Many boxing fans kept their eyes glued to the clash between Hafthor Bjornsson and Eddie Hall that transpired this past weekend in Dubai. The clash ended with Bjornsson coming out victorious having knocked down Hall twice. For what it’s worth Hall put in a valiant effort.
After the exhibition there was immediate talk about the rematch with the interview in the ring foreshadowing the development:
Bjornsson complemented his opponent during the interview after the results were announced:
“I’ve never been dropped in training, so hats off to him. He really can punch. He wasn’t lying! But today, I feel technique won.”
Thor added: “Understandably, he seemed a bit angry still. He lost the fight so it’s understandable as well.”
“But I’m happy, if he wants the rematch I’ll take a rematch no problem. Would you guys like to see a rematch?”
He added: “On my behalf, I’ve moved on. If he wants a rematch, I’m fine with it.”
Hall went on to accept defeat:
“You know what, I can take things as a man. It is what it is, that’s boxing.”
“At the end of the day, I’ve just fought the biggest man on the planet in a boxing match.””
“I’d like to see anyone else get the balls and do that.”
“It’s been a hell of a journey; I’ve enjoyed it and hopefully there’s a rematch and we can do business again.”
There is a clause in Bjornsson and Hall’s contract that allows for a rematch.
Despite being initially open to rematch Hall, Bjornsson now believes that ship has sailed.
“I respect him as an athlete but I just want to move on. ”
“Honestly I really wouldn’t want a rematch because I want to move on.”
“I don’t really want to communicate with him. We’re not going to be best friends, that’s just a fact.”
“But if he wants the rematch I’ll give it to him 100 per cent.”
Prior to the boxing bout the two had a very contentious face off. In addition to this, the two are longtime Strongman rivals with Bjornsson having accused Hall of cheating his way to a Strongman title previously.