April 20th 1992- Tokyo, Japan
Yuri Arbachakov (11-0, 10) vs Suvatchai Chalermsri (4-5, 1)
In 1992 Japanese based Russian born puncher Yuri Arbachakov took on Suvatchai Chalermsri, just a month after Arbachakov had gone 10 rounds with the similarly named Samanchai Chalermsri
May 16th 1994- Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Yuri Arbachakov (17-0, 13) vs Hiroshi Kobayashi (8-10-1, 3)
In May 1994 Japanese fans saw WBC Flyweight champion Yuri Arbachakov fight in a stay busy fight of sorts, as he took on domestic foe Hiroshi Kobayashi in a non-title defense
November 25th 1991-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Yuri Arbachakov (9-0, 9) vs Shun Hazama (6-4, 2)
In 1991 Yuri Arbachakov claimed the Japanese Flyweight title. Later that same year he made his first defense, as he took on Shun Hazama.
September 30st 1991-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Yuri Arbachakov (8-0, 8) vs Byung Kap Kim (0-4)*
In 1991 Japanese based Russian puncher Yuri Arbachakov claimed the Japanese Flyweight title. His first bout after winning the title saw him battle against Korean Byung Kap Kim.
December 13th 1993-Municipal Gymnasium, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Yuri Arbachakov (16-0, 13) vs Nam Hoon Cha (22-1-1, 13)
During the 1990's Japanese based Russian Yuri Arbachakov was one of the standout Flyweights. Here we see Arbachakov, the then WBC champion, defending his title against Korean challenger Nam Hoon Cha, a former Korean and OPBF champion.
March 20th 1993-Lop Buri, Thailand
Yuri Arbachakov (14-0, 12) vs Muangchai Kittikasem (22-2, 14) II
In 1993 Yuri Arbachakov claimed the WBC Flyweight title stopping Muangchai Kittikasem [เมืองชัย กิตติเกษม] at the Kokugikan in 8 rounds. The follow year the two men would have a rematch in Thailand.
June 23rd 1992-Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan
Yuri Arbachakov (12-0, 11) vs Muangchai Kittikasem (20-1, 12) I
In the summer 1992 Japanese based Russian Yuri Arbachakov got his first world title fight, taking on 2-weight champion Muangchai Kittikasem [เมืองชัย กิตติเกษม] of Thailand. These two men would have a rematch 9 months later.
February 5th 1996-Osaka-Jo Hall, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Yuri Arbachakov (21-0, 15) vs Raul Juarez (19-1, 11)
In 1996 Japanese based Russian Yuri Arbachakov scored two defenses of the WBC Flyweight title. The first of those saw him face off against gutsy Mexican Raul Juarez.
August 26th 1996-Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan
Yuri Arbachakov (22-0, 15) vs Puma Toguchi (18-2, 15)
When we talk about great bouts one that often goes over-looked is Yuri Arbachakov's great contest with Japan's popular Puma Toguchi [ピューマ渡久地]. This would be Toguchi's only world title challenge and unfortunately it came against someone as brilliant Yuri.
November 12th 1997-Tsukisamu Green Dome, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
Yuri Arbachakov (23-0, 16) vs Chatchai Sasakul (29-1-1, 22) II
In 1995 Japanese based Russian Yuri Arbachakov retained the WBC Flyweight title with a victory over Chatchai Sasakul [ฉัตรชัย อีลิทยิม]. In 1997 the two men rematched.
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