Russian Egor Mekhontsev, who captured the light heavyweight gold medal at the 2012 Olympics in London, has signed with Top Rank in anticipation of a Dec. 7 debut on the undercard of Guillermo Rigondeaux vs. Joseph Agbeko at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.
"Egor's first fight will be on our Dec. 7 HBO event in New Jersey," said Top Rank CEO Bob Arum, in a prepared statement. "We expect a great, glorious future for Egor, an Olympic gold medalist who is beginning his professional career."
Rigondeaux (12-0, 8 knockouts) is coming off an HBO-televised unanimous decision over Nonito Donaire in April, and Agbeko (29-4, 22 KOs) is coming off a unanimous decision over Luis Melendez in March that helped him to rebound from consecutive losses as a bantamweight to Abner Mares.
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