A YouTuber has raised security concerns after he filmed himself getting into the ring with Anthony Joshua despite having no ticket.
More than 80,000 fans travelled to Cardiff to watch Joshua’s bout against Joseph Parker at the Principality Stadium on Saturday night.
But prolific prankster Zac Alsop managed to get into the sell-out sporting event for free, even getting into the ring as Joshua celebrated his heavyweight title win.
In a video posted to his YouTube page, Alsop reveals every step of how he carried out the audacious stunt.
In a video posted to his YouTube page, Alsop reveals every step of how he carried out the audacious stunt, starting with printing our a fake ringside ticket at home (pictured)
Alsop films himself making his way inside Principality Stadium, where he appears to dodge various security guards and make his way through the building (pictured)
Alsop is shown printing a green ring-side security pass from his computer at home, before laminating it and attaching a lanyard.
He then films himself making his way to the Principality Stadium, where he appears to dodge various security guards and make his way, seemingly unquestioned, around various sections of the stadium concourse and seating.
He then manoeuvres his way to the ringside area, before brazenly making his way into the ring at the end of the fight.
At the end of the video, Alsop laughs and says: ‘Well done Principality Stadium, please don’t ban me.
If you want me to come in and have a chat, I’m more than happy to do so. I don’t recommend anyone try that.
‘I’m pretty certain I’m going to be banned from most UK arenas now, but it was a good night, got in the ring with AJ.’
Once inside the concourse, Alsop then makes his way through the crowd, dodging a number of security guards to make it to the ringside section (shown)
As Anthony Joshua and his team walk by, Alsop then tags along behind them and follows them up to the ring (shown)
Prolific prankster who blagged his way backstage at Conor McGregor show and onto a Team GB float
YouTuber Zac Alsop has made a name for himself by undertaking daring pranks at high-profile events around the country.
The prolific prankster made headlines around the world last year when he sneaked backstage at the Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor press conference in London.
Other stunts include rubbing shoulders with celebrities at the MTV EMA 2017 awards and the Burberry London show.
The year before, he and Jamie Rawsthorne managed to blag their way onto a Team GB float during an Olympic homecoming parade.
After the bus prank the pair even managed to talk their way into a party where they were snapped with The Voice judge Will.i.am.
The pair claimed to be fencing stars and kissed their fake medals while dancing next to the gold medal-winning women’s hockey team.
They were only rumbled when confronted by Sky News correspondent Paul Kelso.
The pair had previously blagged their way on stage with Skepta at a Manchester club night and used hi-vis jackets to get backstage with The Four Owls at the Tokyo World Festival in Bristol.
In 2016, Zac Alsop and Jamie Rawsthorne talked their way into a party where they were snapped with The Voice judge Will.i.am (pictured)
Tickets for the highly anticipated clash ranged from £40 to £600. VIP entrance, which offered fans the best view in the house, cost around £2,000.
A spokesman for the Principality Stadium said: ‘We strongly condemn this sort of irresponsible behaviour, particularly in light of increased security measures around sporting events in general.
‘The individual concerned was searched on entry to the stadium as part of our security measures, which apply to ticket holders and event staff alike.
‘In conjunction with all event promoters, we will be investigating the process around the issuing and management of credentials for third party events at the stadium.’
Steve Park, an international security analyst, said it looked like a ‘relatively serious breach of security’.
He said: ‘It’s a bit horses for courses, because we’ve got different parts of an organisation taking different responsibilities for different things.
‘The venue could take care of their own security, but if they hold a private function they could also provide their own private security.
Having watched the fight four rows away from the ring, he jumps inside the ring and films a selfie video
As Anthony Joshua is filmed being interviewed inside the ring, Alsop can be seen smiling in the background (pictured)
‘Or in some cases, they might even share it. It’s not complicated, but it can be complicated to understand who is responsible for what.
‘But this shouldn’t make it easier for people to slip through the net, if anything it should make it harder.
‘If it was me in charge of this event, I’d be wanting to take charge of who gets ringside, who gets through security, rather than just relying on the buildings security.’
Park added: ‘They should be looking out for fake IDs and suspicious behaviour.
‘To get that close at a boxing match, it’s something people should be checking and giving extra time to.
‘If this did happen, it’s a relatively serious breach of security.’
A spokesman for Matchroom Boxing, which promoted and hosted the event, said it would not be commenting on the incident.
How YouTuber blagged his way into the ring after the AJ fight
1. He creates fake passes
Using photo editing software, Alsop copies a ringside security pass and prints it off using his home printer.
He then laminates it and adds a lanyard. He does the same thing with a media pass. He doesn’t explain how he knows what the passes look like.
Using photo editing software, Alsop copies a ringside security pass and prints it off using his home printer
2. He blags his way to the stadium
In the video, Alsop can be seen making his way to the security gates at the Principality Stadium.
He approaches a female steward and says: ‘Alright love. I work here. I think I’ve gone to the wrong entrance, but I need to get in.’
The steward can be heard saying: ‘Um,’ but the next clip shows Alsop walking in and turning the camera forward and smiling at the lens. He then makes his way to the seating area at the back of the stadium.
3. He scopes out another entrance
Unhappy with where he ends up in the stadium, Alsop can then be seen making his way back outside the stadium to look for another entrance.
‘I didn’t pay absolutely nothing for a ticket not to sit ringside, so I made my way back outside to scope for an entrance,’ he says in the video.
He then makes his way through a fire door and wanders down a corridor where, met by four security guards, he asks where the nearest toilet is. The YouTuber then makes his way into the media room.
Unhappy with where he ends up in the stadium, Alsop can then be seen making his way back outside the stadium to look for another entrance
4. He befriends a journalist and makes his way ringside
Spotting a sports journalist he met at a previous event, Alsop then tags along with him to the arena. Once there, he then makes his way through the crowd, dodging a number of security guards to make it to the ringside section.
He then says he was ushered to a seat by a security guard.
Alsop then says: ‘It was only when Eddie Hearn came around the corner that I realised he had the same badge as me. I was going to get ringside, mate.’
5. He gets into the ring
As Anthony Joshua and his team walk by, Alsop then tags along behind them and follows them up to the ring.
He watches the fight, four rows from the ring, before actually getting into the ring at the end of the fight.
As Anthony Joshua and his team walk by, Alsop then tags along behind them and follows them up to the ring