• Dexter Hastings

Smith Stops "The Savage", Kash Ali Disqualified For Biting

Smith Stops "The Savage"

Kash Ali Disqualified For Biting

Sam Eggington took on the very highly rated Liam Smith on the Matchroom show in Liverpool for the super Welterweight WBC silver belt (30/3/19). The fight was stopped in the 5th round by the ref after Eggington put up a valiant fight but was just out classed by the world rated Smith. Eggington left it all in the ring with his no nonsense come forward style, but Smith proved his world class standing breaking “The Savage” down picking his shots well and getting the stoppage in the 5th round. This was a great performance from Smith who had been out of the ring for a while, Eddie Hearn said after the fight in an interview that Smith’s next fight could potential be against Garcia or Kell Brook.

On the undercard of this fight you had Kash Ali taking on David Price, in a disgusting display of pure madness Ali bit Price Twice once in the second round and then in the fifth. After being caught by Price with a cracking right hand Ali wrestled Price to the ground and bit him on the stomach with the ref disqualifying Ali. It has been said that Ali may be suspended from boxing for this and have his purse withheld.

Dexter's Thoughts

This was always going to be a hard fight for Eggington as Smith is a world class fighter. Sam is still a young man and will learn from this experience and come back stronger for it. I am a big Eggington fan and hope to see him back in the ring soon, I would like to see him fight more on a domestic scale before moving back up to world level. I think looking at becoming a two time two weight British champion would be a great achievement for Sam and against the current champion Ted Cheeseman Matchroom could have a very exciting fight on there hands. I’m sure Sam and his Eastside team will regroup and come again very soon.

As for Kash Ali, what was on his mind? This was disgraceful and I can’t understand why he would do this. I come from an unlicensed back ground and have witnessed some mad shit in my time at shows but nothing like this. I have watched Ali on a number of occasions and have seen him win mostly in the first few rounds but I was never convinced he would be able to take it to the next level. What he did in the ring was mental and I hate to be negative about Birmingham boxers. I have watched a you tube documentary stating Ali is from Rotherham well they can keep him, boxing is a gentleman's sport thats why it’s called the noble art and there is no place for this kind of shit.