Russia's Olympic gold medal winner Egor Mekhontsev (2-0, 2) fought for the second time since turning professional and did exactly what he was supposed to as he dominated Thailand's Atthaporn Jaritram (4-1, 1).
The opening round saw Mekhontsev using his fast but powerful hands to control his Thai opponent who looked completely out of his depth from the off. In the second round Mekhontsev moved up a gear and started to unload combinations on the Thai who took them well but had absolutely no answer to them. A minute into round 2 the power of Mokhontsev's began to take it's toll as he dropped the Thai and a minute later Mekhontsev forced the referee to step in and save the helpless Thai.
Although he is still at a very early stage in his career it does look like Mekhontsev has the skills, speed, power and technique to be fast tracked. At his advanced age, 29, he perhaps should be moved aggressively over his next few fights. He has all the ability needed to fight much more experienced professionals and it's clear that he knows his way around the ring very well. There is no point keeping him in these sorts of match ups as they are not going to develop his skills and now he's used to fighting in front of the cameras and big lights it's time to think about giving him a test.
(Picture courtesy of Boxrec.com)
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