Yuri Arbachakov

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Yuri Arbachakov
Real nameYuri Yakovlevich Arbachakov
Nickname(s)Yuri Ebihara
Born (1966-10-22) October 22, 1966 (age 54)
Kemerovo Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Boxing record
Total fights24
Wins by KO16
No contests0

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

Amateur career[edit]

Yuri Arbachakov
Medal record
Representing  Soviet Union
Men’s Boxing
World Amateur Championships
Gold medal – first place Moscow 1989 Flyweight

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[edit]

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 record[edit]

Professional record summary
24 fights 23 wins 1 loss
By knockout 16 0
By decision 7 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
24 Loss 23–1 Thailand Chatchai Sasakul UD 12 Nov 12, 1997 Tsukisamu Green Dome, Sapporo, Japan Lost WBC and lineal flyweight titles
23 Win 23–0 Japan Puma Toguchi TKO 9 (12) Aug 26, 1996 Kokugikan, Japan Retained WBC and lineal flyweight titles
22 Win 22–0 Mexico Raul Juarez UD 12 Feb 05, 1996 Osaka-Jo Hall, Osaka, Japan Retained WBC and lineal flyweight titles
21 Win 21–0 Thailand Chatchai Sasakul UD 12 Sep 25, 1995 Nippon Budokan, Japan Retained WBC and lineal flyweight titles
20 Win 20–0 Mexico Oscar Arciniega UD 12 Jan 30, 1995 Green Dome, Sapporo, Japan Retained WBC and lineal flyweight titles
19 Win 19–0 Argentina Hugo Rafael Soto KO 8 (12) Aug 01, 1994 Ariake Colosseum, Japan Retained WBC and lineal flyweight titles
18 Win 18–0 Japan Hiroshi Kobayashi KO 9 (10) May 16, 1994 Korakuen Hall, Japan
17 Win 17–0 South Korea Nam-Hoon Cha UD 12 Dec 13, 1993 Municipal Gymnasium, Kyoto , Japan Retained WBC and lineal flyweight titles
16 Win 16–0 Mexico Ysaias Zamudio UD 12 Jul 16, 1993 World Memorial Hall, Kobe, Japan Retained WBC and lineal flyweight titles
15 Win 15–0 Thailand Muangchai Kittikasem TKO 9 (12) Mar 20, 1993 Lop Buri, Thailand Retained WBC and lineal flyweight titles
14 Win 14–0 South Korea Yoon-Un Jin UD 12 Oct 20, 1992 Korakuen Hall, Japan Retained WBC and lineal flyweight titles
13 Win 13–0 Thailand Muangchai Kittikasem KO 8 (12) Jun 23, 1992 Kokugikan, Japan Won WBC and lineal flyweight titles
12 Win 12–0 Thailand Sucatchai Chalermsri KO 3 (?) Apr 20, 1992 Japan
11 Win 11–0 Thailand Samanchai Chalermsri PTS 10 Mar 16, 1992 Korakuen Hall, Japan
10 Win 10–0 Japan Shun Hazama TKO 5 (10) Nov 25, 1991 Korakuen Hall, Japan
9 Win 9–0 South Korea Byung Kab Kim KO 5 (10) Sep 30, 1991 Korakuen Hall, Japan
8 Win 8–0 Japan Takahiro Mizuno KO 1 (10) Jul 15, 1991 Japan
7 Win 7–0 South Korea Hyun Ki Lee KO 4 (?) Mar 16, 1991 Korakuen Hall, Japan
6 Win 6–0 Philippines Rolando Bohol KO 2 (?) Dec 20, 1990 Korakuen Hall, Japan
5 Win 5–0 Mexico Justo Zuniga TKO 5 (10) Oct 29, 1990 Korakuen Hall, Japan
4 Win 4–0 South Korea Jung Eui Hyun TKO 7 (10) Jun 23, 1990 Korakuen Hall, Japan
3 Win 3–0 Philippines Diego Ongalo KO 1 (?) May 07, 1990 Korakuen Hall, Japan
2 Win 2–0 South Korea Jae-Hyun Kim KO 5 (?) Apr 12, 1990 Korakuen Hall, Japan
1 Win 1–0 Philippines Allan Tanaka TKO 3 (6) Feb 01, 1990 Kokugikan, Japan

See also[edit]


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

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Muangchai Kittikasem
Lineal Flyweight Champion
June 23, 1992 - November 12, 1997
Succeeded by
Chatchai Sasakul
WBC Flyweight Champion
June 23, 1992 - November 12, 1997