Retail heavyweight claims boxing world record

rod walkerRod Walker, the chairman of PAS Group and Godfreys, now holds the Guinness World Records title for the Most Continuous Rounds of boxing.

Walker broke the record over the weekend at the North Sydney Leagues Club, fighting 23 different opponents for 127 rounds, over the course of 8 hours.

The 59-year-old took on the challenge to raise $250,000 for struggling Aussie families, through the not for profit organisation, Fusion in West Sydney.

“That was without doubt the toughest challenge of my life; thank goodness it’s over,” Walker said.

“Our goal was to raise $250,000 for the amazing work of Fusion Western Sydney for families in desperate need. We’re not quite there yet, but are close and with a little more support can still make it. I’m so grateful for the support of so many people who’ve volunteered their time to make this event a success & for all those who’ve supported us financially.”

Walker, who began boxing seven years ago to improve his fitness, is a former CEO of The Freedom Group and chairman of Witchery Group, Rebel Sport, and Bras n’Things. He is currently chairman of companies such as Godfreys, PAS Group, Carpet Court, and Bendalls Group.

Solvej Malouf from The Guinness Book of Records was the official there on the day, who said the guidelines had been met and Walker took the title off the previous record holder, an Irishman who has completed 123 consecutive rounds in the ring.

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