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Egor  Mekhonstev
Weightclass:
Light Heavyweight
Age:
31
Birthplace:
Asbest, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia
Record:
12-0-1, 8 KOs
Height:
6’1”
Reach:
74.5”
Managers:
Vadim Kornilov
Trainers:
Leonid Mekhontsev (father)
biography

2012 Olympics (amateur), 178 pounds – Gold Medalist…
2011 World Championships (amateur), 178 pounds – Bronze Medalist…
2010 European Championships (amateur), 201 pounds – Gold Medalist…
2009 World Championships (amateur), 201 pounds – Gold Medalist…
2008 European Championships (amateur), 201 pounds – Gold Medalist…

At the age of 31, Egor is a two-year pro. A rising prospect at 175 pounds, he is a stablemate of former WBC super lightweight world champion Viktor Postol and super lightweight contender Ruslan Provodnikov – all three are managed by Vadim Kornilov.
Before his debut, Egor was an elite international amateur – he won gold medals at the 2012 Olympics, the 2009 World Championships and the 2008 and 2010 European Championships, and had impressive amateur wins against fellow-standouts Yamaguchi Falcão of Brazil, Marcus Browne of the United States, Clemente Russo of Italy, Oleksandr Usyk of Ukraine, and Osmay Acosta of Cuba.
A native of Asbest, Russia, Egor is now living in Los Angeles and training at the Wild Card Gym.
He stayed active with six fights in 2014 and three in 2015, and has already fought three times in 2016. He also stepped up in class of opposition and made good progress.
In his last fight on August 6 in Tucson, Arizona, he had an eight-round draw against Alexander Johnson. Johnson had upset wins earlier in his career against previously undefeated Farrah Ennis (17-0 at the time) and Henry Buchanan (21-3 at the time), and proved to be a tough competitor once again.
When Egor signed with Top Rank in November, 2013, ESPN.com’s Dan Rafael wrote [Nov. 2, 2013 – excerpts]: Egor Mekhontsev, the 2012 Russian Olympic gold medalist, signed a professional contract with...
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fight history
Fight by Fight – 2016 – in his last fight on 8-6-16 in Tucson, AZ, he had an 8 round draw against Alexander Johnson (16-4): the bout was on the undercard of the Juan Diaz-Cesar Vazquez main event, and it was a very close fight; both had several rallies and the momentum shifted back and forth; scored 78-74 Mekhontsev, 76-76, 76-76…
On 4-2-16 in Port Hueneme, CA, he won by knockout (5th round) against Victor Barragan (12-9-1): the scheduled 8-rounder was on the undercard of the Francisco Santana-Ed paredes main evenr, and Egor domoinated the fight; Barragan’s left eye became swollen in the 1st round; Egor scored two knckdowns in 2nd round, then scored another knockdown in the 3rd; he scored another knockdown with a left hand late in the 5th round, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:53…
On 1-30-16 in Burbank, CA, he won an 8 round unanimous decision against Felipe Romero (19-10-1): the bout was on the undercard at the Marriott Convention Center; Egor scored a knockdown with a left hand in the opening seconds of the 1st round and dominated the fight; he was cut on his forehead by a clash of heads in the 3rd, but consistently outboxed and outworked Romero; Romero was cut under his left eye by a clash of heads in the 5th, and Egor scored another knockdown moments later; scored 80-70 on all three scorecards…
 
