So far into reading this I have not once wanted to stop reading (except when it gets to the love-dovey embarrising part where I feel embarresed for the charactor, usually Ippo).It is a brillient read as I love reading Martial arts manga.
While Boxing isn't a martial art, it is an art form and a highly competitive sport and the writer has managed to translate this extrodinarly well in my opinion espcially as I may or may not have found out the results of the fight before hand I still feel my heart in my mouth when reading the matchs.
The changing of some of the charactors from their original form striving to get better seems to be well done, however the writer has also chosen some charactors to stay the same which is very clever. All in all a great read and I'm looking forward to reading the next 700+ chapter.
On a side note there is some fantastic comedy/time in the story.