HAFTHOR BJORNSSON warned Eddie Hall he is ready to go the full six-round distance – despite carrying 23 STONE into their fight.
The strongman rivals will settle their near five-year feud on Saturday night inside the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium.
Hafthor Bjornsson and Eddie Hall starring each other down
Two days before at the weigh-in the pair scaled a combined weight of 47 stone – living up to the heaviest boxing match in history billing.
Both have vowed to score thudding knockouts and secure bragging rights for life.
But 6ft 8in Bjornsson – nicknamed Thor – insisted he is good to go until the final bell – dispelling any fear of fatigue.
He told SunSport: “I can see myself knocking him out, but I’m also OK with going six rounds, if needed.
“I’m happy to do either way, I’m able to go six rounds, I’ve been sparring very often six rounds, even more.
“We do roughly six rounds sparring then I’ll do four rounds on the bags, so I do a lot more work than the six rounds.
“So I know for a fact that my shape is strong enough to go six rounds, so I’m ready to go there if needed.”
Bjornsson, 33, has lost over TEN STONE during his two-year preparation to face Hall, 34.
He competed in three boxing exhibitions in the build-up to the fight of his life and revealed for the first time ever, he is injury free.
Bjornsson 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.”
A rematch clause is believed to be included in the contract, meaning a second fight has already been teased by both men.
And with the rise of celebrity boxing and returning legends, the weekend’s winner in the Middle East could be inundated with future fight offers.
But Thor – who played ‘The Mountain in HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones – 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.”
Hafthor Bjornsson weighed 23st for his fight with Eddie Hall