Oliver ‘blags’ £45,000 big fight seat

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - FRONT PAGE - By Joel Lamy joel.lamy@jpress.co.uk Twit­ter: @PTJoelLamy

Bar­man Oliver Regis, from Stam­ford, found him­self rub­bing shoul­ders with film and sport su­per­stars af­ter “blag­ging’’ a £45,000 ring­side seat for the big fight be­tween Floyd May­weather and Conor McGre­gor.

A Stam­ford bar su­per­vi­sor blagged a £45,000 ring­side seat for the Floyd May­weather-Conor McGre­gor su­per­fight in Las Ve­gas.

Oliver Regis min­gled with celebri­ties in­clud­ing Mike Tyson, LeBron James and Demi Le­vato at the T-Mo­bile Arena on Satur­day night be­fore dis­cov­er­ing that he was in P Diddy’s seat.

How­ever, the 32-year-old who lives in Stam­ford and works at The Kings Head in the town, found an­other seat nearby which was near Vin­nie Jones and two rows be­hind Leonardo Di Caprio.

Oliver, who is a big McGre­gor fan and had pur­chased a £2,500 ticket for the box­ing fight, man­aged to sneak into ring­side by pre­tend­ing to be part of May­weather’s se­cu­rity team be­fore grab­bing a seat in the third row.

He said: “Mike Tyson ar­rived be­hind me. I was get­ting texts from peo­ple who said we can see you on TV.

“LeBron James was next in and him and his wife were next to me with the me­dia tak­ing pic­tures.

“I asked Tyson for a selfie. I was quite in­tim­i­dated be­cause he’s still such a scary dude. He sort of shook his head to say yes but did not speak.

“P Diddy en­tered the build­ing and he walked in my row - I was in his seat.”

Oliver then left the seat but still man­aged to take pic­tures with Jamie Foxx, Chris Hemsworth, Vin­nie Jones and Ger­ard Butler be­fore grab­bing a seat near Vin­nie in row nine where his friend who he had come to the fight with man­aged to join him.

He said: “I watched the whole fight from ring­side. The guys be­hind me are rich guys. I said ‘how much did you pay for your ticket?’ They said £45,000’.

“I paid £2,500 to get in the build­ing and my seat was right at the top of the arena.

“I wore a suit to look smart. I’ve been plan­ning this since day one when tick­ets went on sale. It was awesome and the view was great.”

Oliver said re­turn­ing home was a “bit of a come­down,” but he has been fea­tured in TV and ra­dio shows in Amer­ica and Aus­tralia. And he is plan­ning to pull off the same stunt should McGre­gor re­turn to UFC to fight Nate Diaz later this year.

He added: “I will try it and I will suc­ceed.”

Oliver Regis’s ‘selfie’ with Hol­ly­wood star Jamie Foxx.

Oliver with, clockwise from top, Amir Khan, Chris Eubank Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Jamie Foxx, Ger­ard Butler, Vin­nie Jones, Mike Tyson, Floyd May­weather Snr, Dana White with Lorenzo Fer­titta, and Jen­nifer Lopez.

Oliver with Demi Lo­vato.

And then with P Diddy.

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