Niko Omilana, also known as ‘Ringside’ for sneaking in and getting ringside seats to the first fight in Manchester’s Manchester Arena, traveled to LA alongside a large group of fellow UK YouTubers to support KSI in his endeavors against Logan Paul.
You may have seen him going viral throughout the weekend of the fight for pranking Paul’s coach, Shannon ‘The Cannon’ Briggs.
As with the first fight, his entire plan was to get in, sit ringside, and somehow find his way into the ring after the main event – and, somehow, managed to achieve the task he set himself.
Funnily enough, the part that seemed to be the most difficult was getting into the actual event – posing as fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib, who was rumored to be fighting Logan Paul’s brother, Jake, in the lead up to the event.
After getting fake VIP passes printed, Niko managed to get into the STAPLES Center through a different entrance with seemingly no trouble – and, of course, he somehow ended up sitting ringside too.
It wasn’t until after the fight had finished that Niko decided he had to make a move and find a way to get into the ring, the big moment he had been planning for the entire night.
As the excitement and buzz was starting to simmer down, Niko managed to sneakily climb across the barrier to the judges’ desks and, despite being turned away by security once, he simply went to a different side of the ring and climbed in.
Despite protesting that “this is literally all I need” once both feet touched the canvas, security came in and removed him from the ring, with one pushing him back over the barrier to make sure he wasn’t able to slip back in.
Although Niko initially had concerns about how security in the US would be different from how it was in Manchester – with the presence of guns being of clear concern to him – the fact that he not only had the gall to try it but was so successful is incredibly impressive.
And if you can get famous by simply sneaking into big events and hanging out with your friends, why not?