by David P. Greisman
Fred Evans, a British amateur welterweight who captured a silver medal in the 2012 Olympics, has pleaded guilty to his role in assaulting a man at a strip club earlier this year, according to tabloid The Daily Mirror.
Evans, 23, and another man had been accused of attacking the man and rendering him unconscious following a conversation in February about an MTV show called “The Valleys” that is filmed in Wales. Evans is from Cardiff.
Evans and the other defendant had initially pleaded not guilty but changed their pleas, admitting to a charge of common assault after seeing footage from cameras in the strip club that had captured the attack, according to the newspaper report.
Evans “was fined £435 and ordered to pay £250 of costs for his ‘limited’ role in the assault,” the article said. The other man will spend 10 weeks behind bars for this assault, plus another 4 weeks from a sentence that had been suspended in another case.
Evans lost in the Olympic finals to Serik Sapiyev of Kazakhstan by a score of 17-9.
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