Dubai Sports World, the emirate’s largest indoor summer sports venue, has recruited former world boxing champion David ‘The Hayemaker’ Haye for a charity-driven Guinness World Record attempt.
In advance of the British boxer’s Hayemaker Gym opening in Downtown Dubai, Haye will take centre-stage at Dubai Sports World on Saturday June 21 for an ambitious attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the world’s largest boxing lesson.
The 40-minute session will feature technical boxing and movement training sandwiched by a boxing-themed warm-up and warm-down.
Haye has called on Dubai’s residents and sports fans to help him make history by heading to Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), the home of the 11-week Dubai Sports World, to experience the one-off session.
“I’m spending more and more time in Dubai in the run-up to Hayemaker Gym opening and I’ve fallen in love with this city,” said Haye. “It’s already given me so much and I’m determined to keep giving back.
"Everyone knows Dubai loves a record, so I’m playing my part in making a bit of history and encouraging more of Dubai’s people to stay fit, eat healthy and be active. I can’t do it alone though – I need Dubai to join me!"
Visitors to Haye’s Guinness World Record attempt at Dubai Sports World will be asked to make a minimum donation of AED30 on arrival. All proceeds will go to a Dubai-based charity selected by Haye and Dubai Sports World in coming weeks
“There are so many positives which will come out of this world record attempt. It’s going to be a brilliant class and I can’t wait to get started."
Running June 12 to August 30 at DWTC, Dubai Sports World - which is being run in partnership with Dubai Sports Council - will occupy Sheikh Saeed Halls 1 and 2 and the multi-purpose Trade Centre Arena.
The venue will feature eight, pro-standard pitches for five or seven-a-side football and rugby, six badminton courts, one volleyball court, three basketball courts, one tennis court, a skate-boarding and BMX park, a state-of-the-art gym, a 600-metre running track and tiered seating for over 1,200 spectators.
A climbing wall is also being introduced this year, while a cricket pitch is back following popular demand. In addition, the free-to-enter Entertainment Zone will feature 12 table tennis tables, four pool tables and two foosball tables.
Haye’s Guinness World Record attempt is the first confirmed event in a series of engaging ‘Sporting Weekends’ concepts - featuring local, regional and international sports celebrities.
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