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Thor Has Defeated Eddie Hall Via Unanimous Decision In 'Heaviest Boxing Match In History'

Daniel Marland

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Thor Has Defeated Eddie Hall Via Unanimous Decision In 'Heaviest Boxing Match In History'

Hafþór Björnsson has defeated Eddie Hall via unanimous decision in their long-awaited boxing match.

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The 'heaviest fight in boxing history' finally went down after years of waiting, with Björnsson getting the last laugh.

Both fighters started quite nervous out in Dubai as they attempted to figure out how much power the other held, before Hall smashed his opponent with a few powerful blows.

Björnsson, who is also known as 'Thor', landed clean shots towards the end of round one and cameras showed Hall with a cut over the top of his eye.

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

As soon as the second round started, Hall levelled Björnsson with a right hand that sent him straight into the ropes.

Hall, nicknamed 'The Beast', was always looking for that killer blow but it was a much more technical affair than expected.

Both men used their feet well, given their size, but Hall suffered another cut above his opposite eye towards the end of round two.

The crowd inside the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium were pro-Hall throughout and could be heard chanting his name.

At the end of round three, the crowd were stunned as Björnsson landed a flush combo to stun his longtime foe.

The Icelandic strongman could smell blood from that point forward and looked for that perfect shot, in an attempt to preserve energy.

It made the fight a more pragmatic one as the giants tired in rounds four and five.

Round six was a slow affair and Björnsson all but had his win tied up.

All three judges scored Björnsson the winner 57-54 and he was handed a championship belt.

Despite their issues, the duo embraced in the ring as the former Game of Thrones star celebrated his victory.

Björnsson stands at six foot nine and dropped to 335lbs to make sure the fight happened.

In contrast, Hall is much shorter at six foot three but still weights 313lbs.

Sat in the crowd was Martyn Ford who has earned the moniker as the 'World's Scariest Man'.

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

Björnsson talked up negotiations with Ford prior to fighting Hall and said he'd happily take him on down the road.

"I am open to it one hundred per cent," Bjornsson told Mirror Fighting.

"I am not getting any younger so it would have to make sense and it would have to be sooner rather than later. I am not going to be thinking about names but someone asked me before if I would fight Martyn Ford."

Featured Image Credit: SEGI.TV

Topics: Eddie Hall, Hafthor Bjornsson

Daniel Marland
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