The match – which was dubbed ‘The Heaviest Boxing Match in History’ – was set to take place last September, however it fell through just weeks before fight night as Hall suffered a catastrophic torn bicep which required surgery.
Björnsson instead faced Canadian arm-wrestling champion, Devon Larratt. The short-notice replacement was no match for the 6ft 7inch giant who won the match on by first-round stoppage.
Björnsson, best known for his role as The Mountain in Game of Thrones, took to Instagram to tease followers about the long-awaited grudge match. The Icelandic giant posted a video of himself hitting a heavy bag with the caption: “March it is. Fight is on. Let’s f*cking pray Eddie doesn’t back out again!”
Although an official date, time, and venue are yet to be confirmed, Hall announced on his YouTube channel that “we are roughly seven weeks to the fight.”
Speaking on his website the Briton said:
“Not only will this be the heaviest boxing match in history, but it features two immense competitors who have been training intensely to reach peek mental and physical fitness.
“Winning is everything in this once-in-a-lifetime clash, but I know one thing – I want it more and will leave Thor lying on the floor.”
You can see the footage of Bjornsson in training, here.
F*#K the camera, get the work done. – Billy Nelson— Hafþór J Björnsson (@ThorBjornsson_) February 3, 2022
Body weight. 144kg. The lightest I’ve been since starting my boxing career. May 3rd 2020 was my first ever boxing session and I weighed 205kg. It’s been a tough but fun journey. pic.twitter.com/QVkb3luZ8J
The duo used to inseparable until Björnsson accused Hall of cheating in the Viking Press portion of the 2017 World’s Strongest Man competition.
Since then, the pair have traded several blows with one another and now appease fans by battling it out in the ring.
With the relevant information expected to drop in the next few weeks, fans are excited to witness what is set to be an entertaining clash between the two.