5. ALAN RUDKIN
One of Britain’s unluckiest fighters, Alan had to travel for his three world title shots: Fighting Harada in Japan, Lionel Rose in Australia and Ruben Olivares in Los Angeles (in front of Ruben’s adoring Mexican fans). Lost the first two on points, but huge-hitting Olivares stopped him in two rounds. However, Rudkin’s super skills were more than enough at European level.