Boxing: Mike Tyson highlights Sheffield’s fight shame

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The British Boxing Board of Control say they could suspend “certain individuals” after a fans ring-brawl in Sheffield which has now been seen all over the world.

Supporters of Park Hill’s Uzair Najib and the Burngreave KO winner Muheeb Fazeldin climbed between the ropes and confronted each other seconds after the Octagon contest had ended.

Boxing - Uzair Najib v Muheeb Fazeldin - post fight brawl - Photo by James Williamson

Boxing - Uzair Najib v Muheeb Fazeldin - post fight brawl - Photo by James Williamson

A video of the ugly confrontation has found its way on former world champion Mike Tyson’s website - which has 4.6 million followers.

Tyson’s website described the mayhem as “anarchy...scenes that will send shockwaves around the sport.” Order was resumed after the clash and the show continued without further incident.

Promoter Dennis Hobson spoke with a BBBC official on the night. Today, the organisation said it would mount a full examination of what happened.“Any incident of disorder at a BBBofC event will be properly and fully investigated, obviously” said Les Potts, Area Secretary. “If the police are involved in the investigation of the incident they will take priority and the outcome of that will be awaited before any action by the Area Council. “Already, steps have been taken to collect accounts from the officials in attendance at the event and action will be taken against certain individuals which could involve suspension of their licenses pending a disciplinary hearing.

“The promoter has the responsibility of ensuring there are sufficient numbers of security personnel to deal with any incident of disorder and to prevent unauthorised persons entering the ring. Again, this aspect of the matter will be looked at to see if any regulations have been breached.”

World champion Kell Brook tweeted his congratulations to both show headliner Ross Burkinshaw and Fazeldin: “Nice and early night...well done lads!”