Another month is here and we get to, once again, enjoy some strange names from the world of Asian Boxing, and the long history of boxing in Asia! As is usually the case some are moniker's and not birth names, but that hardly matters for this series which is just a fun break from the usual sensibility and seriousness of the sport.
Yess Kill (1-0-1)
One of the most violent names we've come across is former Indonesian Flyweight Yess Kill, who's record shows two bouts in 1988, both of which were scheduled 8 rounders. Kill is thought to have made his debut in May 1988, with an 8 round win, and returned to the ring in 1988 where he fought to an 8 round draw. It's certainly not often we can write "Yess Kill", and not been seen to be advocating murder, so Kill certainly deserves his moment in this series!
Staying with little known Indonesian fighters we need to go back to the 1930's for the brilliantly named "Rookmaker". It's hard to known just how incomplete Rookmaker's record is, but Boxrec have him listed as making his debut in November 1938, losing to Clever Sison, and then fighting again just 3 months later, against Battling Net, a name that belongs on some sort of war website. Sadly after fighting to a draw with Net it appears Rookmaker vanished from the world of boxing.
Risky Albert (1-0, 1)
A final Indonesian for this week is Risky Albert, a Flyweight from 2012 who fought for the one and only time in December 2012, stopping Bintang Sembrani in 4 rounds. Sadly, despite being Risky, Albert appears to have left the sport after just one fight. We suspect he must have found something more exciting for his life, maybe sky-diving!
Nuclear Sor Tanapinyo (1-2, 1)
We've had Kill and we've had a risky, and now we bring you the nuclear option, Nuclear Sor Tanapinyo. The Thai seems to have an incomplete record, though did fight in relatively recent years, with recorded bouts in 2010, 2011 and 2015. Unlike many fighters in this series Nuclear did actually fight some fighters of note, sharing the ring with both Yuma Iwahashi and Ryuji Hara. Sadly though he was stopped by both of those men.
Public Akihiko (0-1)
The Japanese Cruiserweight scene has never been a particularly busy one, and it's certainly not been stacked with talent, but in 1992 we did the public show interest in the division. Or more precisely Public Akihiko, who fought his one and only bout on October 29th 1992 when he battled Yosuke Nishijima. Amazingly Akihiko was the only Japanese opponent that Nishijima fought during his very unique and often thrilling career. Sadly for Akihiko his career lasted just 3 total rounds.
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