Teenager 'snuck into McGregor v Mayweather fight without a ticket and watched from £62,000 ringside seats'

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A teenager claims he snuck into the Mayweather v McGregor fight and watched from £62,000 ($80,000) ringside seats without buying a ticket.

Brian Grace, 19, from Limerick in Ireland, told how he managed to sneak into the Las Vegas venue and ended up watching the boxing match from one of the most expensive spots in the arena.

Despite the T-Mobile Arena having high security in place for the event on Sunday, the teenager said he managed to slip passed two security checkpoints unnoticed.

Mr Grace said he pretended to be a guest among McGregor’s family as he entered the building and that “there was so many of them that it wasn’t a problem.”

He told sports news website Joe.co.uk: “There were two different security check-points. The first one was metal detectors and sniffer dogs. 

“I hung around for a bit and then I noticed that Conor’s family – not his close family, maybe his extended family, like his cousins or something – they all turned up. 

“I was well dressed, so I just walked in with them.”

The teenager said that by the time he reached the second checkpoint, McGregor’s family had noticed him and he decided to separate himself from them.

He continued: “[Then] I was walking around a bit and I noticed this ladder just lying there by a door, so I picked it up and walked in, no security pass or anything, just straight through this door.”

When he made it into the area, Mr Grace said he rejoined his friends – who did have tickets for the fight that ended in defeat in the 10th round for UFC star McGregor. 

Mr Grace said that after the match, he and his two friends managed to get backstage and met the likes of Gerard Butler and Wesley Snipes before going to the official after party.

He said that he and his friends did have tickets for the party.

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