Yuri Arbachakov

Yuri Yakovlevich Arbachakov (Russian: Юрий Яковлевич Арбачаков; born October 22, 1966) is a former boxing champion in the flyweight division. He was the first Russian professional boxing champion.

Yuri Arbachakov
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Real nameYuri Yakovlevich Arbachakov
Nickname(s)Yuri Ebihara
Weight(s)Flyweight
NationalityRussian
Born (1966-10-22) October 22, 1966 (age 55)
Kemerovo Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights24
Wins23
Wins by KO16
Losses1
Draws0
No contests0

Amateur careerEdit

Yuri Arbachakov
Medal record
Representing   Soviet Union
Men’s Boxing
World Amateur Championships
  Moscow 1989 Flyweight
European Amateur Championships
  1989 Athens Flyweight

Yuri Arbachakov was born on October 22, 1966, in the village of Ust-Kezes, Kemerovo Oblast into a Shor family.

Arbachakov was an amateur boxing star in the Soviet Union. He won both world and European amateur championships during his amateur career, and lost only 21 of 186 amateur fights.

Professional boxing careerEdit

Arbachakov emigrated to Japan as part of the perestroika program, along with Orzubek Nazarov. He trained with the Kyoei boxing gym, and fought almost all of his fights in Japan. He made his professional debut in February, 1990, under the name "Yuri Chakov", in the bantamweight division. In 1991, his gym changed his ring name to "Yuri Ebihara," (after former world champion Hiroyuki Ebihara) and in July of that year, he won the Japanese flyweight title in his seventh professional bout, by 1st-round knockout. He defended the title once before returning it.

In June, 1992, he challenged Muangchai Kittikasem for the WBC and lineal flyweight titles, and won by 8th-round knockout.[1] He would go on to defend his titles nine times over five years.

After winning the world titles, he took out "Ebihara" from his ring name, and began fighting as "Yuri Arbachakov." He made this change because "Ebi" closely resembles the Russian word for "fuck."

In August, 1996, he made his 9th defense by 8th-round KO, but injured his right hand during the fight. The injury forced him into a long period of inactivity.

His 10th defense was scheduled for November, 1997, over a year since his last fight. Chatchai Sasakul had become the WBC flyweight interim champion during Arbachakov's inactivity, and the two had previously fought in September, 1995, with Arbachakov emerging victorious by decision. However, Sasakul won the rematch by 12-round decision, and Arbachakov announced his retirement after the fight. His professional record was 23-1-0 (16KOs).



Professional boxing recordEdit

Professional record summary
24 fights 23 wins 1 loss
By knockout 16 0
By decision 7 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
24 Loss 23–1 Chatchai Sasakul UD 12 Nov 12, 1997 Tsukisamu Green Dome, Sapporo, Japan Lost WBC flyweight title
23 Win 23–0 Puma Toguchi TKO 9 (12) Aug 26, 1996 Kokugikan, Japan Retained WBC flyweight title
22 Win 22–0 Raul Juarez UD 12 Feb 5, 1996 Osaka-Jo Hall, Osaka, Japan Retained WBC flyweight title
21 Win 21–0 Chatchai Sasakul UD 12 Sep 25, 1995 Nippon Budokan, Japan Retained WBC flyweight title
20 Win 20–0 Oscar Arciniega UD 12 Jan 30, 1995 Green Dome, Sapporo, Japan Retained WBC flyweight title
19 Win 19–0 Hugo Rafael Soto KO 8 (12) Aug 1, 1994 Ariake Colosseum, Japan Retained WBC flyweight title
18 Win 18–0 Hiroshi Kobayashi KO 9 (10) May 16, 1994 Korakuen Hall, Japan
17 Win 17–0 Nam-Hoon Cha UD 12 Dec 13, 1993 Municipal Gymnasium, Kyoto , Japan Retained WBC flyweight title
16 Win 16–0 Ysaias Zamudio UD 12 Jul 16, 1993 World Memorial Hall, Kobe, Japan Retained WBC flyweight title
15 Win 15–0 Muangchai Kittikasem TKO 9 (12) Mar 20, 1993 Lop Buri, Thailand Retained WBC flyweight title
14 Win 14–0 Yoon-Un Jin UD 12 Oct 20, 1992 Korakuen Hall, Japan Retained WBC flyweight title
13 Win 13–0 Muangchai Kittikasem KO 8 (12) Jun 23, 1992 Kokugikan, Japan Won WBC flyweight title
12 Win 12–0 Sucatchai Chalermsri KO 3 (?) Apr 20, 1992 Japan
11 Win 11–0 Samanchai Chalermsri PTS 10 Mar 16, 1992 Korakuen Hall, Japan
10 Win 10–0 Shun Hazama TKO 5 (10) Nov 25, 1991 Korakuen Hall, Japan
9 Win 9–0 Byung Kab Kim KO 5 (10) Sep 30, 1991 Korakuen Hall, Japan
8 Win 8–0 Takahiro Mizuno KO 1 (10) Jul 15, 1991 Japan
7 Win 7–0 Hyun Ki Lee KO 4 (?) Mar 16, 1991 Korakuen Hall, Japan
6 Win 6–0 Rolando Bohol KO 2 (?) Dec 20, 1990 Korakuen Hall, Japan
5 Win 5–0 Justo Zuniga TKO 5 (10) Oct 29, 1990 Korakuen Hall, Japan
4 Win 4–0 Jung Eui Hyun TKO 7 (10) Jun 23, 1990 Korakuen Hall, Japan
3 Win 3–0 Diego Ongalo KO 1 (?) May 7, 1990 Korakuen Hall, Japan
2 Win 2–0 Jae-Hyun Kim KO 5 (?) Apr 12, 1990 Korakuen Hall, Japan
1 Win 1–0 Allan Tanaka TKO 3 (6) Feb 1, 1990 Kokugikan, Japan

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Yuri Arbachakov - Lineal Flyweight Champion". The Cyber Boxing Zone Encyclopedia.

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Achievements
Preceded by Lineal Flyweight Champion
June 23, 1992 - November 12, 1997
Succeeded by
WBC Flyweight Champion
June 23, 1992 - November 12, 1997