Despite the fact that it currently has only 54 chapters, The Boxer is a near-masterpiece (except the Hiatus Special Episodes). Jeong Ji-hun, a South Korean webcomic artist who goes by the moniker JH, is written and illustrated. The summary of this comic in the Webtoon app does not reveal much, so I’ll attempt to review it without giving away any spoilers.
As the title implies, this is a boxing manhwa with numerous main characters. While one character certainly receives more time than the others, the others cannot be written off as secondary characters.
The Boxer Plot
The first episode begins with a famed boxing coach, K (yep, that is his given name), paying a visit to a little gym to assess their most skilled boxer. His objective is to train just one more world champion before officially retiring. Thus, this story follows the path of the person he selects to train, to outdo his prior student’s accomplishments, and inspire this new student to earn championship belts in not just his own weight class, but in every weight class. However, that is merely the coach’s objective. His new student is fascinating in his own right. And this story is not devoid of intriguing characters.
Try the first 15 chapters; if they don’t pique your interest, it’s probably not for you. Although the first four chapters should be sufficient to pique your interest in this story.
The Boxer Chapters
|Chapter||Chapter Name||Official Release Date|
|Chapter 1||The Genius||May 28, 2020|
|Chapter 2||The Omen||May 28, 2020|
|Chapter 3||Build-Up||May 28, 2020|
|Chapter 4||The Night Before||Jun 4, 2020|
|Chapter 5||Courage Jun||Jun 11, 2020|
|Chapter 6||The Bitter Struggle||Jun 18, 2020|
|Chapter 7||The Strong||Jun 25, 2020|
|Chapter 8||The Rise||Jul 2, 2020|
|Chapter 9||The Weak||Jul 9, 2020|
|Chapter 10||The Outcome||Jul 16, 2020|
|Chapter 11||A New World||Jul 23, 2020|
|Chapter 12||The Gift (1)||Jul 30, 2020|
|Chapter 13||The Gift (2)||Aug 6, 2020|
|Chapter 14||The First Opponent||Aug 13, 2020|
|Chapter 15||The Debut Match||Aug 20, 2020|
|Chapter 16||The Sinner (1)||Aug 27, 2020|
|Chapter 17||The Sinner (2)||Sep 3, 2020|
|Chapter 18||The Sinner (3)||Sep 10, 2020|
|Chapter 19||The Wave||Sep 17, 2020|
|Chapter 20||Qasim Al-Jahad||Sep 24, 2020|
|Chapter 21||The Amused (1)||Sep 28, 2020|
|Chapter 22||The Amused (2)||Oct 1, 2020|
|Chapter 23||The Serious||Oct 5, 2020|
|Chapter 24||Rest||Oct 8, 2020|
|Chapter 25||The Lightweight Division King||Oct 12, 2020|
|Chapter 26||The Artist (1)||Oct 15, 2020|
|Chapter 27||The Artist (2)||Oct 19, 2020|
|Chapter 28||Lightweight Title Match||Oct 22, 2020|
|Chapter 29||The Perfection of Technique||Oct 26, 2020|
|Chapter 30||Monster||Oct 29, 2020|
|Chapter 31||The Lightweight Division World Champion||Nov 2, 2020|
|Chapter 32||Everyone Has Their Own Story||Nov 5, 2020|
|Chapter 33||Jay||ov 9, 2020|
|Chapter 34||The Rock Strategy (1)||Nov 12, 2020|
|Chapter 35||The Rock Strategy (2)||Nov 16, 2020|
|Chapter 36||The Rock Strategy (3)||Nov 19, 2020|
