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Bellew Feels Kash Ali Should Be Banned, Investigation Looms

Heavyweight Kash Ali could face a lengthy ban after being thrown out for biting opponent David Price in the fifth round of their non-title fight at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool.

The British Boxing Board of Control are set to investigate the incident after both fighters fell to the floor, with Price emerging with a clear bite mark on his chest.

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.

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Price admitted his win over Ali was far from satisfactory but will now look to press on and rebuild his career after a series of recent setbacks.

Speaking in the ring, the fight broadcast on Sky Sports, Price was asked about a rematch, but he said: “I don’t want to share a ring with an animal like that again.”

Former world cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew branded Ali “a disgrace” and called for him to be banned.

"He is a disgrace for what he's done," Bellew told Sky Sports. "Biting a man on the floor? There's not many things lower."

On the same card former WBO light-middleweight champion Liam Smith outclassed his former sparring partner Sam Eggington, whose corner threw in the towel in the fifth round of a one-sided contest.

Meanwhile Rio Olympian Antony Fowler lost his unbeaten professional record to former Great Britain team-mate Scott Fitzgerald, who triumphed via split decision after 10 tumultuous rounds.

Fowler, a heavy favourite, started on top before Fitzgerald took over in the middle part of the contest to build a slender points lead.

Fowler had a strong ninth round, rattling Fitzgerald with a big uppercut, but the Preston man reacted superbly in the last as he dropped Fowler to scrape home 95-94 (twice), with the third judge scoring 96-94 for Fowler.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Chrismart on 03-31-2019

He should be banned for sure. They should take his purse as well, there's no place for that behaviour inside the ring.

Comment by KillaCamNZ on 03-31-2019

Exactly what kind of investigation do they need to do? "Hmmm, yeah, looks like he bit him". No f**king s**t.

Comment by PRINCEKOOL on 03-31-2019

I kind of wanted to see the fight continue, David Price is craving a knock out victory. And he has been robbed of that twice, Kash Ali was game and probably had a slightly better engine than David Price. But…

Comment by P4Pdunny on 03-31-2019

Ali should be out, he's not even a useful addition to the mainstream division

Comment by Willowthewisp on 03-31-2019

Excellent point from Tony "Please just leave me be" Bellew

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