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Ievgen Khytrov, 2012 Olympian, Inks With Iron Mike

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. - Iron Mike Productions (IMP) has signed undefeated 2012 Ukraine Olympian Ievgen "The Ukraine Lion" Khytrov (4-0, 4 KOs) to a promotional contract.  IMP will co-promote Khytrov with New York-based Fight Promotions Inc.

"I watched the first few fights of this exceptional young fighter's career and was very impressed," IMP CEO Garry Jonas said. "So, I was pleased when Fight Promotions Inc. approached us to co-promote Khytrov's career. He is an aggressive, accurate puncher whose style of fighting fits with the type of fighters and fights that we want to promote."

The 25-year-old Khytrov, now living in Brooklyn, is being trained by Gary Stark.  The powerful middleweight makes his IMP debut June 6 in a six-round bout against dangerous Chris Chatman (12-3-1, 5 KOs) in the opening fight on ESPN Friday Night Fights, airing live from Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York.

"This first fight under the IMP banner is a real test for Khytrov," noted Chris Middendorf, IMP Vice President of Boxing Operations. "Chatman has fought seven undefeated fighters, won four of them and been very close to victories in three others, and only Jermell Charlo was able to stop him. Khytrov is a throwback type of fighter and that is why he is perfect with Iron Mike. All he wants is to fight and fight the best."

Khytrov was a highly-decorated amateur boxer with more than 500 matches, highlighted by his 2011 gold medal performance at the World Championships in Azerbaijan, in which he defeated Japan's 2012 Olympic champion Ryota Murata on points in the championship final.

Last December in New York City, Khytrov made his successful professional debut in a scheduled eight-round fight, stopping Christian Nava in the opening round.  He has since knockout out, in order, Romon Barber (3rd), Julius Kennedy (5th) and Jas Phipps (2nd) this past April 10.

Tickets are reasonably priced at $60.00, $35.00, $25.00 and $15.00 and are on sale now at the Turning Stone box office, by calling (315) 361-7469, at any Ticketmaster outlet (800) 745-3000, or visit www.Ticketmaster.com

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BS BadBoy on 05-29-2014

Well he fights next weekend against probably his toughest opponent yet. I just don't like his defense its very sloppy and yeah I know it's early days but these are the basics. He can't take the punches he has been…

Comment by Hougigo on 05-29-2014

He's looked good so far for his stage and level of opponent. Surprised he's on tv so fast, he'll be on showtime soon

Comment by PainfromUkraine on 05-29-2014

[QUOTE=Weebler I;14603063][B]It wasn't a few knockdowns lol[/B], Khytrov won though. He looked good, but not that impressed with his pro fights so far.[/QUOTE] Can't remember, sure it was 2 though? In any case, yes, he (should have) won. He's looked…

Comment by Weebler I on 05-29-2014

[QUOTE=PainfromUkraine;14603053]Yep, v Ogogo. Scored a few knockdowns and lost on a countback... shame, because he could have got Gold in the end.[/QUOTE] It wasn't a few knockdowns lol, Khytrov won though. He looked good, but not that impressed with his…

Comment by PainfromUkraine on 05-29-2014

[QUOTE=Dr Rumack;14603016]Khytrov got screwed at the London Olympics didn't he?[/QUOTE] Yep, v Ogogo. Scored a few knockdowns and lost on a countback... shame, because he could have got Gold in the end.

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