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Photo: Egor Mekhontsev Inks His Top Rank Pact

2012 Olympic gold medalist Egor Mekhontsev (R) of Asbest, Russia today signed with Top Rank. Bob Arum(2nd right) made the announcement today, saying "Egor's first fight will be on our December 7 HBO event in New Jersey. We expect a great, glorious future for Egor, an Olympic gold medalist who is beginning his professional career."  Mekhontsev won his 2012 Olympic gold medal at the London Games. He earlier won gold medals at the 2011 World Amateur Championships and 2010, 2008 European World Championships. Arum announced that Team Mekhontsev will set up a training camp in Los Angeles. Also pictured are : (L-R) Leonid Mekhontsev, father, Vadim Kornilov, manager and Top Rank matchmaker Brad Goodman (center back).  --- Photo by Armando Bareno - Top Rank

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by King_ on 11-02-2013

[QUOTE=Koba-Grozny;13894483]It is a good signing and I guess a response to the buzz at LHW at the moment. Kovalev brought attention to the potential of the Russian ex-ams and with GYM snapping up Beterbiev, Kovalev obviously with ME, Mekhontsev was…

Comment by _Gatti_ on 11-02-2013

good for him. Cant wait to see some fights from him.

Comment by Koba-Grozny on 11-02-2013

It is a good signing and I guess a response to the buzz at LHW at the moment. Kovalev brought attention to the potential of the Russian ex-ams and with GYM snapping up Beterbiev, Kovalev obviously with ME, Mekhontsev was…

Comment by King_ on 11-01-2013

Great signing, wonder how he's going to get brought up :boxing:

Comment by Hougigo on 11-01-2013

Damn good signing IMO

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