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Hafthor 'Thor' Bjornsson Claims He Would 'Smash' Martyn Ford After Being Labelled 'Too Soft' By The British Fighter

Rory O'Callaghan

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Hafthor 'Thor' Bjornsson Claims He Would 'Smash' Martyn Ford After Being Labelled 'Too Soft' By The British Fighter

Hafthor 'Thor' Bjornsson has vowed to "smash" Martyn Ford after the Brit mocked him for being "too soft" ahead of his fight with Eddie Hall.

Former World's Strongest Man champion Bjornsson finally settled his bitter feud with Hall on Saturday, knocking his rival down twice in their long-awaited boxing match to take a unanimous decision victory in Dubai. 

Bjornsson could next face Ford, known as 'The Scariest Man On The Planet', provided the British fighter wins his own boxing match against the 'Iranian Hulk' Sajad Gharibi on April 30.


Ford had previously predicted Hall would beat Bjornsson after claiming the Icelander was not tough enough for the world of boxing.

Speaking ahead of the fight, Ford told iFL TV: "Thor has been very edgy the last two days.

"Like I said before this fight, I was like, I think Thor is too soft."

Bjornsson, who also played 'The Mountain' in HBO's Game of Thrones, says he would be willing to face Ford if he comes through his fight with Gharibi.

Responding to another of Ford’s claims that he would beat Bjornsson if they ever met in the ring, the Icelander told Boxing King Media: "I disagree. I think I'd smash him."

Bjornsson does, however, believe that Ford will comfortably win his fight next month.

"The other guy doesn't look in shape at all,” added Bjornsson.

"I don't know the guy but from the pictures I've seen he looks big. He doesn't look like he has the endurance to go more than one round in my opinion.


"But I don't know, we'll see, I've seen some bits of Martyn Ford, he looks okay."

Bjornsson has also said he would be open to facing Hall in a rematch if his rival agreed to a certain set of conditions, which include getting a tattoo of his opponent.

In an interview on his YouTube channel, Bjornsson said: "He wants a rematch and I am definitely willing to do a rematch if he keeps his word.

"So he has to get a tattoo on his body which says me as World's Strongest Man on his body. Then he has to give me $200,000.


"Then I pick a charity which I will announce on my social media, if he keeps his word you know, which I hope he does, then 100 percent we will do it. If he really wants a rematch then he will.

"It was an agreement we made between me and Eddie, I think that giving to charity is a no-brainer he actually wanted to give all his money to charity. I have huge respect for that but I am actually not sure he will get a tattoo.

"I truly doubt that he will so in reality I don't think the rematch will ever happen because I can't see that happening.

"If he doesn't get a tattoo there will no be rematch and I am not going to hold him down and say 'get a tattoo'."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram: Thor Bjornsson & Martyn Ford

Topics: Boxing, Heavyweight Boxing, Hafthor Bjornsson, Worlds Strongest Man, Strongman

Rory O'Callaghan
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