2015 – on 9-11-15 in Las Vegas, NV, he won and 8 round unanimous decision against Jackson Junior (18-3): the bout was on the undercard of the Oscar Valdez-Chris Avalos main event, and it was a good fight; Egor scored a knockdown in the 1st round, outboxed and outworked Junior in the following rounds, and built a lead on the scorecards; Junior rallied and scored a knockdown in the 6th round, but Egor finished the fight strongly and won by...
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background
AMATEUR, PERSONAL BACKGROUND: Egor was born in Asbest, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia –population 68,893, located on the eartern slope of the Ural Mountains – and has one sister and one brother…his father is a boxing trainer and his mother is an accountant…his brother and father are both former amateur boxers…
Egor started boxing at the age of 11 – he said, “It’s in the family” – and had 350 amateur fights, with 330 wins and 20 losses…
He served in the Russian army for three and a half years…
Egor is naturally lefthanded…
AMATEUR HIGHLIGHTS:
2012 OLYMPICS – London, England, 178 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in his first fight on 8-4-12 he won a 19-11 decision against Damien Hooper of Australia; in the quarterfinals on 8-8-12 he won a 19-15 decision agains Elshod Rasulov of Uzbekistan; in the semifinals on 8-10-12 he won a 23-11 decision against Yamaguchi Falcão of Brazil; in the finals on 8-12-12 he had a 15-15 draw, but won the tiebreaker against Adilbek Niyazymbetov of Kazakhstan...
2011 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – Baku, Azerbaijan, 178 pounds – BRONZE MEDALIST: in his first fight on 10-2-11 he won a 19-12  decision against Ainar Karlson of Estonia; in his second fight on 10-4-11 he won a 14-6 decision against Marcus Browne of the U.S.; in the quarterfinals on 10-5-11 he won a 27-21 decision against Olexandr Gvozdik of Ukraine; in the semifinals on 10-7-11 he lost a 21-15 decision against Julio Cesar de la Cruz of Cuba...
2010 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS – Moscow, Russia, 201 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in his first fight on 6-7-10 he won a 10-2 decision against Stefan Koeber of Germany; in the quarterfinals on 6-9-10 he won a 10-3 decision against Constantin Bejenaru of Romania; in the semifinals on 6-11-10 he won an 8-2 decision...
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Biography
  • 2012 Olympics (amateur), 178 pounds – Gold Medalist…
  • 2011 World Championships (amateur), 178 pounds – Bronze Medalist…
  • 2010 European Championships (amateur), 201 pounds – Gold Medalist…
  • 2009 World Championships (amateur), 201 pounds – Gold Medalist…
  • 2008 European Championships (amateur), 201 pounds – Gold Medalist…

At the age of 31, Egor is a two-year pro. A rising prospect at 175 pounds, he is a stablemate of former WBC super lightweight world champion Viktor Postol and super lightweight contender Ruslan Provodnikov – all three are managed by Vadim Kornilov.

Before his debut, Egor was an elite international amateur – he won gold medals at the 2012 Olympics, the 2009 World Championships and the 2008 and 2010 European Championships, and had impressive amateur wins against fellow-standouts Yamaguchi Falcão of Brazil, Marcus Browne of the United States, Clemente Russo of Italy, Oleksandr Usyk of Ukraine, and Osmay Acosta of Cuba.

A native of Asbest, Russia, Egor is now living in Los Angeles and training at the Wild Card Gym.

He stayed active with six fights in 2014 and three in 2015, and has already fought three times in 2016. He also stepped up in class of opposition and made good progress.

In his last fight on August 6 in Tucson, Arizona, he had an eight-round draw against Alexander Johnson. Johnson had upset wins earlier in his career against previously undefeated Farrah Ennis (17-0 at the time) and Henry Buchanan (21-3 at the time), and proved to be a tough competitor once again.

When Egor signed with Top Rank in November, 2013, ESPN.com’s Dan Rafael wrote [Nov. 2, 2013 – excerpts]: Egor Mekhontsev, the 2012 Russian Olympic gold medalist, signed a professional contract with promoter Top Rank….

As a heavyweight, Mekhontsev won gold at the 2009 world amateur championships and at the 2008 and 2010 European amateur championships before dropping down in weight.

He was the light heavyweight bronze medalist at the 2011 world amateur championships. He'll campaign professionally in the 175-pound light heavyweight division….

