Ali Indefinitely Suspended By BBoC For Biting
Two days after Kash Ali shocked everyone in boxing by biting David Price during their fight in Liverpool, he has been punished by the British Boxing Board of Control.
On Monday, the 27-year-old Ali was informed that his purse would be withheld, and his license was suspended by the governing body of boxing in the United Kingdom.
The fight between Ali and Price would breakdown in the fifth round when Price would land a solid shot on Ali, sending the then-unbeaten fighter towards the canvas.
Whether out of instinct, fear, or carelessness, Ali held on to Price to send both fighters to the ground, then when both fighters were in a dogpile, Ali bit Price on the stomach.
Ali had bit Price earlier in the fight, but that was not seen by the official, as well as several other fouls the unproven fighter committed on Price.\
Former world champion and current analyst, Tony Bellew, feels Ali’s behavior on Saturday is more than enough to ban him from the sport all together.
“His bottle went. He did some disgusting things that have no place in a boxing ring,” Bellew said after the fight. “He bit him not once, not twice, he bit him four times and the referee saw him twice; he’s a disgrace, he shouldn’t be allowed back in a boxing ring.”
Staring at the cold reality of his career potentially being over, Ali would apologize on Sunday for his “stupid” actions.
“It was out of order what happened,” he told Kugan Cassius. “I thought it was a good fight. I had him hurt in the fifth, I could’ve stopped him, which I would’ve — I ended up wrestling him down. Stupid thing, what I did. Ridiculous. There’s no excuses for it.”
“The street mentality kicked in. That was stupid. The worst thing is, it’s not like I was behind or getting my ass kicked or nothing. He even said to me afterwards, ‘You had me beat there.’ I just apologize to all the fans. I’m sorry to everyone. It won’t happen again.”
“When I ended up on top of him, I’m just thinking — this is f*****g stupid — boxing went out the window, I thought, ‘This is a fight now.’ “I should’ve kept my cool and thought about getting back up and knocking him out. But it was stupid. I have nothing else to say. It was out of order, and I apologize to him.”
Report: Sky Sports