Some fight fans, particularly those in the West, may not be aware but the Japanese Boxing Commission (JBC) have an invite prohibited boxers list, that's public to view. Basically it's a list of fighters that the JBC have banned from being used as an imported fighter, for various reasons which are listed along with the fighter's name and the date of the bout that saw them being banned.
Most countries don't have a similar list, though the reality is that every country really should have one to prevent under-skilled imports from regularly padding up records of local hopefuls.
The are a number of reasons for fighters being added to the list, though the most common is that the fighter simply lacks the skills expected of a fighter who's fighting in front of a paying audience.
In a recent update to the list we got the least surprising addittion we think we've ever seen being added. That's Thai Aekkachai Saengthapthim (0-1), who was stopped inside a round by Haruaki Kamiya (6-0, 2) [神谷 治昭] on April 1st, with Aekkachai's performance resembling that of an April fool. Unsurprisingly the reason given for his addittion to the list was a lack of skill!
Others recently added to the list include Ekajakaphan MorKrungthepThonburi (0-3), who was beaten inside a round on April 9th, Phetnara Phetphumgym (0-1), who was also stopped in a round on April 9th, Nattawut Siritoem (0-3), who was stopped inside a round on April 16th Anucha Pleengam (0-3), who was stopped in a round on April 17th.
For those that missed Aekkachai's losst we've included it below, as it was aired liveon Japanese TV, and was hilariously bad.
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