‘The Heaviest Boxing Match in History’ is months away as former World’s Strongest Man Eddie Hall takes on Hafthor Bjornsson aka The Mountain from Game of Thrones.
The bizarre yet brilliant exhibition bout has been in the works for some time and now has a date set.
The two heavyweight stars will be taking part in their first ever boxing bouts after months of showboating.
Bjornsson broke Hall’s long-stating world deadlift record in May 2020 to stoke the beef between the pair.
And now it’ll be The Beast against The Mountain in an epic battle to settle who is the toughest man around.
Hall v Bjornsson: Date and how to watch
This heavyweight exhibition clash is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 18.
It will take place at the Vystar Veteran’s Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.
The action will get under way at 10pm UK time with the main event likely to start at around 2am on Sunday morning.
It will be shown on CoreSports at a price of £12.99. Find out more here.
Hall v Bjornsson: Tale of the tape
Eddie Hall – Hafthor Bjornsson
Nickname: ‘The Beast’ – ‘The Mountain’
Hometown: Clayton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, England – Reykjavik, Iceland
Pro record: 0–0 – 0-0
Height: 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) – 6 ft 9 in (206 cm)
Recognition: World’s Strongest Man 2017 – World’s Strongest Man 2018
Deadlift record: 500 kg (1,102 lb) – 501 kg (1,105 lb)
Hall v Bjornsson: Undercard
The undercard will see further exhibition bouts take place.
Josh Bridges, a former Navy Seal and an elite Cross Games athlete, will face his CrossFit world rival Jacob Heppner.
Meanwhile, powerlifting world record hold Stefi Cohen will make her boxing debut against unbeaten bantamweight figher Avril Mathie.
MORE TO FOLLOW
- MAIN EVENT: Eddie Hall v Hafthor Bjornsson
- Josh Bridges v Jacob Heppner
- Avril Mathie v Stefi Cohen
Hall v Bjornsson: What’s been said?
Eddie Hall: “I’m training for this fight like I trained to be the strongest man in the world, no stone unturned and anyone in my way is getting milled down.
“With the experience MTK Global [the official boxing advisers to organisers Core Sports] brings to the table, this event will be even better than it was going to be.
“As for the fight itself, I have zero doubt in my mind that cry baby Thor is getting folded in half and sent packing back to Iceland.”
Hafthor Bjornsson: “I’m very excited with MTK Global’s involvement as this is something I’ve been taking very seriously and I want others to know how serious this fight will be.
“I’ve been extremely focused and dedicated in my training as always and I am looking forward to getting in that ring.”
A fight between the pair has long been rumoured and there is now official confirmation the bout will take place in September 2021.