IVOR GETS A LIFT FROM THE MIGHTY ADEBAYO
ADEBAYO AKINFENWA had reason to be pumped up this week after being officially announced as FIFA 15’s strongest player!
The massive AFC Wimbledon striker (6ft 1ins and 15 stone) comes in ahead of Oldham Athletic’s George Elokobi, former QPR defender Chris Samba and Swansea City powerhouse Wilfried Bony.
Akinfenwa had announced that he would have been disappointed if he did not retain his top place in the EA sports game and went so far as to challenge his rivals to a bench-press challenge!
Not that many would have got close to his personal best of 180kgs (20.3 stone), more than enough to put the perfectly-formed AFC Wimbledon commercial director Ivor Heller at either end of the dumbell!
The 32-year-old Akinfenwa, who is in regular strength battles with Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock on Soccer AM, said: “I like the tag of being the strongest player in football so I asked if I was still going to be the strongest when the new game comes out on September 26.
“They told me the chances are very good. If I wasn’t the strongest, I would have called out who ever they had chosen for a bench-press challenge!”
Akifnenwa is set to appear at a Dons’ charity gala next weekend, when he will bench press the 5ft Heller to raise funds for Shooting Star Chase Hospice and One Life UK.
The challenge was laid down to Akinfenwa at AFC Wimbledon’s recent Meet the Manager event.
The highest weight bench pressed by any British sportsman other than a weightlifter is the 220kgs credited to England rugby lock Andrew Sheridan.
GUNS FOR HIRE: Adebayo Akinfenwa prepares for his challenge wih Ivor Heller