This OAV serves as an extension to when Coach Kamogawa and Takamura first met each other from flashbacks seen in the series. Mixing around comedy and character development, this short shows how Kamogawa and Takamura's relationship built up with both serious and humorous moments between boxer and trainer. The OAV has improved artwork and animation as this episode makes use of brighter color, better facial details, and more fluid movements. This is especially shown when the episode gets to Takamura's first boxing match.
However, don't expect anything new to be revealed out of this OAV as it doesn't detail what sort of past Takamura had before meeting Kamogawa. Also due to the episode focusing greatly on Takamura, the other notable characters are reduced to cameo roles in the present due to the episode being mostly a flashback.
Otherwise, Boxer's Fist will make for a good extra for Hajime no Ippo fans, especially if any are a fan of Takamura and his antics outside the boxing ring.
Last updated Saturday, October 11 2008. Created Saturday, October 11 2008.