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Gold Coast boxing fan stabbed in neck following mega-fight

  • A boxing fan stabbed in the neck after watching McGregor Mayweather fight
  • Violent brawl broke out at Surfers Paradise Beer Garden about 3.45pm
  • The man was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital by ambulance
  • Another person suffered a head injury and was treated at the scene 

A boxing fan has been stabbed in the neck at a Gold Coast pub after watching Connor McGregor’s defeat to Floyd Mayweather.

A violent brawl broke out at Surfers Paradise Beer Garden on the corner of Cavill Avenue and Orchid Avenue about 3.30pm before a 29-year-old man suffered a serious neck wound.

It is alleged a 24-year-old man involved in the altercation produced a knife.  

Emergency services were quick to attend, with a high-acuity unit also called out. 

A boxing fan has been stabbed in the neck at a Gold Coast pub after watching Connor McGregor’s defeat to Floyd Mayweather

A violent brawl broke out at Surfers Paradise Beer Garden (pictured earlier today) on the corner of Cavill Avenue and Orchid Avenue about 3.45pm before a person suffered a serious neck wound

A violent brawl broke out at Surfers Paradise Beer Garden (pictured earlier today) on the corner of Cavill Avenue and Orchid Avenue about 3.45pm before a person suffered a serious neck wound

They were taken to Gold Coast University Hospital by ambulance.

A 24-year-old man was arrested at the scene and is currently assisting police with their inquiries.

Another person suffered a head injury and was treated at the scene by attending paramedics.

Witnesses say the bar was packed full of patrons watching the fight while also claiming a security guard at the bar was ‘covered in blood’, The Courier Mail reported. 

Police investigations are ongoing. 

 More to come.

Tensions flared at several pubs and bars across Australia after underdog Connor McGregor was comprehensively beaten by undefeated Floyd Mayweather 

Tensions flared at several pubs and bars across Australia after underdog Connor McGregor was comprehensively beaten by undefeated Floyd Mayweather 

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