Eddie Hall vs Hafthor Bjornsson date and venue set
The ‘Heaviest Boxing Match in History’ has been confirmed for Dubai on March 19 as former World’s Strongest Men Eddie Hall vs Hafthor Bjornsson will finally settle feud.
The bizarre, yet brilliant exhibition bout has been in the works for some time and had a date set for last September.
The two heavyweight stars were set to take part in their first ever boxing bouts after months of showboating.
But Hall suffered a detached bicep and had to undergo surgery, and Thor instead stopped arm wrestler Devon Larratt in the first round of their exhibition bout.
Now the pair are finally set to settle their differences inside the ring later this year!
Hall v Bjornsson: Date and how to watch
Date: March 19
What’s been said?
Hall doubled down on his wager to Bjornsson recently as he accused his rival of being scared.
The Beast made a proposal to Thor last year that the loser would donate $100,000 to charity, while also taking the opportunity to ridicule his technique.
Hall also claimed to have a mole in the Icelandic star’s camp and was not worried about anything he has seen so far.
In a YouTube clip, he said: “Hey guys, just wanted to give you a bit of an update. It’s been a week since I put that charity wager out to Thor.
“Just to remind everyone, the wager was that if he beats me, I will pay $100,000 to his choice of charity.
“If I beat him then he has to pay $100,000 to my choice of charity.
“Well, it has been over a week and he has ignored me and I’ve heard from a mutual friend that he doesn’t want to do the deal because he is scared to lose, which I don’t blame him.”
“I want to make this a bit easier for you Thor, and please everyone put pressure on him now, so the new deal is, if I beat you then you have to pay $100,000 to my choice of charity.
“If you beat me, I will pay $200,000 to your choice of charity. Come on now, don’t ignore me, this is for charity.
“We will get the promoter to write it into the contract, so there’s no getting out of it.
“Everyone put pressure on Thor now, don’t ignore me again. Let’s do something good for charity.”
Bjornsson has since added in a video of his own: “First off, I would like to say I didn’t ignore you. I’m a busy guy.
“I have other things in my life that I have to take care of. That’s my training, my sleep, my nutrition, and of course, my family. Those four things my priorities in life, it’s not replying to you.
“So I’m sorry if I’m offending you by saying that, but that’s just the truth. I understand that you really miss me, and you want me to respond right away. Those things are my priorities, not replying to you, so keep that in mind next time.
“Anyway, I love this. I love to give back, I’m all about charities, so I’m absolutely down. I’m perfect for this. But I actually have a counter offer for you. I would like to match your $200,000, and I would like to give those $200,000 to a charity, and I would like you to do the same thing, no matter what.
“Win or lose, we both get a win, and we give more to charity. The winner of the event will of course get to choose where that $400,000 goes to, which charity.
“If you accept my counter offer, we’ll have the promoters add that into the contract, so there’s no way of getting out of it…
“I have one final thing to say,” Bjornsson added. “I predict to knock you out in round four. How? With an uppercut. So be ready, train smart, train hard, stop the bulls—t. Let’s make this fight happen.”