British heavyweight boxer Kash Ali has had his boxing licence suspended after biting David Price during their heavyweight clash on March 30th at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. After being deducted a point in the third round the Birmingham born fighter bit his opponent for the second time in the fifth round after being stunned by a left hook. The second infringement resulted in the referee deciding to disqualify him, giving Price the victory. Ali left the arena to a bombardment of drinks thrown at him by the fans.
A flare up between the two in the pre-fight press conference had left fans excited as both fighters threatened each other with punishment. Price had the better of the fight and hurt Ali before being grappled to the ground and bitten on the stomach.
The Liverpudlian heavyweight, who had bite marks on his neck and chest after the fight, told BBC Sport that Ali was looking for a way out. "It was weird, I was in shock," Price said. "If he wanted to he could have torn a chunk out of my skin - but he didn't. He didn't do it hard enough to do that because he didn't want to, he just wanted to do enough to get thrown out, in my opinion.” "It probably would have hurt a lot more if the adrenaline wasn't pumping but because it was out of the blue and wasn't expected, I didn't feel the pain as much.” "It was a strange experience," he added.
Ali who lost his fee for the fight could face further sanctions as Sky Sports reported he is set to appear in front of the British Boxing Board of Control Central Council on April 13th.
According to Sky Sports, former world cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew, called on the board to ban him for life "His bottle went," said Bellew. "He did some disgusting things that have no place in a boxing ring. He bit him not once, not twice, he bit him four times and the referee saw him twice. He's a disgrace, he shouldn't be allowed back in a boxing ring."