DALE Evans will go back into the gym next week after deciding not to quit boxing following his defeat by Bradley Skeete last weekend.

Evans missed out on a chance to land the Lonsdale Belt when he dropped a unanimous points decision to the British welterweight champion.

St Joseph’s ace Evans took time this week to consider his future in the fight game, before taking to Twitter to reveal his plans going forward.

“A quick chat with the manager and I’m told there are still options out there for me,” he said.

“I believe I can still achieve a British title. I know I can.

“I’ve worked too hard throughout my teenage years and these past few years especially to stop now.

“There are also other routes I can take, other titles I can go for and some good fights out there for me that can easily be made.

“I questioned myself after the weekend whether I can cut it at that level or do I just walk away for good?

“Is it worth me going through this time and time again?

“Friends and family will always encourage me to stick at it, pick me up when I’m down and I’ll forever be grateful for their support.”

He continued: “I’m back training as of next week and will tick over and be ready for whatever comes my way.

“My career has been a rollercoaster ride, my record is far from brilliant, but one thing I can say is that I’ve never shied away from any fight.

“And I’m at the point in my career where I’ll take absolutely anything provided the deal is right.”

Evans had gone into last Saturday’s bout hoping to win the British title for himself and the late Mike Towell.

The Scottish boxer passed away a day after losing to Evans in September 2016.

For West Walian Evans, 25, the defeat to Skeete took his record to 13-4-2.