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Mexico breaks Guinness record with massive boxing class

With more than 14,000 people gathered in the Zócalo, Mexico's main square, the class broke the previous Guinness World Record held by Russia.

More than 14,000 people gathered on Saturday at the Zócalo in Mexico to participate in the world's largest boxing class.  

The event brought together 14,299 boxing enthusiasts to break the Guinness World Record for the largest boxing class, far surpassing the previous Guinness World Record held by Russia with 3,000 participants, according to CNN.  

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People attend a boxing class in the Zocalo, in Mexico City, Saturday, June 18, 2022, seeking to break the Guinness World Record for the largest boxing class gathered. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Participants received a white, green or red t-shirt and were then directed to a section that ended with the formation of a Mexican flag as they filled the entire Zócalo square, reports Mexico News Daily (MND).

MND reports that after the anthem, boxing champions Ana María Torres, David Picasso and Mariana Juárez joined the crowd to make history by teaching the massive boxing class.

“Here are the future champions and world champions. Go Mexico!” Torres told Mexico News Daily, referring to some of her 14,000 new boxing students.

According to CNN, Guinness evaluated that the instructions during the class met the international parameters for the sports category.

Just in April, Mexico broke another record after nearly 200 artisans created the world's largest woven sky in the town of Etzatlán, Jalisco. The woven sky covered nearly 8,000 square meters. 

The massive crochet not only managed to cover the streets of the town of Mexico, but it also earned a Guinness World Record for being the largest fabric pavilion in the world, with about 3,000 square meters in 2019.  

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