Welsh boxer Chris Jenkins has retired at the age of 35 because of results from an annual brain scan.

The Commonwealth champion revealed that the scan has shown as "abnormality" when compared with a scan from 2023. He says is now retiring to prioritise his health.

Jenkins took to social media to break the news about his retirement and explained that he wants to be there for his family in future. The Welshman had a conversation with former boxer Gary Lockett, and that's what helped him to make his decision.

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"This is definitely the hardest thing I've ever had to write," he wrote.

"I have no option but to retire from the sport I've competed in since the age of 12.

"I recently had the yearly routine brain scan, it's shown some abnormality from last year's scan meaning I'd be putting myself at risk if I was to continue boxing. A hard fight or hard spar could result in greater risk of having early dementia or Parkinson's.

"Having a young family, this is a risk I can't even contemplate taking. I need to be there and provide for my family. It still hasn't sunk in as of yet."

Jenkins made his debut in the ring 12 years ago in his home town of Swansea. He bows out with 23 wins, three draws and seven defeats in 33 bouts. He held the British and Commonwealth titles at welterweight between 2019 and 2021.

Lockett explained that Jenkins is a "special person".

"There aren't many around like Chris anymore," explained Lockett to BBC Sport Wales.

"He became my fourth British champion and him winning the title against Johnny Garton in 2019 was one of the best nights of my coaching career. He's such a great fella and to win the title, he was in tears, it was just a fantastic night that lives long in the memory.

"We've had some fantastic times and he is an absolutely lovely guy. He's a real family man with a lovely wife and three beautiful children who will support him. He is someone you would always want in your corner in any tough situation. He is a special person."