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VIDEO: Interview with Fred Evans Olympic Silver Medallist
13th August 2012
Fred Evans dedicated his Olympic silver medal to his late mum, Tracy, after he was outpointed by Serik Sapiyev 17-9 in the London 2012 welterweight final.
The Sapiyev fight at the ExCeL proved too much for Evans, who had already done great to come through a tough semi-final against world champion Taras Shelestyuk, but the 21-year-old from Newport had already written his name into Welsh history books by becoming the country’s first ever Olympic silver medallist boxer.
Standing on the podium, his thoughts turned to his mother, who died in a car crash in 2006 with his sister, Scarlett, and how his path to an Olympic silver medal began 17 years ago.
“My mum and baby sister passed away a few years ago,” he said. “I remember the first time I watched the Olympics was with my mum and she supported me big time.
“She was always behind me wherever I boxed. The first time any boxing came on TV she would call me and say, ‘do you want to come and watch?’ “She was my biggest supporter. She was in my thoughts on the podium and I would like to say this is for her.