Re: All Time Flyweight Tournament Final: Fighting Harada vs Pascual Perez
As much as I like Harada, my gut tells me Perez would have most likely won and maybe even by kayo. Harada was a real buzzsaw of activity as a fly and fought at a tremendous pace, but as already mentioned he wasn`t yet the finished article yet and tended to get a bit too wild with his punches at times leaving himself open in the process. Jose Medel got him out of there in their first fight by landing a peach of a counter right hand square on the point of Harada`s chin as he was wailing away with both fists with little regard to defense. My gut tells me Perez would have stood a very good chance of landing a similar punch to turn the tide of the fight and stop Masahiko late in the fight while possibly behind on the cards. Would have been a great fight though and Harada is a very live underdog, but at his best Perez would have most likely prevailed.