The details of former World’s Strongest Man Eddie Hall’s fight with long-time rival Hafthor Bjornsson have been released.
Hall, from Staffordshire, is set to take on his nemesis in a one-off boxing match.
Bjornsson reportedly holds a grudge against his opponents’ 2017 World’s Strongest Man’s title triumph.
The 6ft 9′ Icelandic giant claimed that officials did not count one of the his reps in the Viking press event, before Hall went on to seize to crown that year.
There have been a war of words in the years since and now a date and venue for a boxing bout has been set.
The duo will face off on September 18 in Florida at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville.
It will be broadcast via digital online streaming service CoreSports.World.
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Hall v Bjornsson – the background
The fight has been branded as “the heaviest boxing match in history.”
Both competitors currently weigh around 24 stone (152kg), according to reports.
Hall, 33, once weighed around 30 stone (190kg) while Bjornsson, 32, used to weight 32 stone (203kg).
This will be Hall’s maiden boxing match while his counterpart has tied his two fights.
He most recently fought Brit Simon Vallily in May after drawing with Steven Ward, also of Britain, in January.
Hall became a household name after claiming the World’s Strongest Man title in 2017.
Bjornsson, who suffers from Bell’s Palsy which can leave his half of his face paralysed for weeks at a time, earned his sole world title a year later.
His role playing Gregor ‘the Mountain’ Clegane in the global hit TV show Game of Thrones bolstered his fame into an international realm.
He won Iceland’s Strongest Man every year from 2011 to 2020 while Hall was the unbeaten UK champion between 2011 and 2016.
He also won every Britain’s Strongest Man title between 2014 and 2018.
Bjornsson broke the world deadlift record in May 2020, hauling 501kg and breaking Hall’s 500kg record in the process.
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