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Egor Mekhontsev turns professional

Updated: November 3, 2013, 6:10 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Egor Mekhontsev, the 2012 Russian Olympic gold medalist, signed a professional contract with promoter Top Rank on Friday and will make his professional debut on Dec. 7.

The 6-foot-1 southpaw, who turns 29 on Nov. 14, will turn pro against an opponent to be determined on the undercard of unified junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux's title defense against former bantamweight titlist Joseph "King Kong" Agbeko in Atlantic City, N.J.

As a heavyweight, Mekhontsev ...

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