TWO men are in hospital and one has been charged after a wild brawl broke out in the heart of Surfers Paradise following the "fight of the century".

The brawl, at the Surfers Paradise Beer Garden, ended when a 24-year-old Labrador man allegedly produced a knife and stabbed a 29-year-old man in the neck.

A 23-year-old man also taken to hospital with a minor head injury as a result of the initial fight.

Police speak to witnesses after a fight in Surfers Paradise left two men in hospital.
Police speak to witnesses after a fight in Surfers Paradise left two men in hospital. Richard Gosling

The Labrador man was arrested by police and was overnight charged with grievous bodily harm, possessing dangerous drugs and possessing utensils or pipes.

He will appear in Southport Magistrates Court today.

Police and ambulance were called to the Surfers Paradise Beer Garden about 3.45pm yesterday after reports a man had been stabbed.

Witnesses said the man was glassed and then stabbed in the neck during a melee in the tavern's smoking area shortly after the Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor fight ended.

A large crowd gathered at the Surfers Paradise Beer Garden to watch the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight yesterday.
A large crowd gathered at the Surfers Paradise Beer Garden to watch the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight yesterday. Facebook

Punches were thrown as people jumped on to tables to escape the boozy brawl.

Witness David Baumann said a man started a fight with two brothers before his friends rushed over to join the melee.

"These two guys defended themselves after being attacked by five or six guys at once," he said.

"It was a brawl. There was blood and there was glass and things flying everywhere."

Witnesses said up to 20 or 30 people were "punching on" at the height of the melee.

By the time emergency services arrived, the brawl had spilt downstairs on to the busy street corner of Cavill Ave and Orchid Avenue.

Witnesses said a security guard at the scene was "covered with blood".

Ambulance officers treat a man at the scene of a brawl in Surfers Paradise.
Ambulance officers treat a man at the scene of a brawl in Surfers Paradise. Supplied

FIGHT DRAWS IRISH FANS TO COAST PUBS

Dozens of onlookers were caught up in the chaos as police fought to control the situation.

Ambulance officers treated two men at the scene before they were both transferred to Gold Coast University Hospital.

One man suffered what is believed to be a significant but non-life-threatening stab wound to the neck while another man sustained a head injury.

Ambulance officers tend to an injured man handcuffed by police following a fight in Surfers Paradise yesterday afternoon.
Ambulance officers tend to an injured man handcuffed by police following a fight in Surfers Paradise yesterday afternoon. Channel 9

Inspector Jim Plowman said the incident was "drunken thugs having a bit of a dust-up and that's it".

He said bystanders were caught up in the confusion when the fight spilt on to the street.

"Once again, you've got people with alcohol involved not knowing what's going on," he said.

Witnesses are urged to contact Policelink on 131 444.

News Corp Australia


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