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Olympic Gold Medalist Signs with Top Rank


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In the photo from left to right: Leonid Mekhontsev, father; Egor Mekhontsev; Vadim Kornilov, manager; Top Rank matchmaker Brad Goodman (center back); Top Rank CEO Bob Arum (center back).

Las Vegas -- 2012 Olympic gold medalist Egor Mekhontsev of Asbest, Russia today signed with Top Rank. Bob Arum made the announcement, 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 Mekontsev will set up a training camp in Los Angeles.

In addition to Mekhontsev, Top Rank also recently signed Ryoto Murata:

 

 

 

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