On 23rd April 2022, a 225-strong MAN team controlled proceedings at the long-awaited and much-hyped Fury v Whyte clash at London’s iconic Wembley Stadium. This was a personal achievement for us as we recorded our biggest ringside deployment ever!
Billed as a fight of a generation, this was the largest outdoor sporting event Europe has ever seen, with 94,000 spectators!
Such an occasion called for the very best leadership from the top, with our CEO Iain McCallister using his vast experience to take charge on the night! With assured assistance from Control Room Manager Scott Broadway and fellow trusted Events Supervisors, Iain led the team on what was a busy but enjoyable and adrenaline-fuelled occasion. “Some of us from MAN were there from 10am in the morning for safety briefings and final checks,” said Iain, “With the crowd all through the doors by 3pm it was then our job to protect the dressing rooms, the boxer’s walks to the ring and the ring itself.”
MAN Commercial enjoy a long-standing partnership with promoter Frank Warren of Queensberry Promotions as preferred ringside security supplier at their shows. Our involvement with this occasion actually started earlier in the week, when our specialist teams were in place to accompany and protect Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte at the televised pre-fight public workouts, press conference, and weigh-ins in the days building up to fight night.
Live on BT Sport Box Office, this unmissable sporting event attracted millions of viewers around the world, all of whom would have been able to spot our team looking smart in their red uniforms, keeping a watchful eye on proceedings.
An exceptional job was done by all, and we are proud to have received a large amount of excellent feedback from both our client and spectators, on their professionalism and expertise.