Fighter refuses to go down for the count
AN AUSTRALIAN business heavyweight will be fighting for families when he attempts the Guinesss World Record title for the most boxing rounds ever on Sunday.
Rod Walker, 59, is raising money for the not-for-profit youth and community organisation Fusion, based in St Marys, when he goes toe to toe for at least 125 continuous three-minute rounds to beat the world record.
The attempt is the brain child of Walker and Fusion manager Sallie Hammond, of Bidwill.
“I’m thrilled Fighting for Families will help raise much needed funds for Fusion Western Sydney,” Walker said. “This is undoubtedly the toughest, yet most rewarding challenge of my life. Knowing the money I raise will be used to equip and inspire parents to build healthy, loving families and promote a brighter future for our communities.”
Walker began boxing seven years ago when he wanted to improve his fitness, and the father of five ended up taking his boxing from a workout regimen all the way to becoming a 2013 Australian masters champion.
He hopes to raise around $250,000 through donations and a silent auction, that will go to Fusion programs.