Boxing - GB Olympic medal-winner Fred Evans charged with assault over brawl

Fred Evans, the Olympic silver medallist who famously dedicated his prize for Britain to his dead mother and sister has been charged with two counts of assault following an assault.

Boxing - GB Olympic medal-winner Fred Evans charged with assault over brawl

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Fred Evans

The 23-year-old was caught up in a late night brawl in Birmingham and will now appear before Birmingham Magistrates' Court on April 17 as a result of the incident.

Evans, who hails from Cardiff in Wales, was arrested and charged on February 23 after the alleged assault in the early hours in the city.

He was awarded a silver medal at London 2012 and dedicated it in touching fashion to his dead mother and sister.

The Welshman lost his mother Tracy, who was 39, and four-year-old sister Scarlett when the pair were killed in a car crash in 2006.

Dedicating the medal to his sister and mother he said: "They would be over the moon for me and this medal is for them.

"I feel mixed emotions when I go into the ring. I know my mum is watching over me and will have been watching every fight here in London.

"All the hard work has paid off and made it all worthwhile."

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Evans reached the finals at the London 2012 Games but lost 17-9 to Serik Sapiyev, from Kazakhstan.

Regarding his charges, Evans was bailed to appear for an initial hearing and will next be due in court again on April 17.

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said: "We arrested a 23-year-old from Old St Mellons, Cardiff, on February 23, who gave his occupation as a boxer. 

"He was charged later that day with two counts of assault in Birmingham City Centre in the early hours."

A spokesman for the British Amateur Boxing Association said: "We are aware of impending legal proceedings concerning a member of the GB Boxing squad and are in the process of conducting an inquiry into this as part of our athlete disciplinary procedure."

The Welsh Amateur Boxing Association declined to comment.

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