This page is completely dedicated to what Simon Roberts has to say. All of Simon Roberts’s quotes are organized here by date and topic. The most recent quote attributed to Simon Roberts came from an article called Understanding security at boxing events: “Sheffield was 50-50 at one point, we ended up going from 75-80 staff to 150 in the space of days because we wanted to make the stadium really secure by having more people.”.
We drove from London to Sheffield on Tuesday morning.
At Sheffield, we had one incident with about 40 guys, so we sent some of our lads in and didn't have any more trouble that night. It made a statement to everyone else. In the end, Sheffield was one of the safest, most trouble-free events we've ever [...]
It was a poignant moment [leaving for the show], I gave Jordan [his wife] an extra kiss in the morning, you give your dogs a bit of fuss and talk to people a bit more than you usually would.
It does flash through your mind sometimes that you may not be coming home to them, but if you fold to that pressure you let these people win. People didn't see it, but it was 2am most nights before Frank, Neal and my lot finished work. It wasn't a c[...]
It is all about stepping up, you've got a job to do. You have to work hard, be professional and when you have a disgusting incident like we saw in Manchester you become more mindful about what's around you: the people, the surroundings, the building[...]
For Neal, myself and a few of the lads it got to 1.30am on the Sunday morning, and we're still there waiting for Spence Jr. and his team to come out. They're feeling good, as you would do after a big win, and when that was done you feel the relief c[...]
Sheffield was 50-50 at one point, we ended up going from 75-80 staff to 150 in the space of days because we wanted to make the stadium really secure by having more people.
It was terrible as we have close links with Manchester Arena, we've done about 50 events there so know the staff and the management. I was getting text messages throughout the night [of the bombing]. I didn't sleep, none of us did, because we've got[...]
Everything that we've requested from Eddie Hearn and Matchroom has been granted. We've got double the staff that we've ever had before. This will be a bigger operation with more staff than what we had at Joshua vs. Klitschko at Wembley. Supporters, [...]