Eddie Hall and Hafthor Björnsson Gear Up for the Fight of the Decade

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British strongman Eddie Hall and Icelandic large Hafthor Björnsson have a historical past of dangerous blood. Thor famously stated he was “robbed” when a choose didn’t depend his final elevate in the Viking press occasion at the 2017 World’s Strongest Man. As a consequence, Hall received the competitors for the first time, besting Björnsson by only one level. And he didn’t mince phrases when he responded to the controversy saying in a January 2018 interview, “At the end of the day, he got his arse handed to him in a strongman competition and the little pussycat can’t take it. That’s it.”

A 12 months later, nevertheless, it appeared as if Hall needed to bury the hatchet after Thor took the title in 2018, sharing a photograph of the trophy ceremony along with his congratulations.


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SPOILER ALERT…. From one champion to a different…. Well finished @thorbjornsson properly deserved win!!! 👏👏👏👏👏 Worlds Strongest Man 2018 Big Love The Beast

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Now it seems to be like Hall is making an attempt to spark that rivalry as soon as once more. During a reside Q&A in November 2019, a fan requested Hall, “Who would win in a fight between you and Thor?”

Hall started his response by acknowledging that “the past is the past” and “things were said that shouldn’t have been said and things were done that shouldn’t have been done,” however they speak to one another and respect one another.

As far as who would really win in the event that they went toe-to-toe in the ring, although, the Beast identified that he had a critical drawback. “It’s that height though, isn’t it? That 6’9” top. Big man.” But as somebody who grew up combating and is an avid boxer, he continued, “If you were to arrange a boxing match between me and Thor, I can tell you this, I would train for it—I would train my hardest for it—and I’d knock his head off. There we go, I said it.”

The Mountain responded two weeks later along with his personal video, the place he responds by laughing at the concept that Hall might beat him up earlier than commenting, “That’s f*cking hilarious.”

Now, it seems like this imagined state of affairs might turn into a actuality. Hall posted one other Q&A on January 10, the place a fan requested, “Is the fight between you and Thor likely to happen?” And it seems like Hall is able to throw down.

Only in the world of strongmen is a 380-pound particular person thought-about a “little man.”

Thor responded instantly, commenting, “Let’s do this Eddie!!” So, 2021 is likely to be the 12 months we see the, literal, greatest boxing match in historical past.

The Stats

Eddie Hall

Age: 31
Height: 6’three” (190 cm)
Weight: 380 lbs. (170 kg)

Hafthor Björnsson

Age: 31
Height: 6’9″ (206 cm)
Weight: 397-441 lbs. (180–200 kg)

Who do you suppose will win?



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