EDDIE HALL has claimed a whopping 30 MILLION people tuned in to watch his titanic showdown with Hafthor Bjornsson.
Hall suffered a unanimous decision defeat to his former pal in their Dubai dust-up earlier this month.
Eddie Hall and Hafthor Bjornsson collided in a Dubai dust-up earlier this month
Hall was dropped twice on his way to suffering a unanimous decision defeat
Hall has claimed 30 million people tuned in for his grudge match with Thor
But the 2017 World’s Strongest Man – who was dropped twice – has taken comfort in the fact the fight was watched by millions of people around the world – just like Conor McGregor’s 2017 boxing match with Floyd Mayweather.
In a video on his YouTube channel, he said: “Although I lost the fight, it has been a success in many ways.
“I was speaking to the promoter and in the 48 hours, including and following the fight, 30 million people watched it in total.
“You have to think in terms of what we set out to do, we did it. The heaviest boxing match in history, we pulled it off.
Read More from SunSPORT
“A lot of people who said they wouldn’t watch the fight, let’s be honest, you watched the fight. It was a hell of a fight and a hell of a thrill.
“Lots of boxers and promoters have reached out, it was a success at the end of the day.
“The build-up to the fight was fun. It was over-amped and overworked, but I think for both of us if we could go back and do things differently then we would.
“I’ve seen how more humility and respect could have been shown to each other. In that way we could have had more fun and put on a better show, had we put our differences aside beforehand.
“I suppose that was why we were fighting in the first place, to put our differences aside.”
Defeat to Thor was a bitter pill to swallow for Hall, who is itching to share the ring with the Icelandic giant again.
He added: “I do want the rematch. I will say what a blast it was getting in the ring and throw bombs at each other.
“Nothing will change that and he will always have this perception that he was robbed in 2017. Him winning the fight is not going to change that.
“I’ve wanted to punch him in the face for a long time and I got the chance to. It’s resolved a lot for me and helped to push a lot aside. It is what it is.”
Hall, 34, plans to honour a pre-fight tattoo bet to get his hands on the Games of Thrones Star.
He said: “We never had anything formal in writing; I did try to, I reached out to the promoter a couple of times trying to get a zoom call with Thor but it never came to that.
“There is no stipulation as to how big, the colour or where, other than what was said on YouTube.
“I guess it’s going to be used as a tool for the rematch and I would do the same.
“I wouldn’t do the rematch if Thor didn’t get the tattoo. t will happen, I will do it in my own time.
Read More on SE
“I will get the rematch clause written up before I do and that might take some time, but I’m a man of my word and if it’s going to happen, it will happen.
“I can see the funny side of things at the end of the day. the loss is a tough thing to take but it is what it is.”
FREE BETS AND SIGN UP DEALS – BEST NEW CUSTOMER OFFERS