Although he is close to retirement, Eiji fights on, determined to find someone worthy of taking away his championship belt. Extremely knowledgeable about the sport, his love of boxing has made him highly respected by his peers. Proving his strength, Date uses the Heartbreak Shot to subdue his opponents.
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en. Tony OLIVER
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