|Fly||Kemerovo Oblast, Russia||2011||October 26, 1966||1.63 m||– kg|
|Wins by K.O.:||15||Losses:||1|
Trainers: Alexander Zimin
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.
In June, 1992, he challenged Muangchai Kittikasem for the WBC and Lineal flyweight titles, and won by 8th round
knockout. 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).
As an amateur Arbachakov won Gold Medals in the 1989 Soviet, European, and World championships and had a
record of 165-21.
First ever Russian champion in professional boxing. One of the first Russian professional fighters.
An amateur boxing tournament named after him is held annually in the Russian city of Kemerovo in Southwestern
Siberia, nearby to where he was born.
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