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.
We're not going to even pretend we know anything at all about the Kazakh music scene, what we know about it could be written on the back of a postage stamp. With that said it's interesting that there is actually some Kazakh music related to boxing.
Among those tracks is Gazizkhan Shekerbekov track "QAZAQ Style" which was recorded for Zhanibek Alimkhanuly's ring walk.
The music video features Alimkhanuly, a former amateur stand out and professional hopeful as well as, we assume, the music behind the track. Certainly something a bit different to what we usually feature in this Friday series.
For a second week running we turn to rapping duo Mario Ruiz and Omar Cruz for a song regarding, and music video featuring, Gennady Golovkin.
Last week it was "Mexican Style" and this time around it's "Good Boy Killa", as the duo build a song around one of of Golovkin's many catchphrases.
We'll be honest and admit that we prefer "Mexican Style" but this is certainly not a bad track, and you can tell from this, and the other song, that two musicians behind it are legitimately fans of Golovkin.
One of the most important fighters in recent years has been Gennady Golovkin, who has put Central Asian boxing on the map, in a huge way. The hard hitting Kazakh Middleweight was a big draw and a major force at 160lbs for a decade or so and a hugely successful amateur.
His success and charisma has lead to a number of songs being recorded about him, including "Mexican Style" by Mario Ruiz and Omar Cruz.
Not only is the song about Golovkin, but it also features "GGG" in the music video. A simple but effective song and video for one of the stars of the 2010's.
A new month is here and we get to share another music video featuring a boxer, or rather a video video featuring two boxers. Albeit in two very small, blink and you miss them, moments.
The artist here is the brilliant Yuna Shishido, better known as Kavka Shishido, who's song "Kiken na Futari", which translates as "Two People", features two boxers.
A the beginning of the video both Tadashi Yuba and Kohei Kono are featured having an under-ground fight well before the music kicks in properly.
It's not the best example of using boxers in a music video, but it is a damn good track and broke into the top 65 in the Oricon Singles Chart.
Yurika Super Special Q - "HAGE = RAP ~ Bald Revolution ★ Signal of the Beginning ~" (Ft Masayuki Koguchi)
Japanese boxer Masayuki Koguchi is certainly not a name we expect many fans to recognise, unless they were Japanese fans around the start of the millennium, but certainly generated a lot of notoriety due to a number of wig related incidents. Those incidents saw him earning the nickname "The Wig Boxer".
The various incidents with the wigs saw him ending up with various hair growth sponsors and, in 2006, he also featured in a music video for a song recorded by Japanese comedian Yurika Super Special Q.
The song, called, "HAGE = RAP ~ Bald Revolution ★ Signal of the Beginning ~" is a comedy song, but is still rather good, and well worthy of a listen for what is clearly a tongue in cheek rap. It's njoyable, silly and allows Koguchi, who's wig once fell off in an actual fight, to poke fun at himself.
Filipino icon Nonito Donaire is one of boxing's real good guys and his boxing ability, along with his personality have made him one of the most well liked fighters in the sport.
Outside of the ring Donaire has been part of songs and music videos, and had a number of tracks recorded for him. They include "In a Flash", recorded by Q-York, Jay R, Kris Lawrence and featuring Donaire himself in the video.
This isn't our type of music, but it is catchy enough and does show quite a bit of Donaire in the official video. Not great, but certainly not the worst thing we've seen in the series of music themed videos.
We end our supposed Manny Pacquiao month of this series with his most famous track, "Sometimes When We Touch". The song is, by far, the most well known of Pacquiao's music career and given how out of tune his mother was in "Wrecking Ball", which we posted last week, this will be a pleasure to ears.
Pacquiao, and the song, were derided in some corners for being poor but in reality it's a pretty harmless and average track that's nothing great but certainly not as harmful to the ears as his mother's singing. It's clear the "Pacman" has put thought and effort into this and there is certainly a lot worse out there.
We promise that in October we will look to shake things up a little after some months that have been focused around mostly one thing, such as Guts Ishimatsu, Thai greats and Manny Pacquiao.
Right, we promise to leave Thai boxing icons alone for a while after this one, as we again include a cheesy song from Samart Payakaroon, who is joined by Khaosai Galaxy and Somluck Kamsing, a trio that have previously been included in one of these articles in the past.
The song is called "เมียพี่ไม่รู้", which translates as "I Don't Know" is again pure cheesiness and clearly seems to have had it's video done with the fighters having their tongues well in their cheeks. It's based mostly around a somewhat aging Samart being flanked by women, before talking to Khaosai and Somluck in some speaking segments. Parts of the video wouldn't look out of place on a modern day R'n'B video, but that's juxtaposed against the 3 fighters who are all showing their ages.
The humour here is great and the story of the video is certainly a funny one that ends with Samart sporting a black eye from his wife.
It's silly, it's daft, it's cheesy and it's different. Compared to the other Thai video's we've included this month the is one of the longer ones, but we have no issue with that. Sadly, however, we have no idea what the lyrics mean!
Samart Payakaroon - "น้ำพริกปลาทู"
It really feels like we're picking on Thai greats this month with another cheesy music video used to promoter a a song from Samart Payakaroon. Despite that we love cheesiness and as a result we absolute love these videos from Thailand and from what must have been a very weird time in Thai music.
Unlike some songs that are pretty cheesy by accident we suspect this one was deliberate made to be silly given it was titled "N̂ảphrik plā thū", which roughly translates as "Spicy Mackerel"...we've not translated the lyrics but that would suggest the song is about fish...at least that's the idea we're sticking with!
Very silly again from the Thai legend, but very much good for 2020 after the horrors we've had already this year.
Some things don't fit in elsewhere on the site so have been put here as a result.