Re: Hajime no Ippo 1028
I can see the latter happen. Ippo winning after Itagaki's loss will probably drive him to leave the gym and enable him to act on his true desires, which is to beat Ippo in a fight and take his girl.
“Pirates are evil? The Marines are righteous? These terms have always changed throughout the course of history! Kids who have never seen peace and kids who have never seen war have different values! Those who stand at the top determine what's wrong and what's right! This very place is neutral ground! Justice will prevail, you say? But of course it will! Whoever wins this war becomes justice!”
― Donquixote Doflamingo