Fight fan Oliver Regis, 32, picked up a $2,500 ticket for the hotly-anticipated bout between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, but found it was right at the top of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Regis, a die-hard Conor McGregor fan, who has a tattoo of ‘The Notorious’ on his right leg – spotted the best seats in the house and managed to sneak past security.
He pretended to be with Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s security team and shadowed them past security – who he claims failed to scan his ticket, which would have exposed him.
Oliver, from Stamford, Lincs., then plonked himself down in the third row – right next to the ring during the bout before McGregor’s.
The pint puller told The Sun: “I did feel a bit cheeky – but this was a once-in-a-lifetime chance. I could not believe it worked.”
“There were quite a few empty seats.”
“I sat down in the third row and Mike Tyson then sat down behind me. LeBron James was on my row and I could see Leonardo DiCaprio.”
Not content with that, he then began asking the celebrities for selfies.
He added: “It was quite nerve-racking asking Tyson for a picture. He didn’t say anything – just nodded his head.”
He got pictures with Gerard Butler, Jeremy Piven, P Diddy, JLo, Demi Lovato, Eric Murphy, Jamie Foxx, Amir Khan, Chris Hemsworth and Floyd Mayweather Sr.
Oliver, who has been to four out of McGregor’s last five fights, then took a seat in the tenth row.
He said: “My friends started texting me saying they had seen me on TV. It was very surreal, but it was the biggest fight in history!”
The Brit, who is enjoying a five-day break in Vegas with pal Alex Miller, 27, will return home to Stamford on Monday – and back to his job at the King’s Head.
He added: “I’m sure everyone will be talking about it when I go back. And I have the pictures to prove it!”
Original Story: NY Post via The Sun.