|Chapter 37||Life||Nov 23, 2020|
|Chapter 38||Shadow||Nov 26, 2020|
|Chapter 39||Invasion||Nov 30, 2020|
|Chapter 40||Relationship (1)||Dec 3, 2020|
|Chapter 41||Relationship (2)||Dec 7, 2020|
|Chapter 42||Hero||Dec 10, 2020|
|Chapter 43||Hero (2)||Dec 14, 2020|
|Chapter 44||Hero (3)||Dec 17, 2020|
|Chapter 45||Antihero||Dec 21, 2020|
|Chapter 46||Breakthrough||Dec 24, 2020|
|Chapter 47||Proof (1)||Dec 28, 2020|
|Chapter 48||Proof (2)||Dec 31, 2020|
|Chapter 49||Proof (3)||Jan 4, 2021|
|Chapter 50||Gratitude||Jan 7, 2021|
|Chapter 51||The Finish Line||Jan 11, 2021|
|Chapter 52||iatus Special Episode (1)||Jan 14, 2021|
|Chapter 53||Hiatus Special Episode (2)||Jan 18, 2021|
|Chapter 54||Hiatus Special Episode (3)||Jan 21, 2021|
|Chapter 55||Hiatus Special Episode (4)||Jan 25, 2021|
|Chapter 56||Hiatus Special Episode (5)||Jan 28, 2021|
|Chapter 57||Prelude to War (1)||Feb 4, 2021|
|Chapter 58||Prelude to War (2)||Feb 8, 2021|
|Chapter 59||Prelude to War (3)||Feb 11, 2021|
|Chapter 60||Date (1)||Feb 15, 2021|
|Chapter 61||Date (2)||Feb 18, 2021|
|Chapter 62||Catastrophe||Feb 25, 2021|
|Chapter 63||An Eye for an Eye||Mar 4, 2021|
|Chapter 64||Deal||Mar 11, 2021|
|Chapter 65||Predator||Mar 18, 2021|
|Chapter 66||Siblings (1)||Mar 25, 2021|
|Chapter 67||Siblings (2)||Apr 1, 2021|
|Chapter 68||Siblings (3)||Apr 8, 2021|
|Chapter 69||ChristmasBGM||Apr 15, 2021|
|Chapter 70||Struggle||Apr 22, 2021|
|Chapter 71||BloodBGM||Apr 29, 2021|
|Chapter 72||Family||May 6, 2021|
|Chapter 73||Acceleration (1)||May 13, 2021|
|Chapter 74||Acceleration (2)||May 20, 2021|
|Chapter 75||Mohawk (1)||May 27, 2021|
|Chapter 76||Mohawk (2)||Jun 3, 2021|
|Chapter 77||Mohawk (3)||Jun 10, 2021|
|Chapter 78||Luck||Jun 17, 2021|
|Chapter 79||Bwahahahaha||Jun 24, 2021|
|Chapter 80||Destiny (1)||Jul 1, 2021|
|Chapter 81||Destiny (2)||Jul 8, 2021|
|Chapter 82||Destiny (3)||Jul 15, 2021|
|Chapter 83||Destiny (4)||Jul 22, 2021|
|Chapter 84||The Calm Before the Storm||Jul 29, 2021|
|Chapter 85||The Fight||Aug 5, 2021|
|Chapter 86||The Battle (1)||Aug 12, 2021|
|Chapter 87||The Battle (2)||Aug 19, 2021|
|Chapter 88||War (1)||Aug 26, 2021|
|Chapter 89||War (2)||Sep 2, 2021|
|Chapter 90||Monster (1)||Sep 9, 2021|
|Chapter 91||Monster (2)||Sep 16, 2021|
|Chapter 92||Monster (3)||Sep 23, 2021|
More The Boxer Chapters are Coming Soon!
The Boxer Characters
Although it appears at first that the story is entirely focused on a single guy and his voyage, as the story progresses, it becomes clear that this story features multiple primary characters and their adventures. It also contains some intriguing twists. The author is an expert at foreshadowing, and it’s always a pleasure to read a story in which all the hints and clues are sprinkled throughout…some of which you catch, some of which you don’t. All heading to a reveal, but what makes it enjoyable is when you piece together the clues and guess what they lead to, just to have your guess verified by the author.
