The key idea behind the Rookie of the Year bouts for many is that the bouts should, on paper, be relatively even with novices fighting each other. Sometimes the bouts end up being very uneven with one talented fighter against a much less able combatant, sometimes however we get very even contests as we did when Masashi Wakita faced Yuya Shimakura. The bout didn't look the most even on paper but in the ring it was hard to separate the two men who really were equals in one of the most competitive bouts in this year's Rookie of the Year competition.
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