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Old 05-29-2008, 08:27 PM   #16
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I haven't seen it, but i think it might be among the ever rising backlog of fights i still have to watch.

I've read it was a good competitve effort from Rudkin.
I can send it to you if you like, or by backlog did you mean you already have it just haven`t gotten around to watching it yet? If that is the case, then you and I are in the same boat, as I`ve got about 50 dvds that I have yet to watch myself as it stands.
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Old 05-29-2008, 08:37 PM   #17
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Yeah same here.

I'm pretty sure i got it about a year ago.i badly need to organise things and seperate the modern stuff i still have to watch, from the classic fights.
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Old 05-29-2008, 09:09 PM   #18
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Old 05-29-2008, 09:28 PM   #19
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There are greater fighters to have hailed from Japan, but could Watanabe be the most talented? Unified titles at Super Flyweight before politics led to his being stripped of the WBA (in very dubious circumstances if my understanding is correct).

Technically sound and mobile, he was hard to hit clean, although he should be considered a box-puncher in my view, often in the danger-zone looking to land. Showing good footwork and a cool head, with power in both hands and good head movement he should be considered a live threat to anyone at the weight in my view and is perhaps another one of the east's underated fighters (interesting that some, like Harada and Galaxy are considered overated, and others, like Watanabe and Wajima fly so firmly under the radar...what's in a name?).

He had weaknesses of course, he tended to retreat in a straight line when his man became aggressive which you don't like to see, and it looks to me like he may have underused what was an excellent jab, but he has excellent punching form. Never stopped.

His resume is far from stellar and he never fought outside the east - I think just Japan and Korea.

Anyone interested in this fighter? Anyone rate him?


His defence against Suk Hwan Yun in two parts. He is actually on the wane here, but I can't find anything else on YouTube:


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Mijares is vastly superior.
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Old 05-29-2008, 09:41 PM   #20
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Konadu KO 2 Mijares
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Old 05-30-2008, 02:52 AM   #21
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In terms of hypothetical dream matches at 115lbs, I think maybe Tapia might have the best chance out of all of them to defeat him, based solely on workrate and chin. Real close match, though.
Ooooo, that's an interesting one. I'd be picking Watanabe, but it would be great fun to see.
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Old 05-30-2008, 02:53 AM   #22
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Old 05-30-2008, 03:21 AM   #23
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Konadu KO 2 Mijares
Mijares KO 1 Wilde.
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Old 06-14-2008, 05:03 PM   #24
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I can honestly say I dont know much about him, how do you think he would do against great fighters around his weight class?
He takes Galaxy for sure(as do a few others IMO), outboxes him.

He takes Moon, would outbox him I believe.

I think a fight between himself and Konadu would be a very good boxing match, but that he'd find a place for that straight left and take him out probably mid-rounds with it.

Roman was a very skilled boxer as well, probably a bit more fluid with his combos, but Watanabe picked his spots very well, would be a tough one to call. I might actually pick Roman.

I think Tapia would beat him, Tapia would've been hell for the majority of them, though his accurate shots would give Tapia a tough time. Tapia would get caught often and maybe dropped, but his overall tenacity and workrate I think would help him overcome it. I think a guy like Konadu, with his movement and active jab, would be more difficult for Tapia.
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