Heavyweight boxer Kash Ali was disqualified for twice biting his opponent David Price in Liverpool on Sunday night.
The British Boxing Board are almost certain to take action at their next meeting.
Birmingham fighter Ali, previously undefeated in 15 professional bouts, appeared to bite Price just below the shoulder in the third round of their heavyweight contest before being punished again for landing a punch on the back of his opponent’s head.
In the fifth, Price landed a heavy right on his opponent before the two ended up in a tangle and fell to the mat. Ali held onto Price as the two were down, appearing to bite him again just below the left pectoral muscles, below his ribcage.
Ali was immediately disqualified with Price awarded the victory – with images clearly showing where he had left his mark on the Liverpudlian.
Elsewhere on the night, Preston’s light-middleweight Scott Fitzgerald defeated Anthony Fowler – the nephew of former Liverpool Football Club star Robbie Fowler – on points to hand Fowler his first defeat.
In the main event, Liam Smith stopped Sam Eggington in the fifth round to claim the WBC Silver light- middleweight. The former world champion Smith is undefeated in all ten fights he has had in Liverpool.