Result: Freddie Evans scrapes through to welterweight semis

Result: Freddie Evans scrapes through to welterweight semis
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Team GB's Freddie Evans beats Canada's Custio Clayton on a countback.

Team GB's Freddie Evans has beaten Canada's Custio Clayton on a countback after a tight encounter.

Evans came out strongly in the first round, combining jabs with harder punch combinations effectively and his dominant start was rewarded with a 7-2 in the opening round.

Evans landed an early right that forced Clayton to stumble before showing off his defence and counter-punching as the Canadian was forced to be aggressive.

However, the round went with a surprisingly high 6-3 margin in favour of Clayton, Evans taking a 10-8 lead into the final round.

Clayton needed the points and came out firing, which really opened up the third round into a brawl.

Evans continued to rely on his reflexes and counter-attacking as the Canadian attacked, and the third round went 6-4 in favour of the Canadian.

Evans shaded the win with a countback.

Fred Evans
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