Kash Ali’s boxing licence suspended after David Price biting incident

first_img Hide Twitter Photograph: Chesnot/Getty Images Europe Pinterest Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Show Boxing Reuse this content Ali left the M&S Bank Arena under a barrage of drinks thrown by spectators and admitted shortly after the fight that he had been “stupid”.Price is still bemused by the incident, though he knows he did the right thing by avoiding further confrontation following the premature ending. He told talkSPORT: “When he was on the floor on top of me he went a bit limp and I thought ‘he doesn’t want to get up here’, I thought he’d at least try to get up. “The next thing I felt was his teeth sink in and I didn’t know what to do, really, it all happened quickly. It was just a bit of a mad experience.“When I stood up and first went over to him, part of me wanted to just lay him out there and then. I thought better of it because it would have got myself in a load of trouble and it would have caused a lot of trouble on the night. I don’t know whether it’s out of character for him or not because I’ve sparred with him quite a bit and I’ve always found him to be pretty respectful. 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 and has also had his purse, estimated to be in the region of £20,000, withheld, minus expenses.The incident happened in round five when Price, 35, landed a fierce blow on the previously undefeated Ali. He reacted by forcing his opponent to the canvas where he was seen to bite the Liverpudlian, leaving a visible mark on his torso.The referee, Mark Lyson, who had earlier docked Ali a point for hitting the back of Price’s head, immediately disqualified him and awarded the victory to Price, who had been ahead on the scorecards. Since you’re here… Thank you for your feedback. “I just don’t know whether the buildup and the press conferences got him riled up and when he’s realised that beating me isn’t as easy as everyone seems to think, he’s thought ‘I’ll take the exit route and give him a little bite’.”In one of the few precedents in Britain, middleweight Adrian Dodson was banned for 18 months in 1999 after being found guilty of biting opponent Alain Bonnamie. Share on Pinterestcenter_img … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Twitter: follow us at @guardian_sportFacebook: like our football and sport pagesInstagram: our favourite photos, films and storiesYouTube: subscribe to our football and sport channels Share on Twitter Share via Email Bite marks were visible on David Price’s torso. Photograph: Lee Smith/Action Images Facebook news Topics Was this helpful? Quick guide Follow Guardian sport on social media Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger Support The Guardianlast_img

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