Tony Bellew "disgusted" as British boxer disqualified for biting opponent 1 year ago

Tony Bellew "disgusted" as British boxer disqualified for biting opponent

"He bit him, not once, not twice, not even three times, but four times!"

Birmingham boxer Kash Ali was disqualified during his heavyweight bout in Liverpool and faces a lengthy ban from boxing.

Ali faces a lengthy ban from boxing after being disqualified for biting David Price during their contest on Saturday.

The incident occurred in the fifth round, with Ali, 27, forcing his opponent to the canvas after Price had laded a stinging shot. Ali then sunk his teeth into his torso as Price looked on in disbelief.

Ali was disqualified and left the arena being showered with drinks thrown by fans in the crowd.

He lost his fee for the match, and Price later revealed that he had turned down the offer of a rematch, saying: "I don't want to share the ring with an animal like that."

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After the bout, boxer and pundit for the night Tony Bellew called for Ali to be banned, saying that Ali "shouldn't be allowed back in a boxing ring again".

Bellew claims Ali 'lost his bottle' before wrestling Price and biting him four times.

"Biting a man when you're on the floor, there aren't many lower things in life, never mind a boxing ring," Bellew raged.

Bellew wants Ali's fight purse to go to grassroots boxing and it is a good shout. Young fighters could benefit from the money and something positive could yet arise from such a nasty incident.