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Wales' Kevin Evans and Darren Edwards return in Delhi

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Kevin Evans will join Darren Edwards in boxing for Wales at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, the pair returning after four-year absences from the ring.

Carmarthen heavyweight Evans, 34, quit after winning silver in Melbourne in 2006, while Cwmavon lightweight Edwards retired after securing bronze.

They will be joined by ex-Cardiff City and Swansea City trainee Jermain Asare.

Andrew Selby, Fred Evans, Chris Jenkins Sean McGoldrick, Keiron Harding and Andrew Jones complete Wales' line-up.

Coach Tony Williams said: "We did really well in Melbourne and these boxers have a lot to live up to."

Hopefully I can encourage the younger lads to enjoy themselves

Kevin Evans

Evans, 34, was told in 2006 to take a year off to recover from a nose injury.

The 10-time Welsh champion - who can also boast a Commonwealth bronze medals from 1998 and a bronze from the 1999 World Championships - looked to have made his ring absence permanent, until a late change of heart ahead of the Delhi trip.

"The Commonwealth Games have proved to be the defining moments of my life," said Evans

"Delhi 2010 is going to be one hell of an experience. I'm just so grateful for this amazing opportunity. I'm ready to give it my best shot.

"This is definitely my last ever Games. I'm at the age limit.

"I'd class myself as a wildcard as I'm not too sure what to expect. I've been off the scene for four years but I know that I'm stronger than ever.

Delhi Dreams: Andrew Selby & Fred Evans

"My last bout was in Melbourne four years ago but I've been sparring here and there. I'm going into it with no pressure. I'm hoping I can go out there and enjoy it.

"Hopefully I can encourage the younger lads to enjoy themselves and not put too much pressure on themselves as that's when you are likely to put in a good performance."

Edwards returned to the ring early in 2010 to make his bid for selection and is among the boxers Wales' chef de mission Chris Jenkins hopes can enhance the nation's reputation at the Games.

He said: "Boxing has a rich heritage in Wales and at the Commonwealth Games.

"It has consistently delivered medals, right back to Howard Winstone at the then Empire Games in Cardiff in 1958."

Wales' Commonwealth Games Boxing Team


Name: Jermaine Asare
Age: 26
From: Pontypridd
Achievements: Current Welsh light-heavyweight champion.


Name: Christopher Jenkins
Age: 21
From: Carmarthenshire
Achievements: 2004 Four Nations champion.


Name: Andrew Selby
Age: 21
From: Cardiff
Achievements: 2009 British flyweight champion.


Name: Sean McGoldrick
Age: 18
From: Newport
Achievements: 2006 & 2009 Welsh youth champion, 2009 silver medallist at British championships.


Name: Fred Evans
Age: 19
From: Cardiff
Achievements: Three time European gold medallist, 2005, 2006 & 2007 Four Nations gold medallist, 2007 European Cadet Champion, 2008 GB silver medallist, current Commonwealth Federation Champion.


Name: Keiron Harding
Age: 20
From: Bedlinog
Achievements: Four time Four Nations Champion, youth Commonwealth team captain, current Welsh middleweight champion.


Name: Darren Edwards
Age: 29
From: Cwmavon
Achievements: Bronze medallist at 2006 Commonwealth Games.


Name: Kevin Evans
Age: 34
From: Carmarthen
Achievements: Ten-time Welsh champion, silver medallist at 2006 Commonwealth Games, bronze medallist in 1998.


Name: Andrew Wyn Jones
Age: 26
From: Flintshire
Achievements: Five time consecutive Welsh super heavyweight champion, 2009 British super heavyweight champion.

see also
Delhi Dreams: Selby & Evans
06 Aug 10 |  Boxing
Evans bows out with Games silver
25 Mar 06 |  Commonwealth Games
Boxing trio fall in semi-finals
23 Mar 06 |  Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Team Wales 2010
15 Oct 10 |  Wales
Get your gloves on
13 Dec 05 |  Get Involved
Country profile: India
31 Mar 11 |  Country profiles
BBC Sport Wales coverage
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