Bob Arum has announced the signing of one of the the world’s top amateur boxers, 2012 Olympic gold medalist Egor Mekhontsev hailing from Asbest, Russia.
Arum stated; “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.”
The Russian won light heavyweight gold in London adding to golds at the 2009 World Championships (at Heavyweight) and the 2008 and 2010 European championships.
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