"We saw a DVD of [some of his amateur fights] and I loved him," Top Rank chairman Bob Arum told ESPN.com. "I used to do so many of the great light heavyweight fights [in the late 1970s and 80s] with guys like Matthew Saad Muhammad, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, Victor Galindez, Yaqui Lopez, Mike Rossman, so I am schooled in light heavyweights and this guy is the kind of fighter who could hold his own with any of those guys. He really reminds me of a guy who could hold his own with them." [End Rafael item]

Fight History

Fight by Fight – 2016 – in his last fight on 8-6-16 in Tucson, AZ, he had an 8 round draw against Alexander Johnson (16-4): the bout was on the undercard of the Juan Diaz-Cesar Vazquez main event, and it was a very close fight; both had several rallies and the momentum shifted back and forth; scored 78-74 Mekhontsev, 76-76, 76-76…

On 4-2-16 in Port Hueneme, CA, he won by knockout (5th round) against Victor Barragan (12-9-1): the scheduled 8-rounder was on the undercard of the Francisco Santana-Ed paredes main evenr, and Egor domoinated the fight; Barragan’s left eye became swollen in the 1st round; Egor scored two knckdowns in 2nd round, then scored another knockdown in the 3rd; he scored another knockdown with a left hand late in the 5th round, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:53…

On 1-30-16 in Burbank, CA, he won an 8 round unanimous decision against Felipe Romero (19-10-1): the bout was on the undercard at the Marriott Convention Center; Egor scored a knockdown with a left hand in the opening seconds of the 1st round and dominated the fight; he was cut on his forehead by a clash of heads in the 3rd, but consistently outboxed and outworked Romero; Romero was cut under his left eye by a clash of heads in the 5th, and Egor scored another knockdown moments later; scored 80-70 on all three scorecards…

 

2015 – on 9-11-15 in Las Vegas, NV, he won and 8 round unanimous decision against Jackson Junior (18-3): the bout was on the undercard of the Oscar Valdez-Chris Avalos main event, and it was a good fight; Egor scored a knockdown in the 1st round, outboxed and outworked Junior in the following rounds, and built a lead on the scorecards; Junior rallied and scored a knockdown in the 6th round, but Egor finished the fight strongly and won by scores of 77-74, 77-74-, 77-73…

On 5-1-15 in Las Vegas he won an 8 round unanimous decision against Hakim Zoulikha (21-5): the scheduled 8-rounder was on the undercard of the Raymundo Beltran-Takahiro Ao main event, and Egor dominated the fight; he consistently outboxed and outworked Zoulikha, and landed the harder punches; scored 80-72 on all three scorecards

On 3-14-15 in Glendale, CA, he won by TKO (1st round) against Marcelo Da Silva (21-4): the scheduled 8-rounder was co-featured at the Civic Auditorium; Da Silva threw a left hook in the 1st round, then grabbed his left arm in pain and could not continue; the referee stopped the fight on the injury at 0:31…

 

2014 – on 11-28-14 in Moscow, RUS, he won an 8 round unanimous decision against Joey Vegas (17-9-1): the scheduled 8-rounder was on the undercard at Luzhniki; Egor dominated the fight and won by shutout scores of 80-722, 80-72, 80-73…

On 11-8-15 in Pharr, TX, he won by TKO (2nd round) against Jinner Guerrero (7-2): the scheduled 8-rounder was one of the co-features at the Events Center; Egor overwhelmed him in the 2nd round, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:22…

On 9-6-14 in Laredo, TX, he won by TKO (3rd round) against Samuel Miller (28-8): the scheduled 8-rounder was on the undercard of the Juan Diaz-Carlos Cardenas main event, and Egor dominated the fight; he scored a knockdown in the 2nd round, then scored another knockdown in the 3rd – Miller got up, but Egor rocked him again and the referee stopped the fight at 2:11…

On 7-19-14 in Macau, CHI, he won by TKO (3rd round) against Mike Mirafuentes (2-0): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard of the Zou Shiming-Luis de la Rosa main event; Egor dominated the fight – he scored a knockdown with a left hand in the 3rd round, and Mirafuentes did not continue after the round…

On 4-11-14 in Las Vegas he won by TKO (3rd round) against Dwayne Williams (5-1): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard of the Gilberto Ramirez-Giovanni Lorenzo main event; Egor scored a knockdown in the 2nd round; he scored another knockdown in the 3rd, and the referee stopped the fight at 1:34...

