Nekota Ginpachi is a long time friend and eternal rival of Kamogawa Genji. He lives as a hermit in the mountains with his dog Hachi. Nekota is still very much involved in boxing. He watches matches in tape when he's able to get them and helps train the Kamogawa team for upcoming fights and even spent a stint in Kamogawa Gym teaching newcomers. In the past he was a natual boxer with wild instincts that even Kamogawa and Dankichi said were better than theirs but never admitting to Nekota. With fast reflexes and superb agility, Nekota was as powerful as Kamogawa and Dankichi.