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Boxer tells of his devastation at the death of opponent

By Hilary Duncanson

Boxer Dale Evans has spoken of his heartbreak following the death of opponent Mike Towell.

Towell (25) died in hospital on Friday night following a televised bout with Evans in Glasgow the previous day.

Tributes have flooded in following the death of the father from Dundee.

Welsh boxer Evans (24) said: "I can't stop thinking about Mike and his poor family. All my thoughts are with them. It has been awful. All I can think of is his two-year-old kid and his girlfriend and family who won't have him around any more.

"I feel like I am responsible because we are the ones punching each other - and this is something I have to live with now."

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