Biting, not boxing: British fighter suspended for munching on opponent

Boxer David Price reacts after being bitten by Kash Ali during their heavyweight fight on Saturday, March 30, 2019. (Action Images via Reuters)
Updated 02 April 2019
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Biting, not boxing: British fighter suspended for munching on opponent

  • Kash Ali was accused by opponent David Price of biting him on multiple occasions in the non-title fight
  • ‘I don’t want to share a ring with an animal like that again’

CARDIFF, Wales: A British boxer has had his license suspended after being disqualified for biting during a heavyweight fight.
Kash Ali was accused by opponent David Price of biting him on multiple occasions in the non-title fight in Liverpool on Saturday before it was waved off in the fifth round by the referee. Price had a clear bite mark on his chest.
The British Boxing Board of Control says it has suspended Ali pending a hearing. Ali also has had his purse, estimated to be about £20,000 ($26,000), withheld.
When Price was asked after Saturday’s fight about a rematch against Ali, he said: “I don’t want to share a ring with an animal like that again.”
In 1999, British middleweight Adrian Dodson was banned for 18 months after being found guilty of biting opponent Alain Bonnamie.


Cat filter appears during Pakistani official’s live-stream briefing

Updated 17 June 2019
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Cat filter appears during Pakistani official’s live-stream briefing

  • Social media was quick to pounce on the image
  • Politician's team says actions have been taken to prevent “such an incident” in the future

PESHAWAR: It was a mistake that had some people in Pakistan scratching their whiskers.
A regional minister was giving a briefing that was live-streamed on social media last week when viewers noticed officials appeared as cats. Someone had left a cat filter on.
Social media was quick to pounce on the image.
In a statement posted on Twitter, the ruling party’s social media team wrote after investigating it determined “human error” by a hard working volunteer caused the mistake. The team said the cat filter was removed “within a few minutes.”
The team says actions have been taken to prevent “such an incident” in the future.