Kash Ali disqualified for biting opponent David Price

Kash Ali disqualified for biting David Price in heavyweight bout

Kash Ali disqualified for biting David Price in heavyweight bout

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

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 30: David Price reacts after being bitten by in Kash Ali during their heavyweight bout at M&S Bank Arena on March 30, 2019 in Liverpool, England.

Referee Mark Lyson immediately stopped the contest and disqualified Ali, who had earlier been docked a point for punching to the back of the head, and whom Price also accused of biting his arm earlier in the contest.

The 27-year-old will not be paid his purse and now faces a lengthy suspension. Subscribe to our SMS sports service by texting "SPORTS" to 22840.

"He was in the fight, he ruined it for himself!"

Price revealed that Ali had asked for a re-match but he insisted: "I don't want to share the ring with an animal like that".

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Ali appeared to nibble Price's shoulder in the third round and when the two fell to the ground in the fifth, he bit him again, this time on the stomach. "The main thing is I move on".

"He is a disgrace for what he's done", former world cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew told Sky Sports.

Price, who halted Tom Little in four rounds in December, would have wanted to finish Ali on his own terms, but don't count him out yet for getting a call to face one of the division's big names later this year. "He should never be allowed back in the ring again".

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

In the build-up to the fight, Price vowed to punish his former sparring partner, who branded him "a quitter".

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

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