Eddie Hall has stepped up his preparations ahead of his clash with arch-rival Hafthor Bjornsson by altering his diet dramatically, as he edges closer to stepping inside the boxing ring for the first time professionally.
Hall shot to fame in recent years, winning World's Strongest Man in 2017, whilst also being crowned Britain's Strongest Man for five consecutive years between 2014 and 2018.
At the peak of his powers, Hall would consume 20,000 calories a day, enabling him to earn his place in history by deadlifting 500kg in 2016, a world record at the time.
However, his mark was overtaken earlier this year by Bjornsson, who played 'The Mountain' in the fourth series of Game of Thrones.
The pair have had a well-publicised feud ever since Hall pipped Bjornsson to the World's Strongest Man title three years ago. Bjornsson would go on to claim the title the following year, but the animosity between himself and Hall remains, leading to the Icelander calling for their differences to be settled inside the squared circle.
Hall has accepted the challenge, and has already begun to make changes to his lifestyle to get himself into shape for the contest.
The 32-year-old's main adjustment has been his diet. Despite still tucking into bacon and eggs, Caribbean curry and rib-eye steak, Hall has cut his daily allowance to 6,000 calories, less than a third of his intake from when he was competing in Strongman competitions.
Hall also disclosed his latest training regime in a recent video, which featured a lengthy strength and conditioning session, followed by specific boxing exercises.
The changes that Hall has implemented appear to be working, with images posted online showing that he now has a far leaner physique when compared with his Strongman days.
The grudge match looks set to take place next year as the two imposing figures ready themselves for the next chapter of their rivalry.
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