Eddie Hall is sure that he would defeat Thor Bjornsson in a brawl outside of the ring. In their exhibition event earlier this year, the former World’s Strongest Man Eddie Hall made his boxing debut against longtime rival Bjornsson. Hall lost the boxing bout by unanimous decision after getting dropped twice.
In an effort to get Bjornsson to stick to the rematch clause, Hall had the name of his opponent tattooed on his foot. However, the Icelandic strongman has set a two-year deadline for a prospective rematch.
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“I am a man of my word and I have done something that I said I was going to do and I am looking forward to what is next. But at least this is not as embarrassing as being a sore loser, I can take this as a man and that’s how I see it with this and stay positive.”
“I wanted him on the street because that’s where I know 100 per cent I can have him, but we ended up fighting in the ring and he got the better of me and that’s that.”
Originally slated to take place in September of last year, Hall’s separated bicep during training forced a six-month delay in the bout. When the new date finally arrived, Hall’s injury was still troubling him. To make things worse, he had gotten Covid a week before the event.
” I did have Covid a week before but I’m not using those as excuses. I genuinely believed I was going to beat Thor with one arm, I did believe that.”
“My coach wanted to pull me out and I said ‘no’. I didn’t want to drag it on anymore, I just wanted to smack him in the face.”
Hall continued: ”
“Thor put a statement out saying that he didn’t want to fight for another two or three years and I thought the rematch was going to happen in three to six months or it wasn’t going to happen at all. That was said behind the scenes in the contract and then Thor said that..'”