CHRIS COULD WELL START YEAR IN FIGHT­ING FASH­ION IN MA­CAU

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HIGH- pro­file Townsville busi­ness­man Chris Con­don ( left) could be spend­ing New Year’s in Ma­cau work­ing as a pro­fes­sional box­ing ref­eree.

He was called up by of­fi­cials fol­low­ing his three­bout ref­eree ap­pear­ance at River City Rum­ble, where An­thony Mun­dine was knocked out by Jeff Horn in 96 sec­onds.

Mr Con­don said he couldn’t have been closer to where An­thony “The Man” Mun­dine fell that night.

“I can tell you no one was closer to the ring than me,” he said.

“He was knocked out. Peo­ple said he took a dive, but let me tell you he didn’t. He was un­con­scious when he hit the can­vas.

“I was right at the of­fi­cials’ ta­ble when his head hit the can­vas like I’ve never heard be­fore.”

Mr Con­don, who has been a box­ing ref­eree for 20 years, presided over the Aus­tralian Su­per Feath­er­weight Ti­tle match be­tween Brent Rice and Liam Wil­son and two other matches.

In all, he ref­er­eed 20 rounds of box­ing dur­ing that night.

The trip to Ma­cau will be Mr Con­don’s first over­seas trip as a box­ing ref­eree if he’s cho­sen.

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