DAVID PRICE was shockingly bitten FOUR times by opponent Kash Ali in their heavyweight fight in Liverpool.
Ali appeared to nibble Price’s shoulder in the third round of the contest, and when the two fell to the ground later in the round he bit him again, this time on the stomach.
The fight, at Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena, was stopped by the referee and Ali, 27, was disqualified.
Amid the shocking scenes a clear bite mark was visible on Price’s stomach and it was claimed Ali may have bitten him up to four times.
A shocked Price called Ali an “animal” after the contest.
He said: “I hurt him to the body just before the final bite he took.
“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 main thing is that I move forward. I will take any win, and now we move on.”
He’s a disgrace and shouldn’t be allowed back in a boxing ring ever again
Tony Bellew, ringside for the fight, called Ali a “disgrace” and said he should be banned for life.
He said: “His bottle went and they were disgusting things which have no place in a boxing ring.
“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.
“He should not be paid for the fight, give the money to grassroots boxing and help develop amateur boxing.
“Biting a man when they’re on the floor, there aren’t many lower things in life.”
The disgusting Mike Tyson-esque scenes followed a bitter build-up to the fight on the Liam Smith-Sam Eggington undercard.
At their pre-fight press conference Ali, from Birmingham, chillingly warned Price: “I’m coming for you”.
Usually mild-mannered Price, 35, uncharacteristically hit back with warnings of his own.
“I’ll tell you exactly what’s gonna happen Saturday night lad,” Price began.
“This is the big stage, right? You’re gonna be like a rabbit in the headlights and I’m gonna f***ing run you over.
“I’ve seen what you’ve been saying, ‘Oh, he’s a quitter.” Do you think I’m gonna quit against you lad? You throw about 20 punches a round…
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“I can’t do nothing? You mouthy c***.
“I’m made up you’ve gone like this because I thought you were half alright, but you’re a f***ing blert and you’re gonna get your head punched in.”