Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Brawl Breaks out in Crowd at Big Fight

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Brawl Breaks out in Crowd at Big Fight

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SHOCKING footage captured at Manchester Arena shows the moment a brawl erupted in the crowd at the Warrington versus Frampton fight.

The venue was full on Saturday night as fans flocked to see Yorkshireman Josh Warrington take on Belfast fighter Carl Frampton.

But the fighting in the ring was unfortunately echoed in the stands after a brawl involving a number of people erupted.

Arena bosses have since condemned the incident, which was brought under control by their stewards and the British Transport Police.

The disturbing footage shows a number of men exchanging blows - with one man unleashing a volley of blows on someone who is out of sight of the camera.

Security stewards can then be seen going to deal with the incident.

Matt Ward, a spokesman for Manchester Arena, said: "Boxing is a long-standing and successful fixture in the arena's calendar and we are extremely disappointed by the small fracas which broke out between so-called 'fans' during the main fight. …

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