Re: If Alan Rudkin had beaten Fighting Harada...
Rudkin - Rose
Very good bout. Especially if you're a fan of technical fights.
Rose looked massive next to tiny Rudkin - "This is a man fighting a little boy".
Rose controlled Rudkin with the jab in the early rounds and landed some fast left hooks in the later rounds.
For the first 4 rounds Rudkin looked like he was out of his depth versus Rose - smaller, slower, haven't landed a single meaningful punch and cut.
But it seemed like that cut woke up Rudkin.
He adjusted very good - nice sneaky right hands and some good body shots.
I think Rudkin even got bigger as the fight progressed.
The last round definitely deserves a mention - Rudkin showed real guts and determination.
The judge who scored the fight 60-75 in favour of Rose obviously was a big big fan of Rose.
It was a very close fight, not a robbery by any means.
Personally I think 8-7 in favour of Rudkin would have been a fair decision.