Shamed Ali apologises for Price bite

Kash Ali (right) and David Price do battle in Liverpool

Kash Ali says he has matured as a result of the backlash he has faced after sinking his teeth into David Price.

An embarrassed Kash Ali has issued an apology after he was disqualified from his heavyweight clash with David Price last Saturday.

Ali was ushered out of the Echo Arena in Price’s home city of Liverpool in shame after biting his fellow Brit during the fifth round.

The 27-year-old, who has since had his licence suspended by the British Boxing Board of Control, expressed his remorse over the incident in a statement posted on Twitter.

“I would like to apologise for my unacceptable behaviour in my fight against David Price,” Ali wrote.

“I am sorry to all boxing fans, to my team, my family, the British Boxing Board, David Price, his team and his family.

“The occasion got the better of me and those who know me, including David, can testify that my behaviour on Saturday during the fight was not a true reflection of who I am.”

The Birmingham fighter added: “I would like to comment further as to all the reasons that resulted in my behaviour that night but I have been advised by my lawyer not to comment in detail publicly at this stage.

“I will have a full opportunity to do so in front of the British Boxing Board of Control hearing later this month. I admit that it was embarrassing for me, but I learned that nobody appreciates such poor behaviour.

“I have matured as a result and, in the future, I have every intention of curbing my thoughtless actions and will adjust my behaviour accordingly.”