LONDON 2012 Olympic Silver medallist Fred Evans has turned professional, signing a long term management deal with Chris Sanigar.
Fred enjoyed a thrilling amateur career where he won gold for Wales at the 2011 European Amateur Boxing Championships in Ankara and had previously won gold at the 2007 World Cadet Championships in Hungary. He became the first Welsh boxer to qualify for the London 2012 Olympic Games where he won the silver medal.
Fred Evans explains his decision to turn professional.
“I had a great amateur career and I want to thank all of the coaching staff at Team GB especially Robert McCracken. I think turning professional is the next move, I reached the top as an amateur and I’m looking forward to doing the same as a pro. Signing with Chris and training with Tony was always my first choice seeing the success of Lee Selby and other Welsh boxers.”
Left to right: Billy Reynolds,Chris Sanigar, Fred Evans, Tony Borg
Fred’s long time amateur coach and now professional trainer Tony Borg commented on his decision to turn professional.
“Fred Evans has been one of Wales most outstanding amateurs for years alongside Andrew Selby. He has won European gold at both junior and senior level and he’s the only Welshman ever to reach an Olympic final. I look forward to his progression in the professional ranks and challenging for titles.”
Chris Sanigar is delighted to have signed the Olympian and expects big things for him in the near future.
“Signing Fred Evans was something I have wanted to do for a long time, I’ve followed Fred throughout his amateur career and he always stood out. He has a style that suits the pro game and I believe that he can go a long way.”
Fred’s former Team GB stable mate Andrew Selby also turned professional earlier this year and has already chalked up three impressive wins. At the close of 2015 the Sanigar stable of boxers now boasts two IBF World Champions, two former Olympians and boxers Craig Kennedy, Tamuka Mucha, Hassan Karkardi, Jamie Arthur, Ashley Lane and Robbie Turley close to challenging for major titles in 2016.
News on Fred Evans professional debut will be announced in early 2016.