Egor Leonidovich Mekhontsev
|Real name||Егор Леонидович Мехонцев|
|Rated at||Light Heavyweight|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
November 14, 1984 |
Asbest, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia
|Wins by KO||5|
Egor Leonidovich Mekhontsev (Егор Леонидович Мехонцев, transliteration Egor Leonidovich Mechoncev; born on 14 November 1984 in Asbest, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russian SFSR, USSR) is a Russian professional boxer, who as an amateur boxer among other achievements won gold at 2012 London Olympics at light heavyweight division.
Southpaw Mekhontsev won a silver medal in the 2004 Light-heavyweight Russian senior national championships losing to Mikhail Gala in the final and won another silver in 2005 again losing to Gala in the semi-final by 39:26.
Change to Heavyweight
At the 2008 European Amateur Boxing Championships in Liverpool he defeated Nasi Hani (Macedonia) INJ RND 4, Stephen Simmons (boxer) (Scotland) 14-1, Petrisor Gananau (Romania) 5-2 and won Gold after defeating Armenia's Tsolak Ananikyan 9-2 in the final. 
At the 2009 World Amateur Boxing Championships – Heavyweight he upset Clemente Russo and beat fellow southpaws Oleksandr Usyk in the semifinal and Osmay Acosta in the final.
Change to Light-Heavyweight
For the 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships he traded weightclasses with Beterbiyev and dropped to light heavy. He beat Marcus Browne and Oleksandr Hvozdyk but was upset by young Cuban Julio César la Cruz and won Bronze.
Mekhontsev made his professional debut on December 7, 2013, dominating and knocking down opponent PJ Cajagas three times before the referee stopped the contest in the third round.
Professional boxing record
|5 Wins (5 knockout), 0 Losses, 0 Draws|
|Win||5-0||Samuel Miller||TKO||3 (8)||2014-09-06||Laredo, Texas|
|Win||4-0||Mike Mirafuente||RTD||3 (6)||2014-07-19||The Venetian Macao, Macau, SAR|
|Win||3-0||Dwayne Williams||TKO||3 (6)||2014-04-11||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||2-0||Atthaporn Jaritram||TKO||2 (6)||2014-02-22||The Venetian Macao, Macau, SAR|
|Win||1–0||PJ Cajigas||TKO||3 (4)||2013-12-07||Atlantic City, New Jersey||Professional debut|
- "Mekhontsev at AIBA".
- "Russian National Championships". STRAFA. Retrieved 16 December 2008.
- "2008 European Boxing Championships Results Service". Amateur Boxing Association of England. Retrieved 16 December 2008.
- "Medallists by weight category". International Boxing Association. Retrieved 16 November 2008.
- Euro 2010
- Dan Rafael (November 3, 2013). "Egor Mekhontsev turns professional". ESPN.
- . Boxrec.com.