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Eddie Hall Has Broken His Silence After Devastating Defeat To Bitter Rival Thor Björnsson

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Eddie Hall Has Broken His Silence After Devastating Defeat To Bitter Rival Thor Björnsson

Eddie Hall addressed fans after losing to bitter rival Hafthor 'Thor' Björnsson in their highly-anticipated boxing match. Check it out below.

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'The heaviest fight in boxing history' went down on Saturday evening with Icelandic strongman Björnsson winning via unanimous decision.

All three judges inside the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium scored the contest 57-54 to Björnsson and he was handed the Titan belt.

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Hall released a video on Instagram in the early hours of Sunday and explained he'd take the defeat 'like a man'.

'The Beast' said: "Hey guys, obviously you've seen the result. I lost. You know what, I can take things like a man. It is what it is, that’s boxing. At the end of the day, I’ve just fought literally 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. Hopefully there's a rematch and we get to do business again. Just want to wish everyone out there, stay safe, stay positive, keep moving in life and the most important thing is family."

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Hall then signed off by wishing everyone well and embracing with his wife.

Björnsson managed to knock Hall down twice and the latter was sporting cuts above both eyes by the end.

Image Credit: SEGI.TV
Image Credit: SEGI.TV

The Game Of Thrones star stands at six foot nine, compared to Hall who is six foot three.

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Hall certainly isn't short, but he is compared to the giant that stood across him for six rounds.

Björnsson is looking to continue his boxing career and said he'd happily take a rematch against his longtime foe.

He told iFL TV while still at ringside: "I congratulated him [Hall], I said, 'Thank you very much'. I said he fought well, which he did.

"I told him he's the only man that's dropped me in the ring. I'm not going to go into details with what he said, but that's what I said.

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"I'm loving this journey. I'm still a beginner. I'd say I'm OK for a beginner, I've learned a lot in a short period of time.

"So who knows where I'll be in a year from now. How much can I improve in a year from now.

Credit: iFL TV
Credit: iFL TV

"Maybe I'll be able to fight proper guys. Who knows? The only thing stopping you is your mind and I believe I can go as far as I want.

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"And as long as I'm enjoying this journey, I'll keep going."

The 'World's Scariest Man' Martyn Ford was in attendance and he could be next on the agenda for Björnsson.

Ford is set to fight Sajad Gharibi, who goes by the 'Iranian Hulk' moniker, next month.

Featured Image Credit: Eddie Hall/Instagram & SEGI.TV

Topics: Hafthor Bjornsson, Eddie Hall

Daniel Marland
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