|Real name||Yuri Yakovlevich Arbachakov|
|Born||October 22, 1966|
Kemerovo Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Wins by KO||16|
|Representing Soviet Union|
|World Amateur Championships|
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 career
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.
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 record
|24 fights||23 wins||1 loss|
|24||Loss||23–1||Chatchai Sasakul||UD||12||Nov 12, 1997||Tsukisamu Green Dome, Sapporo, Japan||Lost WBC and lineal flyweight titles|
|23||Win||23–0||Puma Toguchi||TKO||9 (12)||Aug 26, 1996||Kokugikan, Japan||Retained WBC and lineal flyweight titles|
|22||Win||22–0||Raul Juarez||UD||12||Feb 05, 1996||Osaka-Jo Hall, Osaka, Japan||Retained WBC and lineal flyweight titles|
|21||Win||21–0||Chatchai Sasakul||UD||12||Sep 25, 1995||Nippon Budokan, Japan||Retained WBC and lineal flyweight titles|
|20||Win||20–0||Oscar Arciniega||UD||12||Jan 30, 1995||Green Dome, Sapporo, Japan||Retained WBC and lineal flyweight titles|
|19||Win||19–0||Hugo Rafael Soto||KO||8 (12)||Aug 01, 1994||Ariake Colosseum, Japan||Retained WBC and lineal flyweight titles|
|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 and lineal flyweight titles|
|16||Win||16–0||Ysaias Zamudio||UD||12||Jul 16, 1993||World Memorial Hall, Kobe, Japan||Retained WBC and lineal flyweight titles|
|15||Win||15–0||Muangchai Kittikasem||TKO||9 (12)||Mar 20, 1993||Lop Buri, Thailand||Retained WBC and lineal flyweight titles|
|14||Win||14–0||Yoon-Un Jin||UD||12||Oct 20, 1992||Korakuen Hall, Japan||Retained WBC and lineal flyweight titles|
|13||Win||13–0||Muangchai Kittikasem||KO||8 (12)||Jun 23, 1992||Kokugikan, Japan||Won WBC and lineal flyweight titles|
|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 07, 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 01, 1990||Kokugikan, Japan|
- List of flyweight boxing champions
- List of WBC world champions
- List of Japanese boxing world champions
- Boxing in Japan
- "Yuri Arbachakov - Lineal Flyweight Champion". The Cyber Boxing Zone Encyclopedia.
| Lineal Flyweight Champion
June 23, 1992 - November 12, 1997
| WBC Flyweight Champion|
June 23, 1992 - November 12, 1997