Originally Posted by Vic-JofreBRASIL
Yeah...I think so..
I think he was a bit faster some years ago....and other important point is : If at least one of the fights was outside Japan would be different.....
And Iīm not talking about judges......but I think Jofre would feel much more confortable and at least would win more of these close rounds......
Put the two bouts in Brazil and I think Eder would win both...he would fight better and I donīt have doubt that Harada would feel uncomfortable to fight away from home against passionate and intense fans as the Brazilian are....
And then.....with two wins against Harada I think everything would be different today rating him in an ATG ranking !
His reflexes seemed hit and miss in the fights he had. Sometimes he'd catch him perfectly and keep him at range, other's harada would confuse him with angles and leave him looking vulnerable.
The irony is, had he twice beaten harada, fighting himself would not be seen as a great bw and jofre would probably have just lost to rose instead.
He'd still be the greatest bw in history, he'd just have two extra defences