Kash Ali’s boxing licence suspended after David Price biting incident
Kash Ali’s boxing licence has been suspended pending a hearing, the British Boxing Board of Control has announced. Ali was disqualified for biting David Price during Saturday’s heavyweight bout possesses also had his purse, estimated to stay in this particular region of 20,000, withheld, minus expenses.
The incident happened in round five when Price, 35, landed a fierce blow to the previously undefeated Ali. He reacted by forcing his opponent towards the canvas where he was seen to bite the Liverpudlian, leaving an apparent mark on his torso.
The referee, Mark Lyson, who had earlier docked Ali a point for but in addition back of Price’s head, immediately disqualified him and awarded the victory to Price, who had been ahead within the scorecards.
Ali left the M&S Bank Arena within a barrage of drinks thrown by spectators and admitted after that the fight that he or she has been “stupid”.
Price continues to be bemused from the incident, though they know he did the right thing by avoiding further confrontation following the premature ending.
He told talkSPORT: “When he was on the floor in addition to me he went a little limp i thought ‘he does not want to have up here’, I was thinking he’d as a minimum make an effort to stand up.
“The the next thing I felt was his teeth sink in and so i didn’t know how to handle it, really, it all happened quickly. It turned out slightly of an mad experience.
“When I stood up and first went as much as him, section of me wished to just lay him around after which it. I figured better today mainly because it would have got myself in a very load of trouble and yes it would have caused a lot of trouble to the night. I don’t know of your house out from character for him or perhaps not because I’ve sparred with him a reasonable amount and I’ve always found him to become pretty respectful.
“I just do not know perhaps the buildup and the press conferences got him riled up of course, if he’s realised that beating me just isn’t as easy as everyone usually think, he’s thought ‘I’ll consider the exit route and provides him a little bit bite’.”
In one of the few precedents in great britain, middleweight Adrian Dodson was banned for Eighteen months in 1999 after being in prison for biting opponent Alain Bonnamie.