Kash Ali’s licence suspended after disqualification for biting

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Kash Ali has had his boxing licence suspended after being disqualified for biting David Price during their fight in Liverpool on Saturday night.

The British Boxing Board of Control has confirmed the sanction, which is pending a hearing by the organisation’s Central Area Council.

The 27-year-old has also had his purse, estimated to be in the region of £20,000, withheld, minus expenses.

Ali, who admitted to iFL TV shortly after the fight that he had been “stupid”, could face a lengthy ban from the sport.

In one of the few precedents in Britain, middleweight Adrian Dodson was banned for 18 months in 1999 after being found guilty of biting opponent Alain Bonnamie.

Price accused Ali of biting him on multiple occasions during the contest, before referee Mark Lyson waved the contest off in the fifth round.

It's safe to say the reaction from the fight on Saturday night has been massive, with thousands of boxing fans and figures voicing their displeasure at Ali's actions.

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Former boxer Tony Bellew called for him to be banned from boxing for life - something that plenty of others will agree with.

For now, it's just his licence that has been suspended, but no doubt there will be further repercussions in the weeks to come.

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