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Crowd Trouble Flares Up At Boxing Show

Saturday September 21 2013

Metrodome Metrodome

FRIDAY night's boxing show at the Metrodome was abandoned as troubled flared up in the crowds.

Fighting in the crowd broke out half way through Damon Jones's fight with Simeon Lucas.

At least two people were cut on their heads and police have seized recorded footage.

Trouble was brewing from the moment that Jones, from Leeds, entered the ring. Fans of the two fighters started goading each other from the first bell - and things turned ugly in the third round as both sets of fans charged each other.

The Leeds lad's supporters, who were seated in a stand, allegedly began launching missiles at a smaller group on the floor.

Despite an end of the round plea from Damo for the trouble to stop, the riot continued and got worse.

The police were called to the scene but by the time they arrived the damage had been done.

The main event, featuring hometown fighter Matthew Mallin and Denaby’s Adam Jones, was not allowed to go ahead.

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Reply Posted by angela on Saturday September 21 2013 at 17:25
what a set of morons they ought to be made to box themselves silly in the ring one on one

Reply Posted by julie on Saturday September 21 2013 at 19:57
Pathetic!!! I always believed boxing was a discipline - shame the fans don't!!

Reply Posted by Peter H on Sunday September 22 2013 at 09:24
Sounds like fans from Leeds, everyone knows they are morons of the 1st degree

Reply Posted by unknown on Sunday September 22 2013 at 09:30
i dont think people realise how serious this is, people have been seriously hurt, people are in hospital fighting for there lives.

Reply Posted by LOL on Sunday September 22 2013 at 16:01

Reply Posted by Fred on Sunday September 22 2013 at 23:52
And an H, !!!!

Reply Posted by to fred on Monday September 23 2013 at 08:40

Reply Posted by Will on Monday September 23 2013 at 08:23
Lets just hope the who got hurt come through the right side let are thoughts be with them and there family's

Reply Posted by kevin evans on Monday September 23 2013 at 08:50
boxers train so bloody hard to give us the public a good night of boxing for sum brainless idiots to spoil it hope the police fine every single one of em. feel so sorry for the lads who didnt get to box .

Reply Posted by Rob on Monday September 23 2013 at 23:25
Everyone's to blame not just Leeds fans so don't dis Leeds fans peter ya prick

Reply Posted by Marcial on Thursday October 3 2013 at 23:44
I worked Security that evening and sorry it was a Barnsley lad that said the last thing to get crowd going. Leeds fans were fine while the fighters from Barnsley boxed and the crowd had there chants. It was one lad in particular that wouldn't keep his mouth shut and finally stood up one last time and told all Leeds fans to **** off and that was it.