1965-11-30 Fighting Harada w pts 15 Alan Rudkin, Martial Arts Hall, Tokyo, Japan - WORLD

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30 November Fighting Harada w pts 15 Alan Rudkin, Martial Arts Hall, Tokyo, Japan - WORLD. Referee: Ko Toyama. Scorecards: 74-66, 74-65, 72-70. Counted over in the first round despite it really being a slip, Rudkin (117¼) proved to be a game challenger who did well but just could not match the aggressive all-action Harada (117½) in terms of throwing leather. Having had to reduce his weight by some 18 pounds, it had been thought that Harada would struggle the longer the fight lasted, but there were never any signs of that happening and Rudkin’s refined straight punches were ultimately not up to the job in hand.