A BOXER accused of sexual activity with an underage girl has had his strict bail conditions relaxed so he can attempt to break a world record tonight in aid of a children’s charity.
Andrew Ross is hoping to make it into Guinness World Records book for pummelling a punchbag non-stop for 40 hours in aid of the NSPCC.
He is due to start his record breaking attempt at 5pm today, and is not set to finish until Sunday.
However, the 28-year-old, of Gladstone Street, Roker, has to abide by a night-time curfew and residence condition.
They were imposed as part of his bail conditions, after he was charged with sexual grooming and sexual activity with a child, in relation to a 14-year-old girl from South Tyneside.
At Newcastle Crown Court, his bail conditions were relaxed for the weekend, so he can attempt to get his name in the record books.
His barrister Peter Schofield said: “His bail conditions are varied between 5pm May 20, and 1pm, May 22, for his attendance at the Unity gym at Durham, to pursue the world record attempt for charity in respect of some boxing, as I understand it.”
During the record beating attempt Ross, who already holds a record for doing 10,000 press ups in nine hours for charity, will be recorded by cameras so he can prove his worth to the Guinness World Record bosses.
He will be allowed breaks of two minutes every hour.
A number of witnesses will be on hand when he takes part in the challenge to prove it is carried out within the regulations.
The punchbag record is currently held by world kickboxing champ Bernard “swiftkick” Robinson, who set a time of 37 hours and 30 minutes.
Ross is next due to appear in court in relation to the offences on June 22.
A trial date has been set for week of September 19.