Eddie Hall vs. Hafthor Bjornsson | The Heaviest Boxing Match in History

In September 2021, two of the World’s Strongest Men from recent years will step between the ropes for a very heavyweight boxing match.

The two strongmen have been rivals for a substantial amount of time, competing against each other in the World’s Strongest Man competition each and every year.

Last year, the pair officially agreed to step into the ring to face each other in a boxing match – you won’t want to miss this.

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The Beast vs. The Mountain

Famous across the world for his part in Game of Thrones as ‘The Mountain’, Thor is expanding his CV even further – a man of many talents.

Meanwhile, Eddie Hall has become a fan favourite in the UK, winning five consecutive UK’s Strongest Man competitions between 2011 and 2016. Now retired from lifting heavy objects, he has now also set his sights on the boxing ring.

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The two have always considered each other rivals, as both competed against each other numerous times in the strongman competition.

In June 2020, Thor also broke the deadlift world record, deadlifting an insane 501kg. Who was the holder of said record before this lift? You guessed it – Eddie Hall. The Brit held the deadlift record for almost four years, with his world record lift happening in 2016.

What Happened in 2017 Between the Two?

In 2017, Eddie Hall was crowned the World’s Strongest Man. However, there was a lot of controversy at the time, with Thor accusing the British strongman of cheating during one of the lifting events.

There has been a lot of back and forth between the two camps, and it was a lot of “it’s your word against mine” etc. However, late last year, that seemed to change.

Eddie Hall released a video on his official YouTube channel, with some never-seen-before footage of the event. In the video, Hall shows Bjornsson’s reaction to him losing a point during the Viking Press event of the competition.

Thor was fuming at the decision, and even refused to shake The Beast’s hand on the podium, and claimed he was ‘robbed’ of winning. This escalated the feud even more, and the two haven’t been on good terms since.

Thor’s Exhibition Bout

In January of this year, Bjornsson stepped into a boxing ring for a three-round exhibition bout with Northern Irish heavyweight Steven Ward. However, in comparison to The Mountain, Ward does not look like a heavyweight.

Thor weighed in at a massive 24-stone ahead of the fight, with Ward 10 stone lighter – quite a lot of difference. However, when the Icelandic giant broke the deadlift world record, he was an even heavier 32 stone, showing he’s shedding a fair amount of weight for the fight with Hall.

Originally planned to take place in Iceland, the fight was relocated to Dubai, due to the bloody pandemic. Nonetheless, it was still an interesting event, with Thor showcasing his boxing ability for fans to see for the very first time.

 

Eddie Hall’s YouTube Journey

With 1.72 million subscribers, Eddie Hall’s YouTube channel is a great watch. With uploads every few days, The Beast is always sharing parts of his life. Recently, multiple videos have been centred around his training for the upcoming boxing clash with his Icelandic rival.

After accumulating many subscribers who are following his journey, Hall has built a great platform to show his own boxing experiences as he prepares for the fight with Thor.

Check out his latest video

If you say you have punched an Olympic gymnast as hard as you can, then it’s safe to say that chances are, that didn’t happen. Meanwhile, Eddie Hall videoed the whole thing and uploaded it on to his YouTube for the world to see.

Nile Wilson has featured a number of times on Hall’s vlogs, now, and even showed the 350lbs strongman to do a successful backflip (kind of).

With a 6inch padded vest strapped around him, the ex-Olympian allowed the British heavyweight to punch him in the abdomen as hard as he could. Why? We don’t know, either, other than the fact it would make some great viewing (and to be honest, we thoroughly enjoyed it).

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