Largest boxing lesson: world record set in Moscow (VIDEO)
MOSCOW, Russia -- During the Boxing Day, two-time Olympic boxing champions Olga Saitova and Alexei Tischenko taught 3,000 boxing fans in Moscow's Red Square, thus setting the new world record for the Largest boxing lesson, according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Two-time Olympic boxing champions Olga Saitova and Alexei Tischenko taught 3,000 boxing fans in Moscow's Red Square. Photo: Sergei Bobylev/TASS (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records world record for the largest boxing lesson involved 3,000 participants and was achieved by Kuzbass Media Group and the Russian Boxing Federation (both Russia) in Moscow, Russia, on 22 July 2017.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the greatest number of rounds; it was 276 in 4 hr 30 min when Jack Jones beat Patsy Tunney in Cheshire in 1825. Before the Queensbery Rules were introduced in 1867 each round of a fight would last until someone was knocked down. At that point the fighters would go back to their corners and then the fight would start again. There was no time limit nor was there any limit to the number of rounds. Because of this many fights at this time would end in draws.
Two-time Olympic boxing champions Olga Saitova and Alexei Tischenko taught 3,000 boxing fans in Moscow's Red Square, the TASS agency reports.
Independent witnesses, retired world professional boxing champions Nikolai Valuev and Natalia Rogozina were on hand to verify for the World Record book.
The previous record in terms of the number of participants in boxing classes was established in Moscow in 2015. Then American Floyd Mayweather, Jr. was the coach for 791 amateur boxers.
The event was attended by Chairman of the Supreme Supervisory Council of the Russian Boxing Federation and the head of the Russian President's Security Service Alexei Rubezhnoy, Secretary General of the Russian Boxing Federation Umar Kremlev, President of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Wu Ching-kuo, President of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) Alexander Zhukov and many others.
Boxing Day will be held in Russia every year on July 22. As Secretary General of the Russian Boxing Federation Umar Kremlev told journalists, in 2018 the festival will also take place on Red Square.