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Egor  Mekhonstev
Weightclass:
Age:
29
Birthplace:
Asbest, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia
Record:
2-0, 2 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 29, Egor is fighting for the second time as a pro. A sensational prospect at 175 pounds, he is a former international amateur standout – he won gold medals at the 2012 Olympics, the 2009 World Championships, and the 2008 and 2010 European Championships.
He is now living in Los Angeles and training at the Wild Card Gym.
Egor is coming off a third-round TKO win against Peter Cajigas in his pro debut on December 7.
BoxingScene.com's Ryan Burton reported [excerpts]: 2012 Olympic gold medalist Egor Mekhontsev had a successful pro debut when he defeated Peter Cajigas via technical knockout.
Mekhontsev dominated the fight from the opening bell. He dropped Cajigas three times in the third round, all by body shots. Referee Steve Smoger immediately stopped the fight after the third knockdown. The official time of the knockout was 2:35. [End Burton item]
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]...
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fight history
Fight by Fight – he made his debut at the age of 29 on 12-7-13 in Atlantic City, NJ, and won by TKO (3rd round) against Peter Cajigas (0-2-1): the scheduled 4-rounder was on the undercard of the Guillermo Rigondeaux-Joseph Agbeko main event, and Egor dominated; he scored three knockdowns in the 3rd round - all with body punches – and the referee stopped the fight at 2:35…
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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…he and his wife, Natalia, have a two year-old daughter, Eva…
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 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...
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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 29, Egor is fighting for the second time as a pro. A sensational prospect at 175 pounds, he is a former international amateur standout – he won gold medals at the 2012 Olympics, the 2009 World Championships, and the 2008 and 2010 European Championships.

He is now living in Los Angeles and training at the Wild Card Gym.

Egor is coming off a third-round TKO win against Peter Cajigas in his pro debut on December 7.

BoxingScene.com's Ryan Burton reported [excerpts]: 2012 Olympic gold medalist Egor Mekhontsev had a successful pro debut when he defeated Peter Cajigas via technical knockout.

Mekhontsev dominated the fight from the opening bell. He dropped Cajigas three times in the third round, all by body shots. Referee Steve Smoger immediately stopped the fight after the third knockdown. The official time of the knockout was 2:35. [End Burton item]

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."

"It is very interesting for me to begin boxing professionally after accomplishing all I did as an amateur. I am very excited," Mekhontsev said through [manager Vadim] Kornilov, who also manages newly crowned junior welterweight titleholder Ruslan Provodnikov.

"I am excited, as well, to begin working with such an amateur standout," Kornilov said. "I am very confident in Egor's future as a pro boxer."

The signing is just the latest in a tremendous haul of amateur talent for Top Rank, which has been on a 2012 Olympic signing binge. Mekhontsev is the fourth of the 10 Olympic gold medalists from London to sign with Top Rank. He joins Japanese middleweight Ryota Murata; Ukraine's Vasyl Lomachenko, the 2012 featherweight Olympic champion and 2008 lightweight gold medalist; and Chinese flyweight Zou Shiming, who owns three Olympic medals, gold in 2012 and 2008 and a bronze from 2004.

"We stocked up," said Arum. "We signed all of these Olympians because we believe they will be top professionals and we believe that this is the future of boxing. It's a worldwide sport. We didn't make any differentiation in signing guys because of where they were from.

"We wanted the best fighters and we also know that there are markets all over the world, whether it's the Russian market, Ukrainian, Chinese, Japanese. We're now in position to bring the product to these markets because now we have the horses to do it."

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…he and his wife, Natalia, have a two year-old daughter, Eva…

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 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...