Two of the biggest men in the sporting world are set to go head to head in the boxing ring for the very first time.
World-renowned strongmen Eddie Hall and Hafthor ‘Thor’ Bjornsson will face off in a six-round heavyweight bout in the squared bout, something which the two individuals are attempting to get to grips within what is an unfamiliar world.
Both men have tasted success in the World Strongest Man competition over the years, with both holding the world record for the heaviest deadlift at one point.
Hall tasted success at the competition in 2017, where he pipped Bjornsson to the post. However, the Icelandic and Game of Thrones actor was unhappy with the result due to one of his repetitions being voided, which effectively saw him finish second behind the Newcastle-under-Lyme man.
Bjornsson holds the current world record for the heaviest deadlift at 501 kg (1,105 lb) under strongman rules at his gym in Iceland, beating Hall’s record by 1 kg set in 2016, in front of a capacity crowd during a strongman competition.
Since then, the two have exchanged heated words over the years and both have offered to settle their differences in a boxing ring to see who is the better man.
Here is everything you need to know about Eddie Hall vs Hafthor Bjornsson:
UPDATE September 19th: Hafthor Bjornsson sends ominous message to Eddie Hall after beating Devon Larratt!
UPDATE September 8th: Eddie Hall has already made a return to the gym dispute undergoing surgery just weeks before!
UPDATE August 17th: Eddie Hall is striving towards regaining full fitness and has been captured sparring in a unique way.
Update August 4th: Eddie Hall has posted footage of him training for the first time since his surgery.
Update August 3rd: Bjornsson has published a YouTube video and his punch power on show is staggering!
Update August 2nd: Eddie Hall has provided an injury update and told fans he will be returning to training very soon.
Update July 26th: The boxing fight has been postponed due to Eddie Hall picking up an injury.
Update July 14th: With the bout soon approaching, Hall has revealed that he is currently training with a back injury, which could hinder his hopes of victory.
Update July 12th: It has been revealed just how much weight Hall has lost as he continues his body transformation ahead of the fight.
Update July 7th: The date and location of the fight between Hall and Bjornsson has been confirmed!
Update July 5th: A simulated version of the Hall vs Thor fight has caught the eye of boxing fans across the world and it ends with a brutal KO!
29th June: Eddie Hall has been testing his punching power against UFC star Francis Ngannou and the footage is crazy!
25th June: The date has been revealed for when fans can buy tickets.
22nd June: While both have had phenomenal success in strongman competition over the years, the pair have been equally as prosperous over on social media platform YouTube.
16th June: Fans across the UK will be dying to learn where they can watch this fight.
It is official! The fight will take place on Saturday 18th September 2021, so fans only have to wait a couple of months to see this explosive contest take place.
It has been confirmed that the pair will be fighting at the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.
Eddie Hall: (0-0-0)
Hafthor Bjornsson (0-0-1)
While Hall is yet to have a competitive bout in the ring, Bjornsson fought against Steven Ward on 15th January 2021, with the bout ending in a draw via unanimous decision.
Ticket information will be available here once it becomes available.
Here are the odds that various bookmakers are offering for the fight itself:
Eddie Hall: 10/11
Hafthor Bjornsson: 10/11
Where can I watch the fight?
Broadcast information will appear here once confirmed by the respective television organisations.
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