25
Jun
2019

Kash Ali five-figure purse held back, BBBofC suspension confirmed

World Boxing News 01/04/2019
David Price bite

📸 Mark Robinson

Heavyweight Kash Ali has had his purse withheld amidst a hearing for the Birmingham fighter to explains his shocking actions.

The 27 year-old munched on the stomach of David Price on Saturday night as the pair ran out of gas the M & S Bank Arena in Liverpool.

Ali faces losing his £20,000 earnings for the night as Price won via a fifth-round disqualification.

Prior to the fight ending, both Ali and Price were shattered and only hit the canvas in the first place as they were close to being puffed out after some messy rounds.

On top throughout, Price had hurt Ali on more than one occasion before being wobbled slightly himself.

Since the incident, Ali has been rightly panned by his peers and fans for what was a disgusting act on his part.

David Price Kash Ali
📸 Mark Robinson

Tony Bellew said: “He shouldn’t be allowed back in a boxing ring again,” during his role at Sky Sports, whilst other boxers have followed suit.

Sunny Edwards stated: “Kash Ali should have his license taken from him,” which will now come to fruition – whether long term or not.

Commentator John Rawling aired his views as Ali was attacked on his way out of the arena.

“Ķash Ali took the same escape tunnel as Iron Mike against Evander. And he paid a price. Over to the BBBofC. An awful action that has to be punished.”

Finally, journalist Gareth A. Davies offered his condemnation.

“Utterly disgusting- Kash Ali bites @DavidPrice_1 And is disqualified on Liverpool @MatchroomBoxing card. Up to then decent scrap,” he said.

The Birmingham man has offered no excuses in the aftermath and will take whatever punishment comes his way.

A lengthy suspension is on the cards as Price moved to rule out a rematch.

Price labelled Ali ‘an animal’ in his post-fight interview.

KEY POINTS

  • £20,000 withheld

  • Suspended licence

  • Hearing for explanation

  • Further punishment expected

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