Boxer Kash Ali Disqualified After Biting David Price During Fight

Boxer Kash Ali was disqualified during his fight against David Price last night after biting his opponent.

Price, 35, was left with visible teeth marks on his stomach after the 27-year-old decided to try and chow down during the fifth round. Price also says Ali bit him 'at least twice' in earlier rounds.

During the match Price shouted to referee Mark Lyson 'he's biting me', shortly before Lyson disqualified Ali.

Despite wearing a gum shield Ali managed to leave some deep marks on Price's abdomen - showing the force that must have been behind the fight.

David Price and Kash Ali compete in the Heavyweight contest at the M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool. Credit: PA
David Price and Kash Ali compete in the Heavyweight contest at the M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool. Credit: PA

As well as losing last night's bout Ali could now face a ban and be hit heavy in the pocket.

The fight, which took place at Liverpool's M&S Bank Arena, was the 24th win for Price - who also has six defeats - and was the first loss of Ali's 16-fight career.

He told iFL TV: "I started trying to work my way off him and he rugby tackled me to the floor and that's when he took a little chunk out. The ref seen that one and he called him out. It's disappointing.

"I wanted to knock him out. Bit of a mad feeling to be honest. I just said, 'You just blew your chance.' He could've gone out a worthy loser rather than a fucking disgrace, really, which is what he has gone."

Price also revealed that Ali had asked for a rematch but responded: "I don't want to share the ring with an animal like that."

The British Boxing Board of Control will summon the boxer to appear before the Central Area Council where it's likely he'll be suspended. According to the BBC, Ali lost his fight purse, reportedly worth around £20,000.

Ali was pelted with drinks by angry fans as he left the ring.

David Price points to bite mark following Kash Ali fight. Credit: PA
David Price points to bite mark following Kash Ali fight. Credit: PA

After the fight, he told iFL TV: "I thought it was a good fight, I had him hurt in the fifth, I could've stopped him, I wrestled him down and it was a stupid thing what I did, ridiculous.

"here's no excuses for it, I think just the build up to the fight, it was my first time I've boxed on the big stage, I was so pumped up, I was ready to fight, the street stupid mentality just kicked in - it was stupid."

There have been called for the boxer to permanently banned from the sport, with Tony Bellew telling Sky Sports: "He is a disgrace for what he's done. Biting a man on the floor? There's not many things lower."

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Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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