Titles: WBC flyweight champion 1992-1996 Record: 23-1 Born: October 22, 1966 in Kermerova USSR Years active: 1990-1997 Nickname: None One of the first and perhaps best former soviet block fighter to earn a repuation in the proffesional ranks of boxing. Yuri should be given credit for adapting his soviet amateur style to a aggressive style favoring his big right hand and good straight jab. After he won both the European and world amateur championships the fall of the Soviet Union allowed him to turn pro. Arbachakov decided to go to Japan where the smaller fighters are much more appreciated, and it proved to be good planing. After only 2 years as a pro he defeated via a very impressive 8th round TKO of a solid Muangchai Kittikasem. His title defenses were all one-sided with the exception of a close fight with Ysaias Zamudio. A injury sidelined Yuri and former victim Chatchai Sasakul (aka Dutch Boy Gym) won a box off with Isaias Zamudio. When Arbachakov regained his health he fought the rematch with Chatchai Dutch Boy Gym and lost 12 round decision. Arbachakov retired after this fight and has as of yet not attempted any comeback. Sadly a great match-up between Arbachakov and Mark "Too Sharp" never came off.
1990 Feb 1 Alan Tanaka Japan KO3 Apr 12 Jae Hyun Kim Japan KO5 May 7 Diego Ongalao Japan KO1 Jun 23 Jong Eul Hyon Japan KO7 Oct 29 Justo Zuniga Japan KO5 Dec 24 Rolando Bohol Japan KO2 1991 Mar 16 Kyun Ki Lee Japan KO4 Jul 15 Takahiro Mizuno Japan KO1 Sep 30 Byung Kap Kim Japan KO5 Nov 25 Shun Hazama Japan KO5 1992 Mar 16 Samanchai Chalermsri Japan W10 Apr 20 Suvatchai Chalermsri Japan KO3 Jun 23 Muangchai Kittikasem Japan KO8 (Won WBC 112 lb. Title) Oct 20 Yun Un Chin Japan W12 (Retained WBC 112 lb. Title) 1993 Mar 20 Muangchai Kittikasem Thailand KO9 (Retained WBC 112 lb. Title) Jul 16 Isaias Zamudio Japan W12 (Retained WBC 112 lb. Title) Dec 13 Nam Hoon Cha Japan W12 (Retained WBC 112 lb. Title) 1994 May 16 Hiroshi Kobayashi Japan KO9 Aug 1 Hugo Soto Japan KO8 (Retained WBC 112 lb. Title) 1995 Jan 30 Oscar Arciniega Japan W12 (Retained WBC 112 lb. Title) Sep 25 Chatchai Sasakul Japan W12 (Retained WBC 112 lb. Title) 1996 Feb 5 Raul Juarez Japan W12 (Retianed WBC 112 lb. Title) Aug 26 Takato Toguchi Japan KO9 (Retained WBC 112 lb. Title) 1997 Nov 12 Chatchai Dutch Boy Gym Japan L12 (Lost WBC 112 lb. Title)