Kash Ali branded "an animal" after BITING David Price FOUR TIMES in heavyweight fight

By Mirror: Sunday, March 31st 2019 at 09:10 GMT +3 | Boxing
Price (left) and Ali in action during their fight [Courtesy]

Heavyweight boxer Kash Ali was branded "an animal" after being disqualified for BITING David Price.

Price was in control of the heavyweight contest in Liverpool as it entered the fifth round.

He rocked his unbeaten but limited opponent and Ali wrestled the taller man to the canvas.

As they fell, he bit Price on the torso and was promptly disqualified by referee Mark Lyson.

As they fell, he bit Price on the torso and was promptly disqualified by referee [Courtesy]

Ali had already been docked a point for punching Price to the back of the head.

Price shows bite marks as he smiles after his opponent was disqualified [Courtesy]

The 27-year-old will not be paid his purse and now faces a lengthy suspension.

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Ali being pulled away by the referee after biting Price, he faces a lengthy suspension [Courtesy]

"It's a disappointing way to win; he was in the fight and he's screwed himself there.

"I hurt him to the body just before the final bite he took - he'd taken a couple early on - and he lost his head completely.

"I'm not too pleased with my own performance; there was a lot of tension going in but the job is done.

"He wants to do the rematch but I don't want to share the ring with an animal like that again.

"It's frustrating but I move forward; I'll take the win and we move on."

Price won his second successive controversial bout following his premature stoppage of Tom Little last December.

Price won his second successive controversial bout following his premature stoppage of Tom Little last December [Courtesy]

He will now target the winner of Lucas Browne vs Dave Allen on April 20.

Former world cruiserweight world champion Tony Bellew was furious with Ali's conduct.

He said: "His bottle went and he did some disgusting things that have not place in the boxing ring.

"He bit him four times and the referee saw him twice; it's a disgrace, he shouldn't be allowed back in a boxing ring.

"He shouldn't be paid, give the money to grassroots boxing instead."

Fellow former 200lb world champion Johnny Nelson added: "As the fight went on I could see Ali going into sparring partner mode.

"He was just hoping to get a shot in and, knowing Kash, I thought he would rather be disqualified than knocked out.

"When he got hurt he started doing the kind of dirty tricks you get away with in the gym; he wanted out of there."

 

 

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