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Man blags his way to ringside ‘Fight of the Century’ seats

A British barman blagged his way to ringside seats at the Floyd Mayweather, Jr, fight against Conor McGregor in Las Vegas by posing as part of the American boxer’s security team.

Oliver Regis, 32, had bought a $2,500 ticket for Saturday night’s ‘Fight of the Century’, but was disappointed to find that it was in the nosebleeds at the top of T-Mobile Arena.

So instead of staying in his seat, the McGregor super-fan posed as part of Mayweather’s security team to walk past other guards who failed to scan his ticket and ended up in the third row.

Oliver Regis (above in gray) blagged his way to the front of the ‘Fight of the Century’ between Floyd Mayweather, Jr, and Conor McGregor. He sat near Mike Tyson and Lebron James during the fight, and took a selfie with Diddy (right)

Regis, 32, had bought a $2,500 ticket for Saturday night's fight but was disappointed to find that it was in the nosebleeds at the top of T-Mobile Arena. While near the ring he took selfies with Dana White and Demi Lovato

Regis, 32, had bought a $2,500 ticket for Saturday night’s fight but was disappointed to find that it was in the nosebleeds at the top of T-Mobile Arena. While near the ring he took selfies with Dana White and Demi Lovato

Regis, Stamford, Lincolnshire, took a seat near Mike Tyson (left) during the fight and even met Jamie Foxx (right)

Regis, Stamford, Lincolnshire, took a seat near Mike Tyson (left) during the fight and even met Jamie Foxx (right)

Oliver, from Stamford, Lincolnshire, said there were quite a few empty seats near the boxing ring and he couldn’t believe his ploy was successful.

‘I did feel a bit cheeky – but this was a once-in-a-lifetime chance,’ he told The Sun. ‘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.’

As Oliver reveled in his blagging glory, he decided to snap selfies with the celebrities, star athletes and businessmen surrounding him.

He got pictures with Mayweather’s father, Floyd Mayweather Sr, as well as football legend Vinnie Jones, Gerard Butler, Jeremy Piven, P Diddy, JLo, Demi Lovato, Eric Murphy, Jamie Foxx, Amir Khan and Chris Hemsworth. 

After mingling with the A-listers, Oliver took a seat in the tenth row, right near Jones and LeBron James.  

As Oliver reveled in his blagging glory, he decided to snap selfies with the celebrities, star athletes and businessmen surrounding him. He's pictured above with British boxer Amir Khan (left) and actor Chris Hemsworth 

As Oliver reveled in his blagging glory, he decided to snap selfies with the celebrities, star athletes and businessmen surrounding him. He’s pictured above with British boxer Amir Khan (left) and actor Chris Hemsworth 

He met actor Gerard Butler near the bathrooms, and saw Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez in their seats near the ring

He met actor Gerard Butler near the bathrooms, and saw Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez in their seats near the ring

Oliver said that as the fight was broadcasted live on TV, friends started messaging him saying they saw him in the background.

‘It was very surreal, but it was the biggest fight in history,’ he told The Sun. ‘I’m sure everyone will be talking about it when I go back. And I have the pictures to prove it!’

Oliver was enjoying a five-day vacation in Las Vegas with pal Alex Miller, 27, when he went to the fight.

The barman is a massive fan of McGregor and has attended four out of the UFC fighter’s last five fights. 

He even has a collage of drawings of McGregor tattooed on his right leg.

Unfortunately for him, his hero McGregor lost the highly anticipated boxing match in the tenth round.

Oliver was enjoying a five-day vacation in Las Vegas with pal Alex Miller, 27, when he went to the fight

Oliver was enjoying a five-day vacation in Las Vegas with pal Alex Miller, 27, when he went to the fight

Oliver is a massive fan of McGregor and has attended four out of the UFC fighter's last five fights

He even has a collage of drawings of McGregor tattooed on his right leg

Oliver is a massive fan of McGregor and has attended four out of the UFC fighter’s last five fights. He even has a collage of drawings of McGregor tattooed on his right leg

Mayweather defeated McGregor in a TKO in Round 10 after the two men squared off in the highly anticipated and Hollywood-studded fight

Mayweather defeated McGregor in a TKO in Round 10 after the two men squared off in the highly anticipated and Hollywood-studded fight

Mayweather defeated McGregor in a TKO in Round 10 after the two men squared off in what was billed as the Fight of the Century in the highly anticipated and Hollywood-studded fight. 

Following a bright start, the UFC star fatigued badly in the middle rounds and became easy pickings for Mayweather before referee Robert Byrd stepped in.

After winning his 50th undefeated match, Mayweather swore it would be his last fight ever as the 40-year-old made off with the coveted ‘Money Belt’ and at least $100million for his night’s work.

The money-spinning showdown is likely to break all records and surpass the $600million generated by Mayweather’s fight with Manny Pacquiao in 2015.

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