The boxer had been undefeated going into the fight, with 11 previous wins and one draw on his professional record.
Members of the boxing community have been paying their respects to a man they fondly referred to as 'Iron Mike'.
His partner, Chloe Ross took to her Facebook page to say she was "absolutely heartbroken" to announce that he passed away peacefully shortly after 11pm on Friday evening, 12 hours after he was taken off life support. She wrote:
Evans is yet to comment on his opponent's death.