Following his victory in the ring over Joseph Parker on 31 March، British boxer Anthony Joshua has made headlines again after helping Lucozade Sport Fitwater achieve the world's Largest Boxercise™ lesson، Guinness world records reported.
The world heavyweight champion was one of 541 participants who took part in the epic fitness challenge in London on Monday (9 April).
The class was led by instructor Andy Wake، who took the huge group of men and women through 10 rounds of exercises.
Boxercise™ is a class that includes elements of boxing training – using pads and gloves – but no actual sparring.
The final section of the lesson was done to the sound of Queen's 'We Will Rock You' – a perfect song choice to motivate the participants to push on until the end of the 30-minute class.
Once it was over، official Guinness World Records adjudicator Pravil Patel presented a certificate to Anthony Joshua – yet another award to add to his collection of boxing belts and medals.
The event was organised by Lucozade to promote their new beverage Fitwater، as well as encourage more people to get active.
IBF، WBA and IBO title holder، Anthony Joshua، said: "It's been really exciting to be part of setting a new Guinness World Records title with Fitwater. To get over 500 people taking part in something I'm passionate about is amazing. I hope our world record success inspires more people to get moving and involved in Boxercise."
"It was fantastic to see so many people sign up for the Lucozade Sport Fitwater event and take part in this world record attempt. AJ is a huge inspiration and to achieve more world record success is a testament to him as an athlete. It has also allowed us to emphasise the importance of hydration when exercising. Fitwater is the perfect hydration partner for this type of exercise، as it contains electrolytes to help replenish what you lose when you sweat،" Lucy Grogut، Head of Lucozade Sport.
This is not the first time a professional boxer has taken part in a Guinness World Records attempt. In 2015، former champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (USA) helped 791 people achieve the Largest boxing lesson، at an event organised by Boxing Academy in Moscow، Russia (this record has since been raised to 3،000).