The combat sports community may have never expected to see Hafthor Björnsson and Eddie Hall inside the squared circle together, but the former “World’s Strongest Man” winners are just days away from settling their age-old rivalry, which has transcended from the strongman scene into the boxing scene.
Hafthor Bjornsson vs Eddie Hall, dubbed as the “Heaviest Boxing Match in History”, was announced back in May 2020 and the two former strongmen were originally slated to square off in September last year.
However, in July, it was revealed that Hall had pulled out from the fight after suffering a bicep tear, pushing the fight into uncertain territories, as there were no immediate replacements available for Hall. Björnsson would later go on to face Arm Wrestling icon Devon Larratt on 18th September and won the fight via TKO in the first round.
Last month, it was confirmed by Coresports that Thor vs Eddie will take place on 19th March and will head for the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Thor and Eddie, both have been the winners of the prestigious “World’s Strongest Man” tournament and are the only two men to ever deadlift 500 kilos. For their boxing fight, both have undergone drastic physical transformations.
Thor, who hails from Iceland, is famed for portraying the character of “The Mountain” in Game of Thrones, the 6’9”. However, to don the gloves, he went down to a modest 145 kilograms (319.7 pounds) from his original 205 kilograms (452 pounds) weight.
Meanwhile, Hall has made a steady recovery from his injury and has also gone into a weight cut for the fight, from his bulky 200kg “Beast” avatar that he is known to his fans as, down to a chiseled 158 kg with remarkable abs definition. The 33-year-old Briton has also slashed his daily calorie intake from 12,000 to just 6,000.
Hafthor Bjornsson vs Eddie Hall: Undercard
There is no undercard for Thor vs Eddie and the full focus will be on the main event.
How to watch Hafthor Bjornsson vs Eddie Hall in India?
Indian Boxing fans can watch the highly anticipated fight exclusively on segi.tv.
What is the PPV cost for Hafthor Bjornsson vs Eddie Hall?
The PPV is completely free.
What is the Hafthor Bjornsson vs Eddie Hall India time?
The fight will start at 2:00 AM on Sunday, 20th March.
Where is the Hafthor Bjornsson vs Eddie Hall fight taking place?
The fight is taking place at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
What is the Hafthor Bjornsson vs Eddie Hall UK time?
The fight will start at 8:30 PM on Saturday, 19th March.
Eddie Hall vs Hafthor Bjornsson odds
Eddie Hall is the underdog at 11/8
Hafthor Bjornsson is the betting favourite at 8/15
The fight to end in a draw is 12/1
Eddie hall vs Hafthor Bjornsson prediction
Hafthor Bjornsson should win this fight as he has experience in Boxing and has trained in this sport. He has also participated in the celebrity boxing match against Arm Wrestling star Devon Larratt.