REGAINING his world record has taken on Ashes-like proportions for Orange's Mick Fabar who is attempting to break the world record of 470 punches in one minute tonight at the Sydney Football Stadium.
Fabar broke the record in November last year but was bettered by Englishman Patty Doyle, with tonight's attempt touted as an Australia against England clash.
"It has been built up the whole Australia versus England thing," Fabar said. "It has helped with the motivation over the last three weeks.
"He's a bloke that lives in London and he's based in Germany. He's pretty big time and broke my record by 22 punches.
"Its been a long 16 week preparation but its been good and I'll be glad to get tomorrow night done."
Guinness World Records officials will be present to oversee the event with Fabar hoping his lengthy preparation has been enough to improve on his previous best.
"I've lost about six kilograms in about 16 weeks so my body is at about the maximum it can achieve," Fabar said.
"It is going to be a personal best to do it and we're going down there to do it.
"It's like a hundred metre sprint and weeks of work go in to it.
"If you are going to break a world record there's no better place to break it than the Sydney Football Stadium."
The event is raising money for Orange's Ronald McDonald House with Fabar's previous successful attempt raising $50,000. It is hoped that around $100,000 could be raised this time with a number of high profile celebrities jumping on board.
"It is such a good achievement to achieve a sporting world record and raise money for a local cause," Fabar said. "It would be good to get something like that.
"We've concentrated on the event we're not sure where we are up to (in fundraising)."
Fabar has organised appearances on Channel 9s Today program on Friday morning as well as on Alan Jones' radio program with a possible live cross by The Footy Show to boost the profile of the cause.