20
May
2019

Peter McDonagh shares disbelief at Kash Ali ban, months shorter than his

World Boxing News 22/04/2019
David Price Kash Ali

📸 Mark Robinson

Peter McDonagh has outlined his astonishment at the length of suspension laid down by the British Boxing Board of Control to Kash Ali.

The Board has handed Ali a SIX-MONTH BAN for a reported THREE BITES on David Price during their clash at the M & S Bank Arena last month.

Ali was also fined £10,000, half of his purse, and told he would be eligible to return to the ring by October 1st.

McDonagh was given an EIGHT-MONTH BAN in January 2018 due to a fracas with Shayne Singleton at the weigh-in to their September bout.

Bad blood in the build-up with Singleton ahead of their Manchester Arena clash on the Joseph Parker v Hughie Fury undercard, culminated in the pair clashing at the press conference. At the weigh-in, McDonagh then took things further by pushing his opponent.

Winning the argument with a ten round decision win on the night, the BBBofC then informed McDonagh of their decision in the aftermath.

At the time, McDonagh was unsure if he’d return to action.

📸 Irishboxing.com

“A lot of people asking when I’m fighting again. I’ve been banned for the weigh-in eight months by the British Boxing Board of Control,” said McDonagh.

“Crazy put that up about banned by the UK (Board). Been offered a fight in Australia things (looking) up. Thanks for all support and messages due to my eight-month ban. It could be curtains but had a great journey. Thanks to all fans, time to think,” he added.

RETURN

Returning as soon as ban expired in May of 2018, McDonagh drew with Peter Kramer. The Irishman has since had his career stalled by a serious brain tumour.

Undergoing surgery, McDonagh still holds hopes of making a comeback.

Upon hearing Ali’s sentence, ‘The Cinderella Man’ offered his opinion.

“You bite someone three times get six months. Push someone and get eight months. (The) Board’s a joke and always against me. Bulls***,” he said.

“The board will be set up by the summer and there will be life bans for peds, not fines. Six-month bans (are) putting people’s lives in danger.”

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