The pair look set to end their feud in a boxing match
Last Saturday saw strongman Hafthor Bjornsson set a new deadlift world record beating the previous record of 500kg (1102 lbs) by 1kg which was held by his former strongman rival Eddie Hall.
Thor and Eddie have one of the bigger rivalries in strongman and are known to dislike each other, after much controversy when Eddie was awarded his World’s Strongest Man title back in 2017. Thor claims he was cheated out of first place finishing second to Eddie, so this will have been quite the achievement for Thor.
After he finished his deadlift world record at the weekend Thor called Eddie Hall out on camera challenging him to a boxing match, saying that he has now beaten his record and would like to beat him in the ring. Eddie has since responded saying he is more than inclined to make it happen.
Some bookmakers have already priced up a potential boxing match between the two strongmen, pricing up Eddie Hall at 6/4 and Hafthor Bjornsson at 1/2 meaning they’re offering a 66% implied probability of the Icelandic getting one over the Englishman.
Odds given by the bookmakers may be in favour of Thor due to his sheer size and reach advantage as his stands 6ft 9 tall which is 6 inches taller than Eddie.
However, since his retirement from strongman competition in 2017 Eddie has increased his cardio work in order to make himself healthier from the years of stress that strongman has put his body under. Eddie has been documenting his progress on YouTube showing his incredible weight loss alongside his improvements in fitness.
As both strongmen have potential advantages to work in their favour, this could make for quite the spectacle. If the two were to put on the gloves and enter the ring it would undoubtedly be the heaviest heavyweight boxing match of all time with over 350kg (772 lbs) in the ring.
Potential Fights (Before End of 2021)
Eddie Hall - 6/4
Hafthor Bjornsson - 1/2
Draw - 16/1
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