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Australian Billionaire James Packer In Street Brawl With Best Mate

Billionaire casino mogul trades punches with former best man. Interweb LOLs.

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Packer owns television network Ten, his sparring partner Gyngell owns rival Nine.

Packer vs Gyngell: Sydney's media bosses and barons have long settled things this way. http://t.co/xSPlaGOe9j

smh.com.au@smh

Packer vs Gyngell: Sydney's media bosses and barons have long settled things this way. http://t.co/xSPlaGOe9j

01:20 PM - 5 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

A set of explosive pictures show Packer in a vicious punch-up with his friend of 35 years.

James Packer and his best mate David Gyngell have been pictured punching and wrestling each other in Bondi. http://t.co/5zdYhHFkAz

smh.com.au@smh

James Packer and his best mate David Gyngell have been pictured punching and wrestling each other in Bondi. http://t.co/5zdYhHFkAz

08:25 AM - 5 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

No love was lost.

Witness says James Packer and David Gyngell were “like two mad dogs at each other’s throats” during Bondi streetfight http://t.co/ae6wXlygfS

The Australian@australian

Witness says James Packer and David Gyngell were “like two mad dogs at each other’s throats” during Bondi streetfight http://t.co/ae6wXlygfS

10:25 AM - 5 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

This is NOT one of those pictures.

Here is the pic of the fight between James Packer & David Gyngell for free. You're welcome @9NewsAUS & @Y7News.

Jonathon Makai@JonoMakai

Here is the pic of the fight between James Packer & David Gyngell for free. You're welcome @9NewsAUS & @Y7News.

10:29 AM - 5 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Predictably, social media has been having a field day.

First photo released of James Packer and David Gyngell fighting in Bondi yesterday:

Stephen Harrington@_StephenH

First photo released of James Packer and David Gyngell fighting in Bondi yesterday:

09:25 AM - 5 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Mainly with a sumo wrestler theme.

Explosive images of James Packer and David Gyngell fighting!

Theteak@Theteak

Explosive images of James Packer and David Gyngell fighting!

09:12 AM - 5 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The site confronting Gyngell when he decided to mess with Packer #scary #braveorstupid

I AM FOR SALE@uknowiSS

The site confronting Gyngell when he decided to mess with Packer #scary #braveorstupid

12:30 PM - 5 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Though not entirely...

Not sure if this is one of the photos from the Packer / Gyngell bout.

Sally Sara@sallyjsara

Not sure if this is one of the photos from the Packer / Gyngell bout.

09:55 AM - 5 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

These 𠆏irst pics' of James Packer & David Gyngell’s punch-up are pretty great http://t.co/KUkU9MLXM2

Brendan Casey@BrendoHeraldSun

These 𠆏irst pics' of James Packer & David Gyngell’s punch-up are pretty great http://t.co/KUkU9MLXM2

12:25 PM - 5 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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This may or may not be the first image of the James Packer vs David Gyngell fight

Ric Allport@SuperTriviaGuy

This may or may not be the first image of the James Packer vs David Gyngell fight

12:48 PM - 5 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

BREAKING: Another image of Packer/Gyngell brawl emerges.

Jarryd (Straffo)@ShootFlexo

BREAKING: Another image of Packer/Gyngell brawl emerges.

12:33 PM - 5 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Breaking Lies; *** First photos of the fight between James Packer and his mate David Gyngell at Bondi Beach.

Ali Yesilyurt@Ali_Yesilyurt

Breaking Lies; *** First photos of the fight between James Packer and his mate David Gyngell at Bondi Beach.

12:28 PM - 5 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Breaking... First pic of mad, mad, mad, mad brawl released.

Nick Leys@leysie

Breaking... First pic of mad, mad, mad, mad brawl released.

12:11 PM - 5 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Makin casinos, datin models & fightin round the world!! #packerpunchup #Packer

Joel Gelding@JoelGelding

Makin casinos, datin models & fightin round the world!! #packerpunchup #Packer

12:07 PM - 5 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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While his bodyguards stood by, James Packer squared up to David Gyngell. #maynotbeactualphoto #closedepictionthough

Cate Pearce@CateP36

While his bodyguards stood by, James Packer squared up to David Gyngell.
#maynotbeactualphoto #closedepictionthough

12:03 PM - 5 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#JamesPacker and #channel9 CEO #DavidGyngell reportedly photographed during an altercation…

Star 1045@star1045

#JamesPacker and #channel9 CEO #DavidGyngell reportedly photographed during an altercation…

11:47 AM - 5 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

EXCLUSIVE First Photo of Packer v Gyngell fight

Chris Johnson@Dream_Brother_

EXCLUSIVE First Photo of Packer v Gyngell fight

11:47 AM - 5 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

OK what am i bid for the first pic of the Packer/Gyngell punch up?

Sergio Paradise@serge_para

OK what am i bid for the first pic of the Packer/Gyngell punch up?

10:59 AM - 5 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The images were taken outside Packer's multimillion-dollar Bondi Beach home on Sunday afternoon, and show the pair trading blows.

"The pair eventually fell to the ground and continued wrestling," reported the Sydney Morning Herald, "before being forcibly separated by people who appeared to be Packer's bodyguards."

"Gyngell was waiting outside Packer's house early on Sunday afternoon, sitting on the boot of his car for about 20 minutes as the casino mogul was chauffeured home after arriving aboard his private jet at Sydney Airport."

"Witnesses said no pleasantries were exchanged when Packer saw Gyngell, but rather a flurry of profanities broke out before the pair were embroiled in a physical exchange as passers-by looked on in shock."

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A media bidding war is underway for the sensational pictures. Memes are imminent...

Media Bidding war for photos of Gyngel vs Packer bust up. Then it'll be a meme war for Junkee vs Pedestrian vs Buzzfeed vs A Rational Fear.

Dan Ilic@danilic

Media Bidding war for photos of Gyngel vs Packer bust up. Then it'll be a meme war for Junkee vs Pedestrian vs Buzzfeed vs A Rational Fear.

10:10 AM - 5 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

In the meantime, Twitter had some suggestions.

Here's a great Liberal Party fundraising idea: sell tickets to watch James Packer and David Gyngell punch each other. http://t.co/6ODUQBYxVz

Jeff Sparrow@Jeff_Sparrow

Here's a great Liberal Party fundraising idea: sell tickets to watch James Packer and David Gyngell punch each other. http://t.co/6ODUQBYxVz

09:21 AM - 5 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

15:00 AEST UPDATE: NEWS CORP HAVE BOUGHT AND RELEASED THE PICTURES. YOU WOULD NEVER GUESS...

EXCLUSIVE pictures of brawl between long-time friends James Packer and David Gyngell. http://t.co/xRi8lZrHdi

The Daily Telegraph@dailytelegraph

EXCLUSIVE pictures of brawl between long-time friends James Packer and David Gyngell. http://t.co/xRi8lZrHdi

02:55 PM - 5 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

BREAKING: James Packer and David Gyngell interrupt News Corp logo group photo.

Gus Bruno@gusbru07

BREAKING: James Packer and David Gyngell interrupt News Corp logo group photo.

02:59 PM - 5 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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