Owensboro man beats world record for bench pressing

Posted at 12:15 PM, Sep 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-02 12:37:31-04

(LEX 18) — An Owensboro man is now a world record holder.

Family members, as well as officials at Iron Edge Gym in Owensboro, tell us Julius Maddox broke not the state, not the country, but the world record for bench pressing.

Iron Edge Gym, who sponsors Maddox, told LEX 18 that he set the new record by benching 739.6 pounds during an event in California on Saturday.

They said that Maddox hasn't been bench pressing long and won his first competition just a few years back at the Owensboro Bar-B-Q Festival.