You still don't understand that AP alone is not enough to beat Katakuri. With Boundman Luffy could have taken him down in 4 mid moves. Luffy's AP >>> Katakuri's AP, and Katakuri was still > Luffy. You can't beat him without countering FS. Even Snakeman failed to hit him half the time.
I'll give Zoro his props for his AP. Definitely Top Tier at this point. But like I said that's not enough.
Full summary, thanks to redon from MangaHelpers Forums.
Chapter 1,035: “Zoro Vs. King”
Limited Cover Series, No. 25: “Running away from Whole Cake Island”. In the cover, we see Germa 66's fleet leaving Whole Cake Island territory.
Chapter starts where the previous one ended, with Sanji kicking Queen. Sanji attack has been so powerful that Queen is blown away of Kaidou's castle and flies outside the limits of Onigashima. Queen has lost some teeth and is completely KO.
Sanji approaches to Some, who is shaking in fear. Sanji extends his hands and give her Chuuji. Some thanks him for saving Chuuji as Sanji remembers the mouse he fed when he was a child.
When Sanji tries to worry about Some's condition, he falls unconscious to the ground. Some calls the other geisha to bring something to help Sanji.
[Leftbrain Tower of the Skull Dome. “Pleasure Hall's battle”
Cut to the battle between Zoro and King. Zoro is kneeling on the ground after attacking King, this time Zoro has managed to damage him since King bleeds. Zoro's attack also cut another part of King's mask, we can see now his nose and his mouth. Zoro has already figured out how King's flame works.
Zoro: "When the “flame on his back” disappears...
He moves much faster, but...!!
His defense power is weaker...!!!"
Suddenly, King rips his mask off and we can see his whole face for the first time. He has brown skin, a tattoo around his left eye, and long white hair (with a braid on the right side). Kaidou's subordinates, who are still affected by Zoro's “Color of the Supreme King Haki”, stare at King in shock.
Kaidou's subordinates: "Ah... King's mask...!!
So... the rumors...
Black wings, white hair... Brown skin.
If we notify it the Government, they will give us “100 million Berries”... Instantly. "
In an impressive page (where we see King in full length) King draws his sword and covers it with flames. Then he uses a powerful attack.
A dragon-shaped flame (the same type of dragon that Kaidou and Momonosuke) shoots out from King's sword and burns down Kaidou's subordinates. Zoro, who has climbed to the outside of the castle through the hole in the roof, talks to King.
Zoro: "You should take better care of your subordinates.
What kind of race are you that the Government would pay 100 million
to anyone just for notifying them about you?"
Why would you want to know...
When you're about to die soon anyway!!"
King transforms into a Pteranodon and flies over to where Zoro is (while he shoots Zoro). Battle continues outside the castle, King continues shooting Zoro and also attacks him with his wings. After some attacks, the battle stops.
Zoro: "Hah... Hah...
I don't have much time...
If the fight lasts any longer, my sword can kill me!!"
King: "I can sense that dangerous aura."
Zoro: "It seems that he belongs to a special race... But that doesn't matter...
You have been on the seat for too long, it's time to move out of the way already.
“En-ou Santoryuu” (King of Hell's Three Swords Style - 閻王三刀流 (えんおう さんとうりゅう))."
King: "Don't get ahead of yourself...
Kaidou-san is the one who will become the “Pirate King”!!"
A little flashback about teenager King begins, it takes place when he met Kaidou. Both were prisoners in Punk Hazard facility while Government experimented with them. Kaidou manages to escape and he finds King that was imprisoned in a machine.
Kaidou: "A “Lunarian”? The Government will never get their hands off you.
I've seen the resistance experiment they did with you.
I plan to leave this place.
I'm going to create a new pirate crew!!
What will you do? Guinea pig."
King: "Do you think you are capable to change the world?"
Kaidou: "Of course, I'm the only one that can do it!!!"
Kaidou frees King and the two escape while destroy Punk Hazard facility.
Kaidou: "What is your name?"
*Translation note: Japanese name is “アルベル” which has different romanizations (Arbel/Aluber/Arbert/Alubel...).
Kaidou: "You are strong boy, you can call yourself “King”!!
Come with me!!
From now on, you will be my right hand!!
Back to the present, Zoro attacks King.
Zoro: "“Rengoku Oni Giri”!!!"
King dodges Zoro's attack and counterattacks.
King: "“Karyuudon” (Imperial Flame Dragon)!!!"
Zoro: "These flames are like magma!!"
Zoro dodges the fire dragon but King attacks him with his sword. Zoro manages to block it but King activates the sword's mechanism and grabs 3 Zoro's swords.
Zoro: "I won't let you take these “Meitou”!!!"
Zoro manages to free his swords and steps away from King. However, Zoro can't see where's King because he's moving at high speed.
Zoro: "He's using his speed!!
I must attack!!
“Yakkoudori” (Bird Dance)!!!"
Zoro manages to dodge King's high-speed kick and counterattacks cutting King's torso vertically. King bleeds. Zoro takes advantage of the situation and keeps attacking King.
King: "So you understood the way my body works!!"
Zoro: "That's right...!! Did you finally realize!? I'm going to defeat you!!"
Even though King's flame is on fire, King now defends himself against Zoro's attacks.
Zoro: "Why don't you receive my attacks... If presumably they don't work against you!?"
Are you afraid? That I can hurt you...!!"
King flies away from Zoro, then he transforms into a Pteranodon.
King: "As a being, your kind (human) can never defeat me!!
Zoro: "That's the kind of excuse I hate the most!!"
I will remember you as swordman with considerable skill."
Zoro: "No. I will be the one to make YOU remember me if you manage to survive this!!"