CHRIS COULD WELL START YEAR IN FIGHTING FASHION IN MACAU
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.