In a bumper night of boxing in Paris, France on Saturday night, which included an IBF world title fight, IBO world title fight, two domestic title fights, and a European title bout, a riot broke out among the crowd following the conclusion of the main event between Marvin Petit and Samir Kasmi, both of French origin.
Petit stopped Kasmi in the 7th round after dropping and hurting his opponent twice, Kasmi rose from the canvass twice but the referee had seen enough and waved the contest off, it looked like a good call from the referee, however shortly after a mass riot among the crowd broke out.
Despite there appearing to be a definite conclusion to the contest and therefore a defining result, the bout was bizarrely ruled a no contest following the crowd trouble which can be viewed in the video below.
Also on the card, Mohamed Mimoune followed up his victory against Sam Eggington last year to win the European Welterweight title by becoming IBO world super lightweight champion with a unanimous victory against Emiliano Dominguez Rodriguez.
French super featherweight Maiva Hamadouche defended her IBF world title against French compatriot Myriam Dellal by majority decision, also on the card Franck Petitjean retained European super lightweight title with a unanimous decision over Italian Andrea Scarpa.
Crowd trouble at boxing events is now becoming a too often regular occurrence, there were ugly scenes at a few boxing events in the UK last year, one resulted in a young man losing his life in Walsall at a Boxing event last year in the Town.