Episodes: 25Status: Completed
Alternate Titles: Fighting Spirit: Rising, Hajime no Ippo 3, はじめの一歩 Rising
The third series of Hajime no Ippo. Ippo continues to defend his Japanese Featherweight title from an ever stronger pool of challengers. Meanwhile, Takamura challenges for his second WBC title in the middleweight class, and Aoki challenges for the Japanese Lightweight title.