Be involved in a boxing world record attempt

March 18, 2022 | by Harry Judd

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A Cheshire-based England Boxing club coach hopes to beat a world record later this month to raise money for Cardiac Risk in the Young charity (C-R-Y).

After last year’s attempt was cancelled due to COVID- 19, Mark Bebbington, of New Era Boxing, is once again going for glory and attempting the most number of times pads are continuously held for boxers over the course of three-minute rounds, with the traditional one minute’s rest.

The current record still stands at 360 and was set by Bradley Welsh of Holyrood Boxing, Edinburgh in 2014.

He is taking on the challenge in aid of C-R-Y, a charity which seeks to ‘prevent young sudden cardiac deaths through awareness, screening and research, as well as supporting affected families.’

Deborah Dixon is the Cheshire Representative for C-R-Y and has set up a memorial fund after she lost her only son Aaron at the age of 23.

“The charity aim to place funding locally and arrange heart screening days, so, for every £50 you can screen one young person’s heart (14 to 35-year-olds), and with a typical screening day being 100, it works out at £5,000″, said Bebbington.

“I am pretty confident in terms of that fact that I have done some endurance challenges before, but I think this a little more difficult because the regulations with a Guinness World Record are more stringent.

“I get one minute rest and that’s it – that means, eating, drinking as well as toilet breaks.

“We have had so much support, and we have been fortunate enough to have most of our carded and recreational boxers coming in through the night to show their support, and it will make such a different to the charity.”

In order for him to complete his attempt, Mark is looking for any England Boxing, or BBBC-qualified coaches to witness and verify the attempt.

Coaches will need to simply be on hand between 8am and 4pm on Sunday 27th March to ensure that the attempt is being carried out correctly.

All qualified coaches are welcome and should make contact through details on the club’s website, which can be found by clicking here.

So far, Mark has raised £6,000 out of their £10,000 target, and you can sponsor the record attempt by clicking here.