HAFTHOR BJORNSSON is eyeing a full-time acting career after he settles the score with Eddie Hall – but will not rule out more fights.
Bjornsson, formerly the world’s strongest man, shot to widespread frame for his role as ‘The Mountain’ on Game of Thrones.
Hafthor Bjornsson is eyeing a full-time acting career after he fights Eddie Hall
But away from the small screen and heavy lifting, the man known as Thor has transitioned his life – and body – around boxing.
And it will come to a climax on Saturday in Dubai when the 6ft 8in super-heavyweight fights rival Hall in a bitter grudge match.
A win for Reign Total Body Fuel athlete Bjornsson would be a Hollywood ending to his boxing journey – a feeling he could get used to.
Thor told SunSport: “I’m enjoying it and if I have more opportunities to fight, I’m open to it.
“But, I’m also open to moving more into acting, which has been hard for me to do because of strongman and obviously boxing.
“While competing in strongman, I did Game of Thrones and did some other jobs but it was always a huge challenge for me.
“I would love to, at some point in my life at least, focus fully on acting and giving my full attention to it, like I gave strongman, like I’m giving boxing right now.
“At some point in my career, I would like to be a full-time actor, if possible, if the opportunities are there.”
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With the rise of celebrity boxing and returning legends making a habit of questionable comebacks, the weekend’s winner in the Middle East could be inundated with future fight offers.
But Thor, who competed in three exhibitions to prepare him for judgement day, has refused to think that far ahead.
He said: “I haven’t really thought about that, to be honest with you.
“I’m just focussed on this one goal now, to fight Eddie Hall, and after that I’m open to other suggestions.
“If there’s something exciting that comes up and it interests me, you know, maybe, possibly.”
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Thor, who has incredibly lost TEN STONE since swapping barbells for boxing gloves, has put his body through the wringer for almost two years.
But Bjornsson insisted ahead of the fight of his life, he will attempt to secure bragging rights for life while injury-free.
Thor said: “I’m feeling absolutely great – apart from being sore which is normal and slightly tired – but I’m feeling ready, I’m feeling good.
“No injuries, I’ve taken good care of my body. Doing my hot and cold sauna treatments twice a week.
“Training almost twice a day, resting on Saturdays. So everything has been going extremely well and I’m extremely thankful that my body is not injured.”
Eddie Hall fights Hafthor Bjornsson in Dubai