Heavyweight boxer Kash Ali has been disqualified for biting opponent David Price during their bout in Liverpool on Sunday (NZ time).
In the fifth round of their contest, Ali grabbed Price and tackled him to the floor, and appeared to bite Price near his rib cage.
Referee Mark Lyson, who had already docked Ali a point for hitting the back of Price's head, then brought the match to an end at the M&S Bank Arena.
When Price got up off the canvas, a visible bite mark appeared on his body.
"He said 'let's do a rematch', but I don't want to share the ring with an animal like that," Price told Sky Sports, after Ali had to be escorted backstage by security.
The result extended Price's record to 24 wins and six defeats, and was the first defeat of Ali's 16-fight career.
Former cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew said Ali should be banned for his actions.
"He is a disgrace for what he's done," said Bellew. "Biting a man on the floor?
"There's not many things lower. He should be banned."
Speaking to IFL TV after the fight, Ali apologised for his actions, saying he was "out of order".