Carl Froch believes Kash Ali should be banned after biting David Price three times

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Carl Froch has claimed that Kash Ali “needs banning” after biting David Price three times in Saturday night’s heavyweight bout.

Ali bit Price on his neck, arm and finally his stomach before the ref was forced to disqualify him in the fifth round.

Price looked to be in complete control of the contest up until the disqualification, suggesting that the reason Ali decided to bite his opponent was out of frustration.

However, not only did he bite Price, he had also attempted a number of head-butts during the fight and wrestled him to the ground before biting his stomach.

The former middleweight champion compared his actions to those of a child, saying to talkSPORT: “I’ve got three young kids and they’ve all bit each other at some stage.

“But it’s when they’re very young and they get a bit frustrated, don’t they?

“It is a human instinct from a young age, but when you’re an adult you just don’t do that by instinct, it’s ridiculous.”

The 27-year-old has since had his boxing licence suspended by the British Boxing Board of Control, but Froch wants them to go one step further and issue a ban to the Birmingham-born fighter.

In addition to being suspended, Ali has had his purse, £20,000 withheld.

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“I think he needs banning, doesn’t he?” Froch said. “I think he needs a ban so we don’t see him in the ring for six months at least.

“I know it’s a man’s living, but if he wants to earn a living in professional fighting, then he can’t be doing what he’s done.”

A decision on a ban is likely to be made with him in front of the Central Area Council this month.

“You can’t go into a professional boxing ring – you can’t go into anywhere actually – and start biting another human being,” Froch added.

“It’s just not acceptable, but especially in a controlled environment, in a licenced profession like boxing, you can’t be biting somebody, you just can’t do it.”

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