‘The Beast’ Eddie Hall shed a light on his long-awaited boxing showdown billed as “The Heaviest Boxing Match in History” against a fellow giant, The 2018 World’s Strongest Man, ‘The Mountain’ Thor Bjornsson.
The fight was announced for the first time in November 2020 and the pair was initially set to fight back in September 2021 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. But Hall was forced to pull out due to a severe bicep injury.
Instead of waiting for Hall, Bjornsson took on the Canadian arm-wrestler Devon Larratt on a CoreSports’ Fight Night event in Dubai. Bjornsson knocked out Larratt in the first round.
Now fully recovered and in a much better fighting shape, Eddie Hall confirmed that his bout with Bjornsson is around two months away.
“The fight is going to be announced very soon,” said Hall on his YouTube channel. “We are roughly seven weeks to the fight.”
“Strength and conditioning is still at the top of my list. I still want to stay big and strong.” Hall added.
Hall also said that his training is going well and expects to stop the rival Bjornsson.
“Seven weeks until Thor gets knocked out, it’s not going to be much of a fight.”
“I’m very confident. I’m a very confident man, but I’m very, very confident about this.”
“I’ve been in the ring with some great boxers and I’ve more than held my own against some very good professionals at a very high level.” said Hall with confidence.
Both World’s Strongest Man winners held the world record in deadlifts. Hall set a world record at the 2016 Europe’s Strongest Man competition with a 500 kg (1102 lbs) deadlift and Bjornsson lifted 501 kg (1105 lbs) on May 2020 in Thors Power Gym to set the new current world record.