Silver lining for Fred Evans

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  • Fred Evans wins silver after comprehensive defeat to Serik Sapiyev of Kazakhstan in Olympic welterweight final.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Unfortunately that's a comprehensive defeat for Fred Evans. Sapiyev absolutely outclassed him.

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Come on Freddie. All or nothing now.

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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.

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Pretty even first round but Sapiyev is two points ahead. Big effort now from the Newport man.

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Fred Evans has sparred with Sapiyev on a few occasions. Who will that help the most?

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We're off. Massive chants of 'Freddie! Freddie!' from the crowd.

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Fred's ready to go. Come on Freddie!

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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.

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You can also join in by leaving a comment below this article.

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If you want to add your thoughts about the fight or messages to Fred, you can use the hashtag #argusfred4gold to join this blog.

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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.

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6:51pm Sun 12 Aug 12

emlynkide says...

confused, why do the argus say he,s from newport, and the bbc say he,s from cardiff
confused, why do the argus say he,s from newport, and the bbc say he,s from cardiff emlynkide
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