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Hafthor 'The Mountain' Bjornsson's Boxing Bout Against Australia's Strongest Man Alex Simon Is Off

Max Sherry

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Hafthor 'The Mountain' Bjornsson's Boxing Bout Against Australia's Strongest Man Alex Simon Is Off

Hafthor 'The Mountain' Bjornsson's boxing bout against former Australia's strongest man Alex Simon is officially off.

The Game of Thrones megastar was due to fight Simon as a tune up for his upcoming grudge match against 2017 World's Strongest Man Eddie Hall.

Credit: Instagram/@thorbjornsson
Credit: Instagram/@thorbjornsson

It's understood the fight against Simon was cancelled at the last minute after the Aussie tore his bicep tendon off the bone during a sparring session.

Simon, who has also trained in mixed martial arts, took to social media to have his say after going under the knife.

"Bicep tendon surgery," he said in an Instagram caption.

"Not the news I wanted to give but last week during a sparring session I threw a punch and tore my left bicep tendon off the bone.

"I knew how bad the injury was instantly as I tore my right bicep tendon less than 2 years ago, obviously this means my boxing match with @thorbjornsson is off.

"I wish him best of luck in his prep, rehab is approximately 6 months, another setback for myself and this 1 was hard to take after a terrible few years for me, but it is what it is, s**t happens and I'll tick every box rehab wise and get back to competing before the year is out.

"Can only hope my run of bad luck is behind me now and a successful run is coming my way.

"I will never quit it's just not in me and I will achieve my goals in time.

"When you're down and out you find out who actually has your back and to the people that do I will not forget when we are rolling soon, only a matter of time, let the rehab begin."

Bjornsson is now searching for another opponent as he continues his preparation for the highly-anticipated bout against Hall.

The fight, simply title "The Heaviest Boxing Match in History" is set to take place in Las Vegas sometime in September of this year.

Not only is it a fascinating match-up due to the duo's mammoth frames, but there's also a bit of pre-existing bad blood between the two powerlifting greats.

The underlying tension stems from Hall and Bjornsson's time competing against each other in the World's Strongest Man competition.

As two of the best in the business, their rivalry was already fierce enough.

But in 2017, tensions truly boiled over when Icelandic man mountain Bjornsson accused his British counterpart of cheating during one of the events.

Hall strongly denied these claims and even went as far as uploading video evidence of the alleged Viking Press onto his YouTube channel to explain how he hadn't cheated at all.

Hall seemed to clear his name, but as you can imagine, this only escalated the feud further in the eyes of Bjornsson himself.

Credit: Instagram/@thorbjornsson
Credit: Instagram/@thorbjornsson

Now the two giants are set to lock horns inside the ring.

And of the pre-fight trash talk is anything to go by, then it should shape up to be a historic night.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@thorbjornsson

Topics: Boxing News, Aussie, Eddie Hall, Boxing, powerlifting, The Mountain, Australia, Hafthor Bjornsson

Max Sherry
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