TAYLOR Bevan shared he was “gutted” about missing out on gold at the Commonwealth Games, before admitting that “once the dust has settled I'll be pleased with what I've achieved”.

Fair Oak-raised Bevan battled through four rounds to reach the final of the men’s light heavyweight division, eventually falling to defeat at the hands of Sean Lazzerini.

Despite a spirited display from the Welshman, the experience of Lazzerini told, leaving the 21-year-old with a silver from his debut Games.

Speaking after the final, Bevan shared: "Still feeling gutted at the moment.

“Obviously I wanted that gold medal but I think once the dust has settled I'll be pleased with what I've achieved at the Commonwealth Games, but I'm still feeling gutted right now.

"The whole experience has been amazing, I've had loads of support from friends, family and the whole of Wales.”

Bevan only made the step up to a heavier weight ahead of this year, and acquitted himself well, defeating New Zealand’s Onyx Lye, Samoa’s Jancen Poutoa, Jamaica’s Jerone Ennis, and England’s Aaron Bowen en route to silver.

"I've gained loads of experience here and I've had five good fights,” shared Bevan.

“This is the first time I've boxed on such a big platform, so it's given me a lot of experience for the future. I'm going to look towards competing at the Olympics now."

A message from the Editor

Thank you for reading this article - we appreciate your support in reading the Daily Echo.

Subscribing to the Echo means you have unrestricted access to the latest news, features and Saints coverage - all with an advertising-light website.

You will also have full access to Saintsplus, your new home for Southampton FC tactical analysis, features and much, much more.

Don't take my word for it - subscribe here to see for yourself.

Follow the latest breaking news in the Southampton area by joining our Facebook group - Southampton News - Breaking News and Incidents

Follow the latest court and crime news on our dedicated Facebook group - Hampshire Court and Crime News