Violent fights broke out outside Marvel Stadium the day after the blockbuster boxing match between George Kambosos and Devin Haney.
The American fighter battled his way beautifully to a unanimous decision victory over local favorite Kambosos to unify the WBC, IBF, WBA and WBO lightweight titles on Saturday night.
Haney’s dominating performance in front of over 40,000 fans impressed all three ring judges who scored the fight 116-112, 116-112 and 118-110 in his favor.
Unfortunately, after the historic event, there were violent clashes between fans which left a man motionless on the sidewalk as worried passers-by watched.
Channel7 in Melbourne shared shocking footage of angry fans throwing punches outside the city venue as a crowd of people looked on.
In one clip, a man can be seen face down after being knocked unconscious, but those around him continue to fight.
According to The Herald Sun, the unconscious man has yet to be identified and no one involved in the post-fight violence has been arrested, with the only detainee being a man who was kicked out of the stadium for drug possession.
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“Those involved in this incident left the scene before police arrived and no casualties have come forward at this time,” a Victoria Police spokesman said.
“Unfortunately there were a few disappointing incidents with police arresting an intoxicated man who was being evicted and found in possession of drugs.”
It is the latest incident linked to a worrying trend of fan violence at Australian sporting events.
In May, more than 50 people were ejected from the Australian Football League match between Essendon and Richmond for fighting with police officers who were allegedly bitten and beaten during the incident.
After the match, a 25-year-old man suffered a fractured skull when he was brutally attacked with a didgeridoo. Footage of the incident shows the man punched by an unknown person and thrown to the ground.