Fred Evans /

Fred Evans

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Biography

A fearless boxer with a renowned punch and skills to match, Evans' potential was recognised early in his boxing career, after several impressive international performances at junior level. His achievements include gold in the European Cadet Championships in Hungary in 2007.

In 2008 he was one of only three boxing prospects the British Olympic Association flew out to Beijing during the Olympic Games, as part of their Olympic Ambition Scheme. He travelled to Delhi for the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Jim Davison, Development squad coach describes Fred as: "A courageous, very talented and experienced boxer who is more than holding his own on the development squad, and on the fringe of breaking through to Podium."

His career highlight to date is winning gold at the European Championships in June 2011. Together with fellow Andrew Selby, they became the first Welshmen to become European Champions in 86 years.

Ranked 6th in the world, Evans became the first boxer to qualify for the London 2012 Olympic Games by reaching the quarter finals at the 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Azerbaijan.

The 21 year-old added another medal to his collection by winning the gold at the Strandja Cup in February 2012.

In 2012, Fred was selected for his first Olympic Games and he won silver - Wales' seventh medal - after meeting Kazakhstan's Serik Sapiyev in the final.

His club coach is Tony Borg.