Additionally, you know how sometimes in anime, right before the protagonist does a new finishing technique, they cut to a little flashback or filler episode of the protagonist training…
Strongest Characters in the boxer
- Aaron TideHangul (Heavyweight champion)
- Yu ( Current Light Weight Champion )
- SteelHangul (professional boxer ranked 3rd in the country in the super-middleweight division)
- Takeda Yuto ( Welter Weight )
- Jean Pierre Manuel ( Former light weight champion )
- Kassem Al Hajad ( defeated 1000 boxers in a row )
- Ryo Baeksan ( Genius Boxer )
- Gang AmseokHangul ( Professional Boxer 40 match 24 win 14 loss 2 draw )
- Santorino FabrizoHangul (Middle Weight Champion)
The Boxer Review
The Boxer Story Review
The story begins with the introduction of the character. Yu, who is still a child, meets an unknown individual wearing boxer gloves, who provides motivation for Yu, who is abandoned on the side of the road. The scene then shifts to a gym, where Ryu Baeksan is introduced to a fighting genius with amazing elasticity and flexibility. Along with Ryu Baeksan, we meet the great coach K, who has introduced five boxers to world championships.
After Ryu Baeksan vanquished his enemy, K was unsatisfied since the enemy was too weak, preventing Ryu from reaching his full potential. Finally, K requests that the gym management put Ryu to the test against the gym’s strongest boxer. As a consequence, Ryu was defeated. While discussing Ryu, K happened to notice Yu getting beaten by a thug outside the gym. And this concludes the first episode.
The storyline moves fairly in this webcomic because few characters are introduced, and each character’s backstory is only quickly explained. Additionally, disagreements and battles are shown prominently in the early episodes. This is great for action comics that wish to increase the level of adrenaline.
The Boxer Characterizations Review
When I see Yu, I’m reminded of my favorite character from the Attack On Titan manga, Captain Levi. His gloomy aura was the same. A person’s aura who has endured pain since childhood. His apathy about everything makes us feel strange and makes us quiver with fear.
Additionally, we see Ryu Baeksan’s harsh character as he makes a little gang that plays with the weak people around them. Additionally, the incredibly ambitious character of K is revealed through the talks of other characters, who state that he is willing to traverse the world in search of his final athlete, despite the fact that he tests Yu by trying to hit him from behind (this is a battery).
The Boxer Image Review
The image looks neat, despite us seeing a lot of rough lines, which actually adds to the impression this manhwa is dark. The background is kept simple. Faces are well-drawn too. The facial expressions are well-drawn. The color that is bad and has been used is also good. Decorated with whites, grays, blacks, reds, and blues only. The hair color of the characters are also given certain traits that are easily recognized.
This webtoon has a rating of 3 from me. I gave the manhwa a 3 because it is not long-winded and matches the atmosphere with good art. The characters are strong and stick out to readers. Yu has some kind of bizarre natural talent that makes me captivated while I am reading. Seeing the game was also awesome too. In one of the introductory chapters that tell a lot about Yu’s background, when I met him strictly, Onii-chan was immediately contacted. To the extent that it is impossible for us to understand what happened because there are no words or details to make one feel sympathetic.
The Boxer Art & Action
When the action occurs, you can literally feel the movement through the screen; it’s that fluid. Additionally, its action scenes have a shonen feel to them. One thing I despise is thin guys landing forceful blows. Although I have never watched a boxing bout, that seems irrational. That is one of the comic’s shonen characteristics.
Here’s a quote from the comic’s Ep.8 written by someone claiming to be an ex-boxer: Additionally, the comic does an excellent job with its backstories. Indeed, a little too well.
Why The Boxer is so mind-blowing?
- The build-ups to the matches are quite well executed.
- Every match has its own specific opponent at hand that’s always interesting.
- Impacting is the word which suits the mental state symbolism of these fighters.
This Webtoon goes to 890K people. They are updated weekly, this is really cool!