Boxer branded an 'animal' after repeatedly biting opponent during fight
A boxer has been described as an "animal" after repeatedly biting his opponent in the ring. Twenty-seven-year-old Kash Ali was subsequently disqualified from his fight with David Price, 35.
The incident happened on Saturday night at Liverpool's M&S Bank Arena during a heavyweight fight and began with what the New York Post described as a "nibble on the shoulder". However, things soon escalated.
This is the disgusting moment Ali bit Price and refused to let go:
In the clip above, Price can be seen yelping in pain as he tells the referee that his opponent is biting him.
Afterward, a clear bite mark could be seen on the 35-year-old's stomach, and Ali was booed by the crowd when he was eventually escorted from the ring. Commentators have since claimed that Price was bitten up to four times.
Ali's purse for the fight has now been withheld by the British Boxing Board of Control.
Price called Ali an "animal" after the attack.
"I hurt him to the body just before the final bite he took," he said in his post-fight comments to Sky Sports, the Guardian reports. "He did a couple early on and I thought he had lost his head completely."
"He said he wanted a rematch, but I don't want to share a ring with an animal like that again."
The 27-year-old has since apologized for his actions, calling them "ridiculous".
In an interview with iFL TV, he said: "I thought it was a good fight, I had him hurt in the fifth, I could've stopped him, I wrestled him down and it was a stupid thing what I did, ridiculous."
"There's no excuses for it, I think just the build-up to the fight, it was my first time I've boxed on the big stage, I was so pumped up, I was ready to fight, the street stupid mentality just kicked in. It was stupid."
Despite Ali's desire for a rematch, Tony Bellew, who was ringside at the fight, believes that the 27-year-old's boxing career should be put to an immediate end after his actions, which he branded a "disgrace".
"His bottle went and they were disgusting things which have no place in a boxing ring," he said, according to the Independent. "He bit him not once, not twice, not even three times, he bit him four times and the referee caught him twice. He's a disgrace and shouldn’t be allowed back in a boxing ring ever again."