James Packer and David Gyngell in Bondi altercation

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James Packer and David Gyngell in Bondi altercationExplosive photos have emerged of billionaire James Packer trading blows with former best man David Gyngell outside the gaming mogul's home in Bondi Beach.

The photos show the pair throwing punches and eventually wrestling each other to the ground before being separated by men who appeared to be Packer's bodyguards.

According to Fairfax, a medical professional shortly attended Packer's multi-million dollar waterfront home while Gyngell retreated to his own home.

Fairfax reports that Gyngell, who is also the head of Nine Entertainment Group, was waiting outside Packer's house on Sunday afternoon as the gaming mogul was chauffered from his private jet at Sydney Airport.

Witnesses have reported that a flurry of profanities erupted as soon as the pair locked eyes and the following brawl left passers-by stunned.

A witness said he saw the two men "fighting like dogs" in the street, according to reports.

A Channel Nine news truck was reportedly parked near Packer's home, with rumours circulating Packer was under the assumption that he would be greeted by a news crew over a long-simmering tension between the two men.

The gambling billionaire and the Channel Nine chief executive responded to reports of the punch-up with a joint statement saying that they remain "friends".

"We have been friends for 35 years and still are," the statement read.

"In that time we have had our fair share of ups and downs.

"We respect each other and neither one of us will be commenting further."

Packer's life-long friendship with his former best man reportedly soured after he ended a seven-year marriage from his second wife, Erica, after Gyngell confronted him about it.

A spokeswoman said Nine would issue a statement

At least 50 photos show the two men facing off at each other as the confrontation begins. They show a giant James Packer towering over the small, bearded Gyngell, who wasn't wearing any shoes.

The two men begin grappling and wrestling each other to the ground, where Packer is on top and secures Gyngell in a headlock. Seconds later, another man grabs packer around the mouth in a bid to pull him away.

As Packer walks away, Gyngell remains, looking shaken.

Bondi resident Chris Walker, who claims to have witnessed the incident, tweeted about a "massive street fight" outside the Packer home on Sunday afternoon.
He later described the fight on his Facebook page.

"Holy crap, big street fight outside my house...Not thugs, James Packer ... And some other angry bloke going toe to toe - total brawl ... Wow".

"Packer packed a punch but copped a couple of hits straight to the jaw... Then they all fell on the concrete fence and I think the other guy broke his face ... They were looking for teeth after he left."

Packer is one of Australia's richest men, with Forbes recently estimating his net worth at $6.4 billion, and he has aggressively sought to expand his casino business into Asia and the United States.
James Packer and David Gyngell scuffle outside Mr Packer’s Bondi Beach apartment.
A bodyguard assists a bare-footed David Gyngell as he lies on the ground as another holds
Bodyguards hold back James Packer as David Gyngell, in dark blue shirt, moves to avoid hi
James Packer, in black baseball cap, locks with David Gyngell as bodyguards attempt to br
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  • T Wickramaratnakrama Monday, 05 May 2014 01:12 PM

    Brothers - Yes,things are catching up fast now. Time appears to be running out.

    sam Tuesday, 06 May 2014 06:18 AM

    Gamblers all over the world attitude like this .there is nothing wonder . U may be millionaire but money come from dog side all the gamblers same via DM iPad app

    Nimali Monday, 05 May 2014 01:35 PM

    Interesting reading all these nonsensical comments!

    Machines Tuesday, 06 May 2014 10:46 AM

    Money can't buy class

    Empulze Tuesday, 06 May 2014 11:50 AM

    Lol parker this is what happens when you associate Sri Lankan politicians I guess they have been a bad influence on you lately which led you to act this way. via DM Android App

    KaluSudha Monday, 05 May 2014 02:03 PM

    Perfect thug for Sri Lanka!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    DN Tuesday, 06 May 2014 03:09 AM

    He may want to prove that he has qualification not only do business in Sri Lanka, also to do politics.

    Oui Tuesday, 06 May 2014 03:21 AM

    Jaya-piritha has worked.......

    Mutta Monday, 05 May 2014 11:22 AM

    Will the Brothers here fight as well ?

    A W Abdulkany Monday, 05 May 2014 12:00 PM

    che che Packer behave like a Billionaire. Ravi Wijeratne beware. Packer is Street Fighter. via DM Android App

    sarath Monday, 05 May 2014 11:25 AM

    His Next punch to Hon Minister L Yapa .for broken promises.

    The citizen Monday, 05 May 2014 06:38 AM

    Thanks to all those who opposed the bill in the Parliament. They saved lot of people here form Packer's punches!

    Kamiss Monday, 05 May 2014 11:28 AM

    We can send our own punchers to separate them!

    Kiris Baba Amaray Tuesday, 06 May 2014 03:32 AM

    If MR keeps James Packer with him, he will become a James Bond Rajapakshe, no doubt.

    Kapil Monday, 05 May 2014 10:27 PM

    Haha real Medamulana style. Packer machan welcome to Sri Lanka. via DM Android App

    ANTON Monday, 05 May 2014 06:40 AM

    IS HE A PALAA BABAA IN AUSTRALIA.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Tuesday, 06 May 2014 03:35 AM

    Harsha & the other UNP guys who oppose "Casino" have to be careful, MR will get Packer to punch them.

    achcharu Tuesday, 06 May 2014 07:55 AM

    Dogs bite..

    teddy Monday, 05 May 2014 12:23 PM

    In future we can see in SL Packer and VVIPs fighting via DM Android App

    MrRetort Monday, 05 May 2014 06:56 AM

    MR is sure to bring these gimmicks to Sri Lanka soon. Hurrah

    Ranjo Monday, 05 May 2014 07:03 AM

    Who is advising him? Certainly not Hon D Silva, MP.

    Ranjith Silva Monday, 05 May 2014 07:09 AM

    Well, Sri Lanka need clean investors and not street fighters.

    Janaka Tuesday, 06 May 2014 03:47 AM

    He is practicing to live in Sri Lanka
    Janaka

    dil Tuesday, 06 May 2014 12:20 AM

    This is the kind of business we are attracting

    raj Monday, 05 May 2014 12:49 PM

    He has chosen an ideal country for his new enterprise. We are a peace loving people who welcome violence. via DM Android App

    Public Tuesday, 06 May 2014 04:00 AM

    Packer is gambling with wrong counterparts. Billionaire is soon to join begging along our streets. Packer should realize that our politicians are very clever to cleanse the richer.

    LM Tuesday, 06 May 2014 09:04 AM

    anee ammooo.. apee parliament ekee ata ussapu nati unta kanna wennet ohoma tamai...

    Dimuthu Heendeniya Monday, 05 May 2014 01:20 PM

    If anybody come close to MR its the same fate as Gaddafi . What a sin

    Ram Perera Monday, 05 May 2014 09:30 PM

    Imported thugs will give a good training to our local thugs
    Ram

    ponsi Monday, 05 May 2014 10:49 PM

    be constructive -critiscism.

    Eraj Monday, 05 May 2014 06:23 PM

    Why import thugs We have enuf here

    Rationalist Monday, 05 May 2014 11:07 PM

    "Timeo danaos et dona ferentes"
    Which means beware the White Man even bearing gifts!

    Shiv ah Monday, 05 May 2014 01:02 PM

    U qualified my dear packer.u fulfill wat Sl need


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