Amateur boxer is charged over a late-night wedding brawl that kicked off outside a reception centre – and is accused of arming himself with a weapon during the melee
- Brawl allegedly kicked off outside Fairfield wedding venue in Sydney’s west
- David Padovan has been accused of instigating the brawl on Thursday
- He was charged with affray. He will plead not guilty and was released on bail
An amateur boxer and former bikie has been charged over his alleged role in a late-night brawl that kicked off outside a couple’s dream wedding.
Father-of-two David Padovan, 39, is accused of initiating the melee seen outside the Grand Paradiso function centre in Fairfield, in Sydney‘s west, at about 11pm on Thursday.
Mr Padovan has been charged with affray with police alleging he was armed with a weapon during the scuffle.
He was arrested while recovering in hospital after he suffered cuts to his hands and face.
Mr Padovan, who teaches boxing to underprivileged kids, will be pleading not guilty and was released on bail on Saturday, Nine News reports.
He faces up to ten years behind bars if found guilty.
Father-of-two David Padovan, 39, is accused of initiating the melee seen outside the Grand Paradiso function centre in Fairfield, in Sydney ‘s west, at about 11pm on Thursday
Mr Padovan, a former Hells Angels bikie, was famously caught up in another brawl at Sydney Airport in March, 2009.
The brawl left Hells Angels associate Anthony Zervas dead.
Mr Padovan was acquitted of two charges of affray over the fight.
Police were called to the Grand Paradiso function centre on Thursday night after receiving reports of a fight involving more than a dozen men.
Wedding guests had been partying inside the venue and celebrating the bride and groom before a group spilled outside onto the street.
It’s then understood two men started arguing.
Police allege Mr Padovan instigated an all-out brawl (above) outside the Grand Paradiso function centre in Fairfield
Footage from before the brawl shows guests inside the wedding reception celebrating the bride and groom (above)
As their mates tried to diffuse the tension, footage shows one of the men allegedly throwing the first punch – sparking an all-out brawl.
The man who allegedly traded the first blow was swiftly kicked to the ground while another can be seen throwing punches towards him.
Footage from the wedding before tensions boiled over shows the newlyweds and guests dancing while performers played large drums.
Police anticipate more arrests to be made.
Police anticipate more arrests to be made after the brawl on Thursday night