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‘Yakiboy’ brawls in broad daylight with fellow bodybuilder

Wild moment two of Australia’s most famous bodybuilders brawl in broad daylight on the streets of Sydney

  • Hossein ‘Yakiboy’ Balapour and Marven Yacoub brawled in a Sydney street
  • It is unclear what caused the two bodybuilders to fight each other last week
  • Balapour appeared to use a long, thin weapon to strike at Yacoub in the video 

Shocking footage shows two of Australia’s most famous bodybuilders wildly brawling while dodging traffic on a busy Sydney street.

Hossein ‘Yakiboy’ Balapour and Marven Yacoub exchanged punches in a crazy brawl in Zetland last week, while friends desperately tried to break them up. 

At one stage, Yacoub was knocked to the ground by Balapour who then unleashed a flurry of punches. 

Yacoub managed to clamber to his feet and run away, only for Balapour to give chase, with the pair running through oncoming traffic. 

Hossein ‘Yakiboy’ Balapour (right in the grey top) appeared to chase fellow bodybuilder Marven Yacoub (centre in the black t-shirt) during a brawl last week

It is unclear what sparked the fight, with Balapour and Yacoub (pictured together in 2019) standing together with the group of men before the brawl started

It is unclear what sparked the fight, with Balapour and Yacoub (pictured together in 2019) standing together with the group of men before the brawl started 

‘Yakiboy’ – known to his family as Hossein Balapour – is a self-described Iranian refugee who left the Middle Eastern country for a better life in Australia

Marven Yacoub from south-west Sydney brawled with Balapour in a shocking video in Sydney

Marven Yacoub from south-west Sydney brawled with Balapour in a shocking video in Sydney

Balapour appeared to use a long, thin weapon to strike at Yacoub. 

Eventually, a group of men managed to get between the fighters to stop the brawl, though both men seemed to be straining to keep it going. 

It is unclear what sparked the fight, with Balapour and Yacoub standing together with the group of men before the brawl started.  

Sources told the Daily Telegraph that there had been a dispute between the pair over money and cars. 

Balapour, a heavily tattooed gym junkie who previously revealed his unlikely life story as an Iranian refugee who fled to Australia by boat five years ago, is currently out on bail.

He is known for wearing Versace clothes, having a gold and diamond-toothed smile and making a living from his ballooning Instagram fanbase.  

‘I’m six foot five, why shouldn’t I make money from my body?’ said Mr Balapour in 2018, when he also revealed he makes up to $1500 per photoshoot. 

Yacoub managed to clamber to his feet and run away, only for Balapour to give chase, with the pair running through oncoming traffic

Yacoub managed to clamber to his feet and run away, only for Balapour to give chase, with the pair running through oncoming traffic

Eventually, a group of men managed to get between the fighters to stop the brawl, though both men seemed to be straining to keep it going

Eventually, a group of men managed to get between the fighters to stop the brawl, though both men seemed to be straining to keep it going

Balapour is known for wearing Versace clothes, having a gold and diamond-toothed smile and making a living from his ballooning Instagram fanbase

Balapour is known for wearing Versace clothes, having a gold and diamond-toothed smile and making a living from his ballooning Instagram fanbase

The Iranian refugee has more than 350,000 fans and regularly brags about his 'Lamborghini body

The Iranian refugee has more than 350,000 fans and regularly brags about his ‘Lamborghini body 

Meanwhile, Yacoub, from south-west Sydney, narrowly avoided going to jail over supplying steroids in 2021

Meanwhile, Yacoub, from south-west Sydney, narrowly avoided going to jail over supplying steroids in 2021

The Iranian refugee has more than 350,000 fans and regularly brags about his ‘Lamborghini body.

He is currently on bail for unrelated assault charges which he has pleaded not guilty to.

Meanwhile, Yacoub, from south-west Sydney, narrowly avoided going to jail over supplying steroids in 2021. 

He was accused of running a secret steroid ring while publicly promoting legal health supplements on Instagram.

Yacoub was sentenced to two years and nine months after pleading guilty to four counts of supplying a prohibited drug but was allowed to serve the sentence as an intensive corrections order in the community 

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Read more at DailyMail.co.uk



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