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Kash Ali Suspended For Six Months, Fined 10K For Biting Price

Heavyweight Kash Ali finally received his punishment, after last month's incident where he was disqualified in his bout with David Price, who was bit by Ali in the non-title fight in Liverpool before it was waved off in the fifth round by the referee.

When it happened, the British Boxing Board of Control suspended Ali, 27, pending a hearing. Ali also has had his purse, estimated to be about £20,000 withheld.

Ali has now been officially handed a six-month ban and fined £10,000 for the biting.

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His trainer Adam Etches told Sky Sports News: "He's got off lightly, but at the same time, he's not a bad guy. He lost his head.

"He's got to serve his time and he'll be straight back in, and back to winning ways. The fight ended badly, but he had given a good account of himself, apart from the daftness of biting him.

"Other than that, he was doing alright in the fight. As long as he learns from it, he will be fine."

Speaking to BBC Sport in the aftermath, Price expressed his surprise at the incident and said he felt his former sparring partner "wanted to get thrown out" of the fight by biting.

"If he wanted to he could have torn a chunk out of my skin – but he didn't. He didn't do it hard enough to do that because he didn't want to, he just wanted to do enough to get thrown out, in my opinion.

"It probably would have hurt a lot more if the adrenaline wasn't pumping, but because it was out of the blue and wasn't expected, I didn't feel the pain as much. It was a strange experience. The fight has happened now and, although he did bite me, it could have been a lot worse. Everyone makes mistakes. At the end of the day, he's made a big mistake. It's boxing and you do what you can to get in your opponent's head or give yourself an edge – but bringing the teeth out was the last thing I thought would happen.

"It's boxing at the end of the day, but it's a gentlemen's sport and it has been brought into a bit of disrepute. He doesn't represent what boxers are about. The vast majority of boxers are good sporting people and good competitors."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by COVID-19 on 04-22-2019

That’s nothing. He’ll be back to biting soon enough.

Comment by richardt on 04-22-2019

[QUOTE=nacho daddy;19681896]his wife is Gash Ali[/QUOTE]And somewhere in the world is his distant relative, Bash Ali, lol: [url][/url]

Comment by P4Pdunny on 04-22-2019

what is the point of this, useless punishment.

Comment by eco1 on 04-22-2019

That is a lot of money for such a little piece of meat

Comment by thack on 04-22-2019

As the above post rightly says 6mts and 10k is unacceptable as the above states he's probably only fighting once a year but whatever I would have thought a minimum of a year or two ...this is pointless.

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