Man stabbed in neck with knife at Surfers Paradise pub

Man stabbed in neck with knife at Surfers Paradise pub

Man stabbed in neck with knife at Surfers Paradise pub

Updated 28 August 2017, 7:10 AEST

A 29-year-old man sustains "significant" but not life-threatening injuries when he is stabbed in the neck during a brawl at a Gold Coast pub showing the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor boxing match.

A 29-year-old man has been stabbed in the neck during a wild brawl at a pub on Queensland's Gold Coast that a witness says involved up to 30 people.

Police were called to the Surfers Paradise Beer Garden on the corner of Cavill and Orchid avenues in Surfers Paradise about 3:30pm on Sunday after reports of a large disturbance.

They allege a 24-year-old man from Labrador pulled out a knife during a fight and attacked a second man.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman described his stab wound as "significant" but not life threatening.

He and a third man involved in the incident and suffered a head injury were both taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

Queensland police said the 24-year-old has since been charged with grievous bodily harm, possessing dangerous drugs and possessing utensils or pipes.

He will appear in the Southport Magistrates Court on Monday.

Queensland police Inspector Jim Plowman, who was at the scene, said there was nothing "sinister" about the fight.

"I've had some inquiries as to whether it's linked with any overseas events," he said.

"I can definitely assure you that is not the case it's just drunken thugs having a bit of a dust up and that's it."

The venue had been full of fans watching the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor boxing match.

Security had 'no chance' of stopping brawl

Witness David Bauman said there were around 20 or 30 people involved in the wild brawl.

He said he did not see the stabbing but did witness a glassing incident.

"There was four or five of them, one guy started the fight, four guys ran in and the fifth guy ran in trying to hit the guys defending themselves with a glass — but he missed and hit his own friend in the forehead," he said.

He said security had "no chance" of stopping the violence.

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