Takeshi Sendo

千堂 武士, Rocky, Naniwa Tiger
Sendo is an In Fighter with arm strength on par with Makunouchi Ippo. To date he is the only boxer to face Ippo more than once in the pro ring and is his chief rival. Sendo is a featherweight and his most well known move is his powerful smash. He greatly admires boxer Rocky Marciano to the extent that he will personally point out that he is not the same quotRockyquot from the film of the same name. He is also a fan of Takamura Mamoru. Sendo is modeled after the reallife quotNaniwa Rockyquot boxer turned actor Akai Hidekazu. Source: Ippo.wikia.com