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Footage Of Eddie Hall In A Charity Boxing Fight Emerges

Footage Of Eddie Hall In A Charity Boxing Fight Emerges

Footage of Eddie Hall in a boxing fight has been doing the rounds after he accepted a challenge to fight fellow strongman Hafthor Bjornsson, known as 'The Mountain'.

The Game of Thrones star successfully deadlifted 501kg (1,104 lbs) live on YouTube and immediately called his rival out after breaking the Englishman's previous world record.

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The pair of weightlifters have been embroiled in a bitter feud that now looks to be settled inside the squared circle after Hall pledged to "rip Thor's fu**ing head off".

Hall has been in the ring before, though, having taken part in a charity boxing fight back in 2012. His opponent Nik Wiggins was no slouch, however, and the two had a very competitive slugfest that saw Hall narrowly beaten.

The English strongman displayed plenty of power in his shots but his sheer size meant he lacked movement and mobility in the ring.

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He did use his innate level of strength around five minutes into the clip though - sending his opponent flying across the ring courtesy of a shove when they two were locked in a clinch against the ropes.

Hall, from Stoke-on-Trent, has sparred with professional boxers Hughie Fury and Scott Lawton in the past and he'll need some serious preparation to take on his Icelandic rival.

Image: PA
Image: PA

But the 32-year old is more than up for the challenge and says it's incredibly personal between the two given what happened three years ago at the World's Strongest Man event.

Thor called Hall a cheat and never apologised, which still angers him to this day.

"I can't put that to bed, I can't forget it. People may forget it, but you've never apologised," Hall said in a Facebook video.

"You think you should've won that year, regardless of the trophies or not, and you let people know that.

"I cannot have that, that's why I'm going to sign those papers. Because I want to teach you a lesson. and that lesson is going to be me knocking you the f*** out.

"I don't care if you're 6ft 9in, I don't care if you're an actual giant. I don't care.

"I'm gonna train the hardest, prepare the hardest... do everything in my power to step in that ring and rip your f***ing head off."

The 6ft9 beast has some experience sparring inside a boxing ring, while he's also tested himself against UFC star Conor McGregor in the ultimate David vs Goliath encounter.

Topics: Boxing News, Eddie Hall, Boxing, The Mountain

Josh Lawless

Josh is a sports journalist who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.

 

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