But while Evans says he will take some time to decide his future, he admits the lure of Rio 2016 is strong.
"I'm still young - I'm only 21 - so I think in four years' time I'd still be only young then," Evans said.
“I want to go home now and share it with the rest of Wales”
"I'm not going to rush into anything yet. I'm just going to have a few weeks off and enjoy myself and then get back into the usual training, [and] just see where I go from there.
"I've got a lot to learn still and obviously coming here and winning a silver at the Olympics, I'm over the moon with it.
"I've got loads of experience to gain, but once I get back into training I'll sit down with my coaches and family and decide where I go, see what's best for me."
Although Sapiyev - a two-times world champion at light welterweight before stepping up to the 69kg division after the Beijing Olympics - proved a bridge too far, Evans has proved his talent and temperament with some notable scalps in London.
saw off Egidijus Kavaliauskas 11-7
to advance to the quarter-finals at London 2012, gaining revenge on the Lithuanian who had beaten him in the last eight of the 2011 World Championships in Baku.
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