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Yobs throw punches in city centre street brawl minutes after Joshua beats Ruiz as onlookers chant AJ’s name

A VIOLENT street brawl broke out in Newcastle just moments after Anthony Joshua beat Andy Ruiz on Saturday night.

The group of men stopped traffic in Grainger Street as they traded punches in front of a crowd of onlookers.

Crowds chanted AJ's name as they watched the ugly scene play out in front of them.

Men were heard shouting "Go and get him" as buses and cars can be seen stopping as the men begin to scrap in the middle of the road.

People online claimed the video "put Newcastle to shame" after it was shared thousands of time on Facebook.

The police have been made aware of the footage which shows some thugs left on the floor after trading blows.

After a while the fight fizzled out as fans continued to laugh and sing: "Oh Anthony Joshua."

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said officers attended after receiving a report of a fight on Bigg Market just after 10:20pm.

The incident is believed to have moved to Grainger Street and the force added: "At the time police arrived, people were dispersing and no complaints were received.

"No arrests were made."

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