Oxhey boxer, Romeo Romaeo, aims to break skipping world record for Great Ormond Street Hospital

Oxhey boxer aims to break skipping world record for Great Ormond Street

Oxhey boxer aims to break skipping world record for Great Ormond Street

First published in News Watford Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Web content editor

Oxhey boxer Romeo Romaeo exhibited his skipping skills in the intu Watford centre, ahead of a world record attempt later this year.

The 18-year-old super-featherweight is hoping to raise £100,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital by jumping rope for a record-beating 35 hours.

The longest skipping marathon currently stands at 33 hours and 23 minutes. Competitors must skip solidly for an hour, with a one minute break.

Mr Romaeo said: "I have never really tested myself to see how long I can go. Normally for training I skip for 20-minute periods or maybe an hour - I did do a two-hour stint a while back - but skipping is something I love to do. Doing it for Great Ormond Street makes it that extra special."

"I’ve set that goal of 35 hours and when I set my mind to do something then I am determined to do it. Having that mindset, means my body will be willing to go through it.

"While I am doing this, I am still doing my fights so I’m trying to squeeze everything in. I didn’t want to stop to concentrate on one thing.

"I'm up at four o'clock every morning to go for a run and I train three or four times every day. I probably train for eight hours most days.

"I've been training since I was four-years-old. Training is my life and I love it. There's nothing I enjoy more.

"I train hard because I'm determined to be a world champion."

Mr Romaeo’s world record attempt takes place on July 18. If you would like to donate visit: http://www.justgiving.com/user/47226175

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