Takuya Yoshida - "Fighting Pose"
In late 2019 we had the chance to see a truly exceptional fight as Naoya Inoue and Nonito Donaire went to war in the WBSS Bantamweight final. The fight saw clips being taken from it to help make the official video for Takuya Yoshida's "Fighting Pose" track.
The song is a soft Japanese rock song, nothing too original but a solid song. As for the video it uses the fight footage well, alongside a performance of the song to make for a solid video to a pretty solid track.
For those who want to relive the legendary war between the two modern day greats we suggest giving this a watch. And for those wanting to enjoy yet another boxing song this is obviously worth a listen on own merit.
The Kameda family, love em or hate em, is one of the most notable boxing families in Japan, and it now extends beyond the three fighting brothers that we all know, Koki, Daiki and Tomoki. Another of the fighting Kameda's is the cousin of the fighting brothers, Kyonosuke Kameda.
Here is an official music video, recorded by Japanese rapper SARA, for his song "Infighting Boxing". The song, which was apparently modified from the original release of the track, was also used as a ring walk song for Kameda as well as this video featuring him.
Given we're not too sure on SARA or his Career, we'll admit this is a pretty track. It's hard hitting when it gets going, it's got a catchy vibe to it and a solid beat. Nothing amazing musically, but still a very solid track.
Aidos Yerbossynuly - "Asyl ana"
We stay in Kazakhstan for one more week as we find a boxer in a situation that they don't look confident in doing a performance of a song that, whilst not terrible, doesn't seem like a natural performance at all.
The boxer in question is Aidos Yerbossybuly, who is performing a song that appears to be called "Asyl Ana", with the help of his uncle.
We're not really sure what lead to this happening but, it's rather amusing and Yerbossynuly looks so glad when it's over. We do wonder if, maybe, he lost something and had to do this as a forfeit. Saying that however credit to him, he doesn't actually sound bad, despite looking really uncomfortable.
We get to include a lot of randomness in this weekly series looking at music that is connected to boxing in some way, be we think this might be a first. This time we are including a track from the original sound track of a biopic based on a boxer, as we continue to look at some Kazakh music.
The track "Asau zhurek" by Ushkyn Zhamalbek, is from the "Bekzat" movie that was done to honour brilliant Kazakh youngster Bekzat Sattarkhanov. The 20 year old, who died at the end of the year 2000, had won an Olympic medal earlier that year and was regarded as one of the best amateur fighters on the planet before his passing.
The video seems very much to be respecting the fighter, who has regularly been honoured in his homeland.
Some things don't fit in elsewhere on the site so have been put here as a result.