The most important combat in power sports activities, actually and figuratively, lastly has a date set. On Feb. 9, 2022, Core Sports activities introduced that the extremely anticipated boxing match between 2017 World’s Strongest Man Eddie Hall and 2018 World’s Strongest Man Hafthor Björnsson is scheduled to happen on Saturday, March 19, 2022, on the Dubai Responsibility Free Tennis Stadium within the United Arab Emirates.
Data on tickets and streaming shouldn’t be but accessible. You may see Core Sports activities’ announcement under:
The boxing match between the one two males to deadlift 500 kilograms in historical past was initially introduced in Might 2020 after Björnsson deadlifted 501 kilograms (1,102 kilos) throughout the premiere of World Final Strongman’s “Feats of Power” collection. The combat was set to happen in September of 2021. Nonetheless, Hall suffered a biceps injury while sparring, and the combat was postponed.
The lead-up to the bout has been fraught with loads of taunting. Initially, it was Björnsson who challenged Hall to a fight. Corridor accepted, and it was reported that each males have been set to make seven figures. Nearer to the unique combat date, Corridor issued a problem to Thor: that the loser of the bout would donate $100,000 to the winner’s charity of selection. In a show of on-line peacocking, Björnsson upped the ante by saying each males ought to donate $200,000 to charity no matter who wins. Corridor rapidly clapped again, saying he’d donate the $200,000 however that the loser ought to donate $200,000 plus $1,000,000. “The Mountain” declined Corridor’s million-dollar response, and the two settled on a tattoo bet, with the loser getting a tattoo of the winner’s identify o their physique.
Regardless of the delays, Björnsson continued to coach and took half in a number of exhibition bouts in preparation for his confrontation with Corridor. On Sept. 18, 2021, his most up-to-date combat occurred when arm wrestling legend Devon Larratt stepped in Corridor’s place to tackle the three-time Arnold Strongman Traditional champion. Björnsson won that fight by technical knockout within the first spherical. Earlier than that combat, Björnsson took half in exhibition fights with each Steven Ward and Simon Vallily.
As for Corridor, he routinely shares clips of his coaching often on social media and YouTube however has but to step within the ring for an exhibition or aggressive combat of any variety. As of December 2021, Corridor checked in with a picture on Instagram, disclosing that the 6’3” retired strongman weighs 163 kilograms (359 kilos) at the moment.
Björnsson’s transformation has been evident as effectively. When he pulled the 501 kilograms in Iceland, he reported that he weighed 205 kilograms (452 kilos) at a peak of 6’9”. On Feb. 4, 2022, he shared a earlier than and after picture showcasing a much leaner physique, and he reportedly weighs 145 kilograms (319.7 kilos).
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