On 2-22-14 in Macau he won by TKO (2nd round) against previously undefeated Atthaporn Jaritram (4-0): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard of the Zou Shiming-Yokthong Kokietgym main event, and Egor quickly overpowered him; he scored a knockdown with a series of punches in the 2nd round – Jaritram got up, but Egor rocked him again and the referee stopped the fight at 2:19...

He made his debut at the age of 29 on 12-7-13 in Atlantic City, NJ, and won by TKO (3rd round) against P.J. Cajigas (0-2-1): the scheduled 4-rounder was on the undercard of the Guillermo Rigondeaux-Joseph King Kong Agbeko main event; Egor scored three knockdowns in the 3rd round – all with body punches – and the referee stopped the fight without a count at 2:35...

Amateur / Personal Background

AMATEUR, PERSONAL BACKGROUND: Egor was born in Asbest, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia –population 68,893, located on the eartern slope of the Ural Mountains – and has one sister and one brother…his father is a boxing trainer and his mother is an accountant…his brother and father are both former amateur boxers…

Egor started boxing at the age of 11 – he said, “It’s in the family” – and had 350 amateur fights, with 330 wins and 20 losses…

He served in the Russian army for three and a half years…

Egor is naturally lefthanded…

AMATEUR HIGHLIGHTS:

2012 OLYMPICS – London, England, 178 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in his first fight on 8-4-12 he won a 19-11 decision against Damien Hooper of Australia; in the quarterfinals on 8-8-12 he won a 19-15 decision agains Elshod Rasulov of Uzbekistan; in the semifinals on 8-10-12 he won a 23-11 decision against Yamaguchi Falcão of Brazil; in the finals on 8-12-12 he had a 15-15 draw, but won the tiebreaker against Adilbek Niyazymbetov of Kazakhstan...

2011 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – Baku, Azerbaijan, 178 pounds – BRONZE MEDALIST: in his first fight on 10-2-11 he won a 19-12  decision against Ainar Karlson of Estonia; in his second fight on 10-4-11 he won a 14-6 decision against Marcus Browne of the U.S.; in the quarterfinals on 10-5-11 he won a 27-21 decision against Olexandr Gvozdik of Ukraine; in the semifinals on 10-7-11 he lost a 21-15 decision against Julio Cesar de la Cruz of Cuba...

2010 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS – Moscow, Russia, 201 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in his first fight on 6-7-10 he won a 10-2 decision against Stefan Koeber of Germany; in the quarterfinals on 6-9-10 he won a 10-3 decision against Constantin Bejenaru of Romania; in the semifinals on 6-11-10 he won an 8-2 decision against Denis Poyatsika of Ukraine; in the finals on 6-12-10 he won a 10-1 decision against Tervel Pulev of Bulgaria...

2009 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – Milan, Italy, 201 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in his first fight on 9-3-09 he won a 24-3 decision against Stefan Koeber of Germany; in his second fight on 9-6-09 he won a 10-0 decision against Elchin Alizade of Azerbaijan; in his third fight on 9-8-09 he won a 7-5 decision against Clemente Russo of Italy; in the quarterfinals on 9-9-09 he won a 6-0 decision against Bahram Muzaffer of Turkey; in the semifinals on 9-11-09 he won a 14-10 decision against Oleksandr Usyk of Ukraine; in the finals on 9-12-09 he won a 12-2 decision against Osmay Acosta of Cuba...

2008 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS – Liverpool, England, 201 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in his first fight on 11-10-08 he stopped Nasi Hani of Macedonia in the 4th round; in the quarterfinals on 11-12-08 he won a 12-1 decision against Stephen Simmons of Scotland; in the semifinals on 11-13-08 he won a 5-2 decision against Petrisor Gananau of Romania; in the finals on 11-15-08 he won a 9-2 decision against Tsolak Ananikyan of Armenia...

 

STRENGTHS: A lefthander with good skills and movement…has an aggressive style and good punching power…had a strong amateur background…

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 13 fights…62 total rounds…

AVERAGE LENGTH OF BOUTS: 4.7 rounds…

KNOCKOUT PERCENTAGE: of total fights – 61 %...of wins – 66 %...

DISTANCE FIGHTS: 8 rounds – 5 (4-0-1)…