'One Piece' chapter 897 news: Will Luffy face Big Mom next after Katakuri's defeat?

The previous chapter of Eiichiro Oda's popular manga series "One Piece" featured the culmination of the seemingly never-ending battle between Monkey D. Luffy and Big Mom's Sweet Commander, Charlotte Katakuri. Interestingly, the bout ended in a draw, with Katakuri giving praises to Luffy for his determination to defeat him at all costs. However, the Straw Hat pirates have no reason to let their guards down even after Katakuri's defeat, as the rest of Big Mom's children will continue hunting them down in "One Piece" chapter 897.

According to the latest plot predictions for "One Piece" chapter 897, the threat of the Big Mom pirates against the Straw Hats are far from over, even after the fall of Katakuri in the previous chapter. Nevertheless, Luffy already has one less opponent to worry about, but outside the Mirror World, Big Mom's children are now in position to capture the Straw Hat leader. Considering that Luffy is also severely worn out after using the Gear 4th Snakeman technique, he will stand no chance against the other Sweet Commanders. Fortunately for him, Sanji is on his way to save him in the Mirror World, but he may also need to confront his own family, particularly Ichiji Vinsmoke, as they are also following the orders of Big Mom.

Official image for Eiichiro Oda's "One Piece" featuring the characters of the animeToei Animation USA Website

After the intense fight with Katakuri, Luffy gained the former's respect, given the fact that the Straw Hat leader even decided to face him the second time around inside the Mirror World in order to enhance his own skills. Some fans even noted that Katakuri could be the most reasonable Sweet Commander among Big Mom's children, and it is not surprising that Katakuri will display such honorable act for his opponent. 

There might not be another great fight to witness in "One Piece" chapter 897, although there are speculations that the next big battle after Luffy vs. Katakuri is the Straw Hat leader's showdown with Big Mom herself. Still, some fans doubt if Luffy already has the power to face the fearsome Yonkou, especially after the outcome of his battle with Katakuri. In spite of unlocking a new Gear 4th form, Luffy technically did not win the fight, and the worse thing can be expected if he is to confront Big Mom next.

"One Piece" chapter 897 is expected to be out sometime this week.