EVANS Fred < Back  
Sport Boxing
CGA Wales   
Gender Men
Born 04 Feb 1991 in Cardiff, WAL
Height1.80 m
Weight 69 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Cardiff, WAL
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He first visited a boxing club at age four before having his first bout when he was 10 years old.
Why this sport? "It has always been a dream of mine to go to the Olympic Games ever since I saw [Amir] Khan fighting in Athens in 2004 when I was sitting down watching with my brothers."
Club / Team St. Joseph's Boxing Club: Newport, WAL
Name of coach Tony Borg [club]
Training Regime He does running in the morning, then strength and conditioning training followed by sparring, pad and bag work in the afternoon.
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Southpaw
International Debut
Year 2008
General Interest
Nicknames Fredboy. (aberdareonline.co.uk, 28 Sep 2010)
Hobbies Running, snooker, rugby, darts. (aberdareonline.co.uk, 28 Sep 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning a gold medal at the 2011 European Championships. (telegraph.co.uk, 30 Sep 2011)
Most influential person in career Boxer Amir Khan and coach Tony Borg. (walesonline.co.uk, 24 Dec 2011; Athlete, 29 Nov 2011)
Hero / Idol Muhammad Ali (aberdareonline.co.uk, 28 Sep 2010)
Awards and honours He became Wales' first Welterweight European Champion in 86 years when he won a gold medal at the 2011 European Championships in Ankara,Turkey. (bbc.co.uk, 24 Jun 2011)
Ambitions To win a medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (dailypost.co.uk, 12 Dec 2011)