Began watching Hajime no Ippo (the official US title is Fighting Spirit I believe), and was surprised to find that I actually enjoyed it. It's a pretty basic shounen story in that the main character is a young boy (Ippo) who is working towards a goal - in this case becoming a boxing champion. I don't really know anything about - or care about - boxining "in the real world", but I'm really captivated by the story anyway. One thing I really like about it is that the main character's reason isn't something like to get revenge, or just to become stronger, like in many other similar show. No, here he does boxing because he enjoys it, and because it gives him friends and self-confidence.
Another thing I find interesting about it is that the show apparently will chronicle Ippo's boxing career over several years, and not only focus on him as a young boy. I'm really looking forward to see how his success in the boxing ring will change him as a character.