Alan Rudkin vs Franco Zurlo European bantamweight title official on-site 18 page programme, SIGNED by Alan Rudkin, Johnny Pritchett and undercard fighters Ralph Charles & Jimmy Anderson, 16th February 1971, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London.
Condition very good (vertical crease and slight surface creases also scorecard has been underlined in 3 places)
Rudkin W TKO 11
Charles W TKO 3 (vs Bobby Williams)
Anderson L TKO 6 (vs Brian Hudson)
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Alan Rudkin MBE (18 November 1941 – 22 September 2010) was a British, Commonwealth, and European bantamweight champion (1965–1970). He was born in St Asaph (Wales) As his pregnant mother was evacuated from Liverpool during the second World war. He was brought up in Dingle, Liverpool, and was a member of the Florence Institute.
He was a three times challenger for the undisputed World Championship, on one occasion in Japan. Rudkin appeared to be ahead on points but lost a contentious decision. He was awarded an MBE in 1973. In 2007 the Liverpool Echo included him in its list of the 800 greatest Liverpudlians, as part of Liverpool's 800th anniversary.
Rudkin was found collapsed on Mount Street, Liverpool in the early hours of 21 September 2010. He died early on 22 September 2010. The cause of death is at present, unclear.