EDDIE HALL takes on his strongman nemesis Hafthor ‘Thor’ Bjornsson in the HEAVIEST boxing fight in history THIS WEEKEND.
The two big men are putting the finishing touches to their training in preparation for their mega grudge fight, which is just around the corner.
Hafthor Bjornsson has lost nine stone in preparation for his fight against Eddie Hall
Both of the strongmen rivals have undergone dramatic body transformations, with Hall revealing he cut down to 25st 5lb in the summer.
But that is still over two stone heavier than Nikolai Valuev, the heaviest champion in history.
When is Eddie Hall vs Hafthor Bjornsson?
- Eddie Hall vs Hafthor Bjornsson will take place on Saturday, March 19.
- The big fight has been CONFIRMED to start at 9pm UK time – this is 1am in Dubai.
- Dubai’s Duty Free Tennis Stadium will host the bout.
- Thor was busy with exhibition boxing bouts for his preparation, while Eddie Hall has instead trained with current world champions.
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What live stream and TV channel is Eddie Hall vs Hafthor Bjornsson on?
Eddie Hall vs Hafthor Bjornsson will be shown live on SEGI.TV for FREE.
Expect the live stream to get going from 8.30pm UK time, with the main event to start soon after at 9pm.
What are the fight rules?
The big fight will take place across 6x2min rounds.
The fighters will be wearing bigger 12oz gloves, as apposed to the usual 10oz gloves for heavyweights.
There will be judges at ringside, and knockouts ARE permitted.
How do the fighters compare?
What has been said?
Thor: “Eddie Hall, you better be training your a** off.
“Because I’m coming for you, and I’m knocking you out – you’re going down.
“I respect you as an athlete, and I know you’re training hard, but I am going to knock you out, see you soon!
“Don’t miss my fight with Eddie Hall, it’s going to be a blast and I promise you I’m doing whatever I can to knock him out in September.”
Eddie Hall on Thor’s boxing debut: “Do you want the God’s honest truth? He didn’t land a single punch in three rounds.
“Anyone with any boxing tenacity about them, will know that was the biggest load of s*** that has probably ever happened in boxing.
“That Steve Ward evidently laid off.”