Kuniba Choei - "Eternal Champion"
The internet is a wonderfully diverse place and today we get to share something that there's no chance we would have found without the wonders of the internet. This is a live performance by a man we believe to be called Kuniba Choei, though his name may be mistranslated and if it we're sorry. The song he's performing is a track called "Eternal Champion".
Despite "Eternal Champion" being a nickname for Masao Oba in Japan this song is actually dedicated to Yoko Gushiken, and was performed in Okinawa, the place where Gushiken is from.
It's a bit of an oddity, and yet is well worthy of a listen, even if it is just a single listen.
Daichi aka DUCK - "Gushiken"
It's rare to see an international parody but that's what we have here with Daichi aka DUCK parodying "Gucci Gang" by Lil Pump to make the song into "Gushiken", about Yoko Gushiken.
The genius behind this can't be denied and whilst it's maybe not the most original or musically amazing song real credit needs to go out to DUCK for reworking an English Language rap song into a Japanese song about Gushiken. Not only does it work as a rap song but it's also relevant to Gushiken and his career, with a number of references to the fighter.
Larry Coyote - "No Mas GGG"
We're back to more Gennady Golovkin inspired music thanks to Larry Coyote who recorded "No Mas GGG" in the build up to Golovkin's fight with David Lemieux.
The song is probably our least favourite of the recent Golovkin inspired songs but it's another track that's an easy enough to listen to Rap track. Nothing special, but certainly nothing to complain about here.
After recently including a number of American rap songs about a Kazakh great we're taking a real left turn this week as we look at an instrumental piece that was recorded by Igor Volenko for Ruslan Chagaev.
The track, which appears to simply be named "Walk-In Song Chagaev", original huh! Was used by the Uzbek Heavyweight who has recorded training videos with it, as with this one from the official Chagaev youtube channel.
A bit of an oddity, but a perfect example of what we were looking for when we started to include weekly boxing related music in this section.
We once again turn to talented duo Mario Ruiz & Omar Cruz for our song of the week, as they again do a track based on the man who seems to be their favourite fighter, Gennady Golovkin.
This track, which appears to have been recorded prior to, or around the time of, the David Lemieux fight, is "God of War" and heavily samples from White Stripes song "Seven Nation Army", a track that Golovkin often used as a walk out song.
The sample gives us a clear sense of familiarity whilst the rapping of Ruiz and Cruz, which we're getting familiar with in recent weeks, is growing on us.
Some things don't fit in elsewhere on the site so have been put here as a result.