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Silver lining for Fred Evans
1:48pm Sunday 12th August 2012 in London Olympics 2012 - Latest News
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- Fred Evans wins silver after comprehensive defeat to Serik Sapiyev of Kazakhstan in Olympic welterweight final.
Congratulations to GB's Fred Evans, who has just got a silver medal in the boxing.— @Fozzy_MGW 12 August 2012
Disappointing fight from Fred Evans still a fantastic effort and takes away a SILVER MEDAL, great tournament but a match too far possibly.— @leeashworth13 12 August 2012
Well done Fred Evans! Incredible man,incredible fight! Done great britain proud!x— @KarmasEarl 12 August 2012
Fred Evans found 1 to good on the day. Still, one hell of an achievement. He's young and he'll improve with age.— @ae_parry 12 August 2012
Fred Evans described as a "gentleman" by the people of Pill who are so proud of him despite missing gold #argusfred4gold— @ArgusCWood 12 August 2012
That's the end of our live blog. Well done to Fred Evans for bringing a silver medal home to Newport. We'll have more details and pictures online soon and full coverage in tomorrow's South Wales Argus.
Unlucky Fred Evans! Silver medal is still class.— @Luke_Cope 12 August 2012
In gyms since 4yrs-old, Fred Evans wins silver medal to become Wales' most successful Olympic boxer ever. So proud. #argusfred4gold— @MPearlo 12 August 2012
“@johndennen: Evans loses to Sapiyev 17-9. #london2012” #argusfred4gold— @MPearlo 12 August 2012
“@markstani1: Sad end to Fred's amazing Olympic run. But he should be so proud of that silver. #argusfred4gold— @MPearlo 12 August 2012
Final score 17-9 to Sapiyev. But Fred is still the only Welsh boxer to make an Olympic final. And that's good enough for us.
No complaints with that result. Huge ovation for Fred Evans though and so there should be. Olympic silver medal. That's nothing to be ashamed of.
The two guys with tickets for the empty seats next to ours have just turned up #argusfred4gold— @BenBlack 12 August 2012
It's surely silver for Fred Evans who in truth was not at best.Or allowed to be. Matches Amir Khan in winning silver.Proud. #argusfred4gold— @MPearlo 12 August 2012
Unfortunately that's a comprehensive defeat for Fred Evans. Sapiyev absolutely outclassed him.
Come on Freddie. All or nothing now.
Come on Fred! #argusfred4gold http://t.co/ascuC4SE— @BenBlack 12 August 2012
Fred countering better. I liked his work in that round. He still trails though. It's now 10-5 and Fred needs to hard now. #argusfred4gold— @MPearlo 12 August 2012
Not looking good for Fred. Needs to get on the front foot. Sapiyev now 10-5 ahead. Fred will have to have a remarkable last round to change things.
poor start, Fred not busy enough. Trails 4-2 after round one. #argusfred4gold— @MPearlo 12 August 2012
Pretty even first round but Sapiyev is two points ahead. Big effort now from the Newport man.
Fred was 2/1 outsider for this fight #argusfred4gold #boxing— @BenBlack 12 August 2012
RT @BenBlack: Here he comes!!!! Come on Fred! #argusfred4gold http://t.co/aTyhrWTg— @P_JWally 12 August 2012
“@RealJoeCalzaghe: Good Luck to Fred Evans! 👊” #argusfred4gold— @MPearlo 12 August 2012
Fred Evans has sparred with Sapiyev on a few occasions. Who will that help the most?
We're off. Massive chants of 'Freddie! Freddie!' from the crowd.
Adopted 'Pill boy' Fred Evans backed to win by locals who train with him #argusfred4gold— @ArgusCWood 12 August 2012
@MPearlo good luck fred , who gets the gold post box the port or cardiff ?#argusfred4gold— @NigelDavis3 12 August 2012
Fred's ready to go. Come on Freddie!
The world's press are ready for Fred #london2012 #boxing #argusfred4gold http://t.co/v6EIMsN7— @BenBlack 12 August 2012
Spoke briefly with Fred's St Joes stablemate, British champion Gary Buckland yesterday. He was buzzing for his great mate. #argusfred4gold— @MPearlo 12 August 2012
Filling up at the Picton- just a stone's throw from the St Joseph's gym where Fred Evans trains #argusfred4gold— @ArgusCWood 12 August 2012
For half a decade I've written stories about Olympic hopeful Fred Evans. Now he boxes for gold. So, so nervous. #argusfred4gold— @MPearlo 12 August 2012
Once these medals are presented it's all about Fred #argusfred4gold— @BenBlack 12 August 2012
Huge day for Welsh boxing and for Newport's St Joseph's boxing club. Can Fred Evans win gold? We'll know in the next few minutes.
“@BenBlack: Boxing finals. Sat by press photographers. Come on Fred! http://t.co/ByisPI2y” #argusfred4gold— @southwalesargus 12 August 2012
“@BenBlack: Fred Evans' route to the final #Olympics #TeamGB #boxing http://t.co/LpjLdlSS” #argusfred4gold— @southwalesargus 12 August 2012
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Who cares about the #communityshield football? Fred Evans is boxing for GOLD at 2:15 #olympics #fredevans 👊💪👊💪— @nogboy01 12 August 2012
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It's the last day of the London Olympics and boxer Fred Evans is aiming to bring gold home to Newport.