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Old 04-15-2016, 10:59 AM   #1
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Default Yegor Mekhontsev

What's going on with Mekhontsev, a standout amateur:
Olympic Champion at LHW,
World Amateur Champion at Heavyweight,
World Amateur Bronze medalist at LHW,
2 x European Amateur Champion at Heavyweight

...but his professional career hasn't taken off at all, he fought earlier this month and won by 5th round stoppage, but has yet to have a break-out fight. The LHW is absolutely stacked with ex-Soviet talent:Kovalev, Beterbiev, Gvozdyk, Shabransky, Bivol, Mekhonetsev, but where does Yegor fit in, and can he win a professional title? At 31 years old the clock is ticking.
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Old 04-16-2016, 09:35 AM   #2
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Similar to Korobov, not cut for pro ranks.
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Old 04-16-2016, 10:55 AM   #3
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Similar to Korobov, not cut for pro ranks.
A great shame. Korobov beat Uzcategui, which is actually a very strong win, and I think he was unlikely against Lee. I still would like to see Yegor thrown into the mix...
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Old 04-21-2016, 08:21 PM   #4
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I don't think it so critical.Top Rank believes in him,so he will get to the top pretty fast,I think next year will be his breakout year.He is defensively good,so,I don't think he have limited time left in his career.In last 3 fights,he fought one bout in a 3 month period,not bad,considering Top Rank suffers from lack of TV contracts.In his last fight he beat Victor Barragan by ko 5 on 2 april card.Most likely,he will be 15/0 by years end.They can throw him in big fights right now,but he needs pro experience.Golden Boy and Japanese promoters are rushing that Japanese boy from amateurs,but Top Rank isn't doing it with Egor.They both are in different weight categories,but Top Rank are doing smarter job with this prospect.Golden Boy needs that money faster than Top Rank do.
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Old 04-22-2016, 08:08 AM   #5
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Time to step up in bigger fights. As mentioned, there's tons of talent in the division and he would need to do something special to get a notice.
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Old 04-22-2016, 01:59 PM   #6
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I think Beterbiev's time at the top 5 will be limited due to him being rushed by Haymon and Mitchell.He is getting knocked down already,imagine what will happen in few years time.
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Old 04-22-2016, 03:31 PM   #7
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knocked down? explain yourself
Don't remember in which pro fight.Now you explain yourself,why you didn't see that?
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Old 04-22-2016, 03:42 PM   #8
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he got knocked down in the jeff page fight but if you actually watched that fight you could see it wasnt a knock down, he got two forearm pushes in the face
I thought it was a knock down,clear,he was hurt from that shot,look at his legs after knock down.
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Old 04-22-2016, 03:43 PM   #9
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I think Beterbiev is just a bit fearless against lower level guys, therefore he can tend to rush in a bit and get clipped with needless punches. When he fights someone who he fears, or is at least wary of I guarantee we'll see more patience.
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Old 04-22-2016, 03:48 PM   #10
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what shot? are you blind haha
Post a video,let's review that.
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Old 04-22-2016, 03:54 PM   #11
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cant post vids. find it on youtube. page never lands a punch, just two forearms in the face
I watched it live,I saw all.
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Old 04-23-2016, 06:30 AM   #12
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i suggest you get your eyes checked, its well been extablished on here that wasnt a legit knock down
You can establish all you want,but I saw something different.
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Old 04-27-2016, 03:05 PM   #13
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They are moving him quite slowly in my view. He should seek a strong opponent for his next fight. Time is flying.
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Old 04-27-2016, 05:21 PM   #14
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Time flies for Beterbiev same as Mekhontsev,they are the same age.Time flies for Stevenson the most,he is oldest of the bunch.
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Old 04-27-2016, 05:26 PM   #15
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Stevenson is 38 years old.Kovalev is 33.Ward is 32.Eleider Alvarez is 32.Sean Monaghan is 34.This isn't exactly a young division.
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