John L. Sullivan is back in training for the next opponent. As usual he is a tough pupil to teach. His headstrong ways and know-it-all attitude cause a constant friction between Buque and himself. It reaches a boiling point where the 2 come to blows. Mrex watches with Dawk and is fine with the friction as long as he gets the results he wants; the last thing he wants is a bond between the 2. John learns about Buques past from Dawk, the history of his ascent and ultimate downfall to his current state of captive trainer. John L. softens a bit and offers Buque an olive branch in the form of synthetic beer and promises to work with him and not be fighting him at every turn.