World record sparring attempt to raise awareness of stoke risk factors
I'll attempt history when I step into the ring on 2nd April 2022. I'll be taking on amateur and professional boxers across a series of 150 three-minute rounds, aiming to beat the standing record of 142 rounds.
I'm doing all this to raise funds for Stroke Foundation in memory of my father, James, who passed away from a stroke in 2021.
My father was the greatest mentor I could ask for in life. He was a man that led by example for his whole 82 years. I miss him greatly and his life lessons will forever stay with me. I want to use this opportunity to raise awareness of stroke risk factors and encourage people to take back control of their health. Raising these funds will make a difference to survivors of stroke and to stroke research.
Stroke can affect anyone, at any age and more than 80 per cent of strokes are preventable. People with health issues including high blood pressure, being overweight having high cholesterol or diabetes, are those most at risk.
Quick action in a stroke emergency can have a significant impact on a person’s recovery, which is why Stroke Foundation wants more people to become aware of the F.A.S.T acronym.
FACE – has their mouth drooped?
ARMS – Can they lift both arms?
SPEECH – Is their speech slurred?
TIME is critical. If any of these signs appears, call 000 immediately.
The funds we raise funds stroke research and saves lives, as well as to fund programs that support survivors of stroke and their families.
You can connect with me through my public Facebook group, The Power of Community.
The world record is officially 141 rounds although it is no longer being updated by the Guinness World Records organisation. In 2017 a UK man went 142 sparring rounds to beat the official record, acknowledging it would not be formally recognised.
Thank you to my Sponsors
Mollymook Golf Club
Ammo & Pc
Paul & Lyn Mcivor
Laurie And Kim Potent