Heavyweight boxers often take pages out of the Mike Tyson playbook to varying degrees of success, but one particular tactic has always proven to be a big no-no in the boxing world.
During a fight on the undercard of a Matchroom Boxing card in Liverpool, England, Kash Ali got himself disqualified for biting his opponent David Price late in the fifth round. Although Ali didn't take a bite out of Price's ear, he did leave a very visible mark on his rival's torso.
Price landed a big right hand that hurt Ali in the final minute of the round. Ali was wobbly and threw himself at Price at kept going at it until both men went down on the canvas. Ali refused to get up and proceeded to bite Price, prompting the referee to immediately end the contest and award Price the victory. Earlier in the fight, Ali was also deducted a point for hitting behind the head.
The end result of the fight was surprising, but the two rivals have shown throughout the buildup of the fight that they have a certain disdain for each other, using very foul language in some of their interviews and press conferences.
With the win, Price is now on a two-fight win streak for the first time since 2016 when he also had a two-fight win streak. Ali's perfect start to his pro career now comes to an end as he suffered his first pro defeat in his first fight against solid opposition. The fight was streamed in the United States on DAZN.