Sometimes fighters are better known by their nicknames than their real names. Whilst it's quite rare, especially now-a-days with the internet, it sometimes serves a real purpose. One example is that of former Armenia fighter Archak TerMeliksetian (16-8, 13).

If you wish to try and say Archak TerMeliksetian you can feel free, for me however he will always be "Shark Attack". Whilst I'm not saying "Shark Attack" was a great nickname, it was a hell of a lot easier to say than his real name.

TerMeliksetian started his professional career in 2002, fighting out of New Jersey. He started well with 8 straight wins, 7 by KO (impressively 6 of those came in the opening round) before being stopped himself by the equally impossible to pronounce Nurhan Suleymanoglu.

"Shark Attack" bounced back well from his first professional loss by stringing together 7 more wins (5 of those by T/KO) to move to 15-1 (12) before his career started to call apart. Between November 2005 and October 2009 Archak scored only 1 win, losing 7 fights. Amongst those 7 losses were known fighters such as Sechew Powell (LUD10), Giovanni Lorenzo (TKO7), Sergio Mora (TKO7), Alfredo Angulo (TKO1) and Sergio Gabriel Martinez (TKO7).

Since losing last time out to Nelson Linares, way back in 2009, "Shark Attack" hasn't been seen hunting any prey in the ring, thankfully saving the blushes of every commentator unable to pronounce his name.

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