St Mellons’s Fred Evans (b. 1991) is the most successful Welsh Olympic boxer of all time.
His silver medal in the welterweight division at London 2012 was just the second Olympic medal won by a Welsh boxer, surpassing the bronze secured by Ralph Evans at the 1972 Games in Munich.
Before his Olympic success, Fred Evans had already claimed gold at the 2007 World Cadet Championship in Hungary and at the 2011 European Amateur Boxing Championship in Ankara.
After a fine run of success in London, the Welshman was no match for Serik Sapiyev of Kazakhstan in the final, losing 9-17.
Evans, fighting out of Tony Borg‘s St Joseph’s ABC gym in Newport, went on to compete in the World Series of Boxing, and plans to turn professional in 2013.
Videos of Fred Evans’s 2012 Olympics success:
- Wins through to quarter-final
- Wins quarter-final
- Wins semi-final
- Loses final
- Evans delighted with silver medal