Michael Evans (boxer)
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Michael Evans (born July 22, 1977) is a 140 lb. 5'9" American lightweight boxer from Dayton, Ohio. Evans has won numerous titles including the 1999 and 2005 Golden Gloves championships, National US Senior Open Gold Medalist-2005, and a National PAL Championships Gold Medalist-2004. Michael also represented the United States at the Olympic Team Trials finishing as a Bronze Medalist in 2000 and a Bronze Medalist in the World Goodwill Games in 1998.
Evans was raised in poverty and has spent seven years in prison, including a stint for dealing crack-cocaine. In 2010 Evans re-entered boxing after serving time in prison.
Currently, Evans works as an opponent, still looking to turn pro. His professional interest in boxing has expanded to include production. Evans is working to expand interest in the sport locally. Evans mentors young boxers at various gyms throughout the Dayton area and holds seminars for youth on the importance of education and staying away from crime.
- Archdeacon, Tom (19 June 2010). "Boxer chasing pro career after prison stint". Dayton Daily News.
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