EDDIE HALL’S fight against Hafthor Bjornsson is OFF.
Strongman legend Hall has suffered a ‘serious injury’ with Bjornsson looking for a new opponent.
Brit Hall was due to face his strongman rival in September 18 in Florida, in a fight dubbed ‘The Heaviest Boxing Match in History’.
Hall shed a staggering 6st for the bout.
A statement from MTK read: “Eddie Hall has suffered a serious injury during training, meaning his planned September showdown against strongman rival Thor Bjornsson has been put on temporary hold.
“But the rest of next month’s card will go ahead as planned.
“Thor could also remain on the card against an opponent to be announced, with work currently ongoing behind the scenes to try and make this possible.
“CoreSports has also confirmed that anyone who purchased the PPV will see their purchase not only remain valid for when Hall vs. Thor is rescheduled, but they will also receive the original September 18 event for free.
“Fans who have purchased tickets for the event will soon be emailed by their point of purchase, where they are given the option to keep their tickets or apply for a refund.
“More information on the event in September, along with a new date for the showdown between Hall and Thor will be announced in due course.”
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In a statement on Instagram, Bjornsson said: “Super disappointed but this is not in my hands.
“Next up is finding a new opponent so I can fight in September. I’m taking this extremely serious and I’ll be even more prepared.
“When Eddie is ready, I’ll be waiting.”