Rotherham fighter Kash Ali’s immediate boxing future is in doubt after he bit David Price in a fight in Liverpool on Saturday.
Ali, 27, has lost his boxing license indefinitely in response to biting his opponent in the abdomen.
He appeared to bite Price when the two were grappling on the ropes in the third round, with Ali disqualified from the contest immediately.
George Storr, writer for popular boxing magazine Southpaw Jab, is confused to why Ali reacted that way.
Storr said: “I know Tony Bellew’s theory is that he chickened out, he bottled it and he knew that if he bit David Price he would be disqualified.
“He’s already had his money pulled, his purse has been suspended. A lot of people are saying that he should be banned, a lot of people are arguing he should be banned for life.
“I think that what is more likely is a year’s ban, so they’ll revoke his license and he will not be allowed to box professionally for a year.”
The future of the Rotherham-born fighter is uncertain, with few incidents to compare the outcome to in recent years.
The British Boxing Board of Control are examining the incident and are set to release a formal statement this week.