiler:an American Sergeant and, in the pre-World War 2 days, a '''World-ranked Welterweight boxer'''.]] In that fight, Kamogawa shows himself to be both the Ippo '''and''' the Takamura of his generation:
** When the match begins, he throws such a powerful punch aimed at Anderson's ribs that although he blocks it, [[spoiler:Anderson's arm not only goes numb, [[http://www.mangareader.net/115-4735-15/hajime-no-ippo/chapter-409.html but has]] '''a visible imprint/outline of Kamogawa's fist''' on it.]]
** The match then consists of Anderson [[CurbStompBattle repeatedly beating the crap out of Kamogawa again and again]], [[HeroicResolve but Kamogawa just keeps enduring them and getting back up over and over again,]] to the extent that Anderson begins to get uneasy, then comes to respect him.
** After enduring all this, [[http://www.mangareader.net/115-4739-1/hajime-no-ippo/chapter-413.html Kamogawa throws a body blow with his left fist so powerful that]] [[spoiler:it '''shatters both his fist and Anderson's ribs''' completely.]]
** [[http://www.mangareader.net/115-4739-8/hajime-no-ippo/chapter-413.html He then]] '''repeats this with his right fist''', again [[spoiler:shattering both it and Anderson's ribs.]]
** Because he's [[spoiler:shattered both his fists]], Kamogawa is no longer able to fight. But he doesn't need to, because his punches not only [[spoiler:shattered Anderson's ribs, [[http://www.mangareader.net/115-4739-13/hajime-no-ippo/chapter-413.html but caused said ribs to]] '''pierce his internal organs''', leaving Anderson unable to fight, and Kamogawa the winner]]. A [[http://www.mangareader.net/115-4735-1/hajime-no-ippo/chapter-409.html five]] [[http://www.mangareader.net/115-4739-18/hajime-no-ippo/chapter-413.html chaptered]], three punch fight that proves beyond any doubt that Genji Kamogawa is f**king awesome.
* Remember [[WeakButSkilled Kenta Kobashi]] and Ryuuichi Hayami, both of whom Ippo beat back in the Rookie Kings Tournament? Well in Chapter 290, we find that both of them dropped to the Jr. Featherweight division and are now [[spoiler:ranked nationals: Hayami first and Kobashi second]], and have [[spoiler: a title fight]] against each other [[spoiler:for the Japanese Jr. Featherweight Championship Belt/Title]]. And in a moment that is as heartwarming as it is awesome, [[spoiler:Kobashi won]] '''by KO.'''
* Aoki's title fight against Katsutaka Imae for the Japanese Lightweight Title. [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Aoki proves himself to be more than the clown he is generally percieved to be in the ring]]. Imae even admits to himself that if you look past the ridiculous techniques, [[http://mangafox.me/manga/hajime_no_ippo/v51/c455/11.html you see a veteran with a strong fighting spirit.]]
** Prior to the match, Imae is studying his opponent via videos of his matches, and [[http://mangafox.me/manga/hajime_no_ippo/v50/c444/10.html notes that the Frog Punch is actually an effective and powerful uppercut.]]
** When [[spoiler:Aoki's Frog Punch is countered in Round 1]], he seems to have been badly hurt, leading Imae, confident that victory is near, to go all out, with Aoki only saved by a tight guard and the bell. This continues until the end of Round 4, where Imae, [[spoiler:slightly bent over and gasping from 3 rounds of constant attacking]], staggers back to his corner...... [[http://mangafox.me/manga/hajime_no_ippo/v50/c452/10.html and sees Aoki walking away]] [[http://mangafox.me/manga/hajime_no_ippo/v50/c452/11.html as though he hasn't been damaged at all.]] The [[OhCrap look on Imae's face]] when he realises that [[spoiler:Aoki has played him into exhausting himself while he remains relatively strong]] [[http://mangafox.me/manga/hajime_no_ippo/v50/c452/12.html says it all.]]
* In the Rookie King fight between Ippo and Sendo Ippo lands a perfect right to Sendo's temple that [[spoiler: Knocks him right out]] thirty seconds before the end of the third round. Sendo still manages to spend the next forty seconds pounding Ippo apart.
* Sendo Vs. Nargo. Sendo is fighting for the first time against someone who isn't cracking under the pressure of his intimidating presence, Sendo figures its because his opponent has fought someone stronger then him. His opponent is Mexican so Sendo quickly figures out that someone is none other than [[spoiler: '''[[WorldsStrongestMan Ricardo Martinez.]]''']] Sendo's response?
--> Sendo: [[BringIt Hell yeah! Let's see who's knuckles come out on top!]]
* Ippo's comeback after [[spoiler: being expelled one month of the gym by the coach, due to the possibility of being punch drunken. To sum it, he spent all that time moving VERY ''slowly'' for everything while using angle/wrists weights, as a result, he gained more balance on his entire body being able to regain it no matter how off balance he gets and keep throwing punches, changing pivot legs and pressing forward, A.K.A ''THE'' new Dempsey Roll.]]
* Pretty much everything Ippo has done so far in his [[spoiler:return match, against the new Filipino Champion, Antonio Guevara]]. To highlight some spots after all his training with the weights he can now dash at superhuman speeds, considerably hurt a champion in only two hits and of course, leave a strong impression on Mashiba, Sendo and Miyata all at once when he gets to show off ''part'' of the New Dempsey Roll.
** To put this in perspective, the man Ippo is fighting beat [[spoiler:Malcom Gedoh, "The Magician" (without him throwing the fight), who gave Ippo a serious amount of trouble when they fought. Cut to now, where Ippo is handily winning against Guevara, which shows how far Ippo has improved.]]
** Unfortunately, Ippo's fortune does not last, [[spoiler:and he falls before he can deliver the new Dempsey Roll, with one final punch by Guevara knocking him down for a third and final time.]]