Mass brawl at Australian pub showing Mayweather-McGregor fight


Posted at Aug 28 2017 04:29 PM

Floyd Mayweather Jr. (black trunks) taunts Conor McGregor (white trunks) during their boxing match at T-Mobile Arena. Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

SYDNEY - A 29-year-old man was stabbed in the neck during a mass brawl at an Australian pub showing the boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, police said.

Queensland police were called to the Surfers Paradise Beer Garden on the Gold Coast on Sunday after reports of a large disturbance involving up to 30 people.

"All I can see was this bloke come upstairs, got blood all over him like he'd been stabbed," one witness told Australia's Nine television network.

Three people were arrested after the brawl and a 24-year-old man was charged with grievous bodily harm, police said.

Queensland Police Inspector Jim Plowman told the Australian Broadcasting Corp: "It's just drunken thugs having a bit of a dust-up and that's it." (Reporting by Reuters Television; Writing by Karishma Singh)