Makunouchi Ippo is a high school student who helps his widowed mother on her fishing boat. He goes to school where he has little time to socialize with friends, due to his relatively unusual family situation. He walks to and from his seaside home every day for the past six years. And for the past six years, the same group of bullies abuses him every day.
That's a brief synopsis of the first few chapters (or the first episode) of Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting. It is a boxing manga and anime that has made boxing fans out of many an unsuspecting anime watcher, and Jason from LoadingReality.com highly recommends it.