Super lightweight boxer Jason Easton admits he is "ashamed and embarrassed" after having his licence revoked in the wake of pleading guilty to assault charges.

The 26-year-old, who sustained the first loss of his 12-fight career to Glenn Foot in March’s bout for the Commonwealth title, is due to be sentenced later this month after admitting to punching Andrew Raeburn in an attack in Edinburgh last July.

Easton only signed a long-term deal with boxing icon Barry McGuigan’s Cyclone Promotions company last year and is a stablemate of highly-rated Josh Taylor.

But Easton admits he is left devastated that a "stupid decision" has left his career hanging in the balance after the British Boxing Board of Control stripped him of his licence.

Speaking on social media, Easton, who was due to fight on the undercard of Taylor’s world-title eliminator against Viktor Postol in just over a fortnight, said: “Unfortunately with everything that’s been going on, the boxing board have taken my licence and withdrawn me from the 23rd June.

“I’m sorry to everyone who has bought tickets. I’ve made a stupid decision and I’m paying the price and I have no-one to blame other than myself.

“Everyone makes mistakes and everyone who knows me knows I’m not a thug or a violent person.

“I just make silly decisions and I’m willing to take any punishment for what I’ve done.

“I am truly sorry to Andrew and his family for what I’ve done and I hope I can be forgiven.

“I am ashamed and embarrassed and I’m praying I can get through all this and move on with my life.

“Tearing me apart inside but I will do everything in my power to get back. Thank you all for the love and support you have shown me and I am truly grateful!

“Been in a really s*** place the last few weeks but the support from you lot have kept me going. Honestly love you all.”