Kash Ali disqualified for biting David Price in bizarre heavyweight bout
Kash Ali faces a long ban from boxing after being disqualified for biting David Price in their all-British heavyweight contest in Liverpool.
The incident happened in round five when Price, 35, landed a fierce blow around the 27-year-old previously undefeated Birmingham fighter. Ali reacted by forcing his former sparring partner towards canvas where he was seen to bite the Liverpudlian, leaving a clearly visible mark on his torso.
The referee, Mark Lyson, who had earlier docked Ali an area for hitting the back of Price’s head, immediately disqualified him and awarded the victory to cost, who were ahead for the scorecards. Ali left the M&S Bank Arena underneath a barrage of drinks thrown by spectators.
Before the war Ali had vowed to “spark out” Price ahead of his home crowd, adding: “This is my own time to indicate each of the boxing those who I’m not here to mess about. Beating someone like David will put me straight within the mix. It is just a great chance to show my skills, and show I’m a real contender.
“I’m younger, I’m fresher. I’m manufactured for this. It is my first chance within the big stage and I’m intending to make it count – There might be 10 of him inside ring and I’d proceed through all. He’s forever been a quitter. He’s quit before and he’ll quit again. I’m ending his career.”
After being awarded the win, Price, who claimed he previously been bitten more often than once, said Ali had called for a rematch – a request he or she refused. “I wouldn’t like to share the ring again having an animal that way,” he stated. “He did one or two ahead of time so i thought he previously lost his head completely. I hurt him to the body previous to the very last bite he took.”
The former world cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew told Sky Sports that Ali was “a disgrace – he should not be allowed last a boxing ring from now on.
“He must not be paid for the battle – provide the money to grassroots boxing and help develop amateur boxing. Biting someone when he’s over the floor- there aren’t many things lower.”