In the Blue Corner...
Texas Harsh Noise Outlaw 'Gas Station Of Love'
& In the Yellow Corner...
El Salvador's Noisey Gringo 'Screenslaver'
Both artists don the boxing gloves and get in the ring to bring you an extremely serious/ lighthearted split!
Special thanks to Mike Tyson.
Dedicated to the legend that is Mr.Soda Popinski, Nintendo fans and drug store zombies everywhere!
Soda Popinski is a fictional boxer from Nintendo's Punch-Out!! series.
He first appeared in the arcade game Super Punch-Out!!, where he was known as Vodka Drunkenski.
This was changed in the 1987 video game Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (later changed to just Punch-Out!!) to Soda Popinski to avoid controversy.
His country of origin was originally the USSR, but this was changed to Russia in the 2009 Punch-Out!! for the Wii due to the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991.
He was designed by Makoto Wada in the 1987 release and by Eddie Viser in the 2009 release. He is voiced by Ihor Mota in the latter.
A bar located in San Francisco, California was named after him. The name was chosen so it would "feel like a USSR-era Siberian hunting lodge."
A drink described as a "double shot of Russian vodka served neat" was named after his original name.