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Photos: Ievgen Khytrov Makes Destructive Pro Debut

By Damien Acevedo

Webster Hall, New York City, New York - 2012 Olympian Ievgen Khytrov (1-0, 1KO) made his pro debut with a fury, landing a big left hand in the first round to put away Christian Nava (2-5-1). The highly regarded super middleweight prospect headlined the event being staged by Dmitry Salita’s Star of David promotions. Khytrov, trained by former champion Buddy McGirt, is being pushed as the next "Gennady Golovkin" but time will tell if the Ukrainian slugger will live up to the hype.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Freedom. on 12-20-2013

Comment by MDPopescu on 12-19-2013

[QUOTE=Mikhnienko;14051843]Amateur MW is 165lbs. Khytrov and Salita said he is going to fight at 160lbs.[/QUOTE] Right... 75kg...

Comment by Mikhnienko on 12-19-2013

[QUOTE=MDPopescu;14051841]Amateurs' middleweight limit is 170... Therefore...[/QUOTE] Amateur MW is 165lbs. Khytrov and Salita said he is going to fight at 160lbs.

Comment by MDPopescu on 12-19-2013

[QUOTE=fish262;14051746]He fought at middle weight in the games and in an interview yesterday he said his goal is to campaign at middle weight.[/QUOTE] Amateurs' middleweight limit is 170... Therefore...

Comment by fish262 on 12-19-2013

[QUOTE=hougigo;14051627]These guys are all in or around the same division.....even Mekhontsev is in LHW with Kovalev[/QUOTE] He fought at middle weight in the games and in an interview yesterday he said his goal is to campaign at middle weight.

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