BOXER Kash Ali wants to make headlines for all the right reasons after making a winning comeback to the ring following his ban for biting.
The Rotherham heavyweight was disqualified for six months and fined £10,000 after his highly publicised disqualification against Liverpool’s David Price in March.
Ali returned to the ring to defeat Poland’s Artur Kubiak inside two rounds at Ponds Forge last weekend, ending an eight-month break from competitive action during which the 27-year-old has had time to think things over.
“I know I made a mistake and it will never happen again,” said Ali. “There was a lot of pressure, dealing with everything, dealing with people upset at what I’d done.
“It has been a long seven or eight months and, yes, it was a relief to get back in the ring.
“I have sorted my team out and it is good to get the first one out of the way. It was a good win for me.”
Ali’s clinical victory took his pro record to 16-1 and was the Ingle fighter’s first since his switch to the Rotherham gym of former British heavyweight campaigner Richard Towers.
“I have known Richard since I was a kid,” added Ali. "He's pushing me in training and it's going well. I will be fighting again early next year.”
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