Dale Evans (right) fought for the last time against Bradley Skeete at the Copperbox Arena in London on 8 July

Boxer Dale Evans has retired, saying his hunger for the sport has been replaced by “worry and fear”.

Scottish fighter Mike Towell suffered a brain injury in a bout with Evans in September 2016 and died in hospital the following day.

Evans, 26, had vowed to win a British title in Towell’s honour, but lost to welterweight champion Bradley Skeete.

“Maybe I set the bar a bit high for myself or maybe I wasn’t as good as I thought I was, I don’t know,” he wrote.