Saturday, December 13, 2008

Filipino boxers in Hajime no Ippo (Knockout)

Malcomn Neto punches ippo makunochi in the face.

This might be old news for some, but it seems Filipino boxers are getting recognized even in the anime world

Hajime no Ippo (Ippo's Road to glory) known to the Philippines as Knockout and was shown at GMA 7 back in 2003. The series ran for 75 episodes including 1 OVA and 1 movie. The series will continue for a second season this coming January.

While the anime was placed with a halt, the manga series still continued and 2 filipino boxers were added into the lineup.

The First one is Malcomn Neto. Looks like a filipino movie villan or a baller. He's the one that was pitted against Ippo Makunochi. Kinda a bit racist because Neto for japanese means Scum.

The next one is Randy Boy Jr. which was the son of the boxer which defeated ichiro miyata's father several years back. He was based from Randy Suico Jr., a pinoy boxer based in japan.

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