"It was one of the craziest things I've ever seen," says Adam Etches after an incident in the fight against David Price in Liverpool
By Richard Damerell
Last updated: 01/04/19 15:20
Kash Ali's coach calls on the heavyweight to apologize after being disqualified for being a member of David Price.
The Birmingham man's license was suspended by the British Boxing Board of Control, and his purse was withheld after the ugly collision with Price on Saturday, which was left with a bite mark in his belly.
Coach Adam Etches did not initially know why his fighter had been disqualified in the fifth round in Liverpool, but after watching the incident, he asked Ali to express his regret.
"As his coach and boyfriend, I let him be a stew until he knows what he's done," said Etches Sky sports, "If you do that, you have to hold your hands up and say," You know, I was not okay. "
"If he does not do that, I can not have it, I do not want to do it with this brush.
Kash is a real, nice kid – that's totally uncharacteristic.
Coach Adam Etches on Kash Ali
"Anyone who knows Kash, even David, if you sit down with him and talk to him, he'll tell you that Kash Ali is probably one of the best kids you could meet, but see what he's done has, how can you say that?
"Kash is a sincere, nice kid – that's completely incomprehensible, what's done is done, we can not change what's happening, all we can do is apologize for what we've done 'And hopefully the board is a little forgiving of him as it was his first test and his first chance.'
Ali had got Price involved in a fiery word war before the fight. Etches confessed that the 27-year-old had lost control and discipline in the biggest night of his career.
"I think he was overcharged before the fight," said Etches. "He was just reckless of what he did.
"I know for sure that it was not because he wanted to end the fight, even though some people think so, I know that's not the case.
"If that were it, I would not want to train him anymore, why do you want to train someone who stops?
"I know it was not like that, but he did that, and only he and God know why he did it, it was one of the craziest things I've ever seen, even now I wake up and go & # 39; that really happened just now? "
Etches believes Price deserves recognition for his dignified response and will await a decision by BBBofC over Ali's future.
"I think he has to feel embarrassed, a little stupid for what he did, but he's just calm," said Etches. "It's not the way for me, we're all making mistakes, nobody's perfect.
"He had the potential to make everyone talk about him as the man who defeated Price, and in those three or four days in Liverpool, I had every single feeling: happiness, pride, sad, upset, all jumbled together, but you have to dust yourself and go again. "