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‘He wasn’t lying’ – Hafthor Bjornsson admits Eddie Hall ‘really can punch’ but says ‘technique won’ in grudge match

EDDIE HALL proved he packs a punch – with Hafthor Bjornsson offering testament to that.

The strongman rivals – who weighed a combined 47 STONE – settled their score in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium.

Hafthor Bjornsson beat Eddie Hall

Thor emerged victorious, with two knockdowns and bragging rights to his name, as he won by unanimous decision.

But disaster almost struck in round two for Bjornsson after a right hook sent him into the ropes and facing a standing eight count.

He was also bundled to the deck by Hall’s sheer force – even though the referee called it a slip – with Thor still feeling the power.

Bjornsson, 33, said: “I’d also like to thank Eddie Hall and his team for putting up a hell of a show, he gave me a hell of a battle.


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“I’ve never been dropped in training, so hats off to him. He really can punch. He wasn’t lying! But today, I feel technique won.”

It is believed a rematch clause has been included, for what was dubbed the heaviest boxing match in history.

And their near five-year feud could yet have another chapter after Bjornsson – nicknamed Thor – agreed to a sequel.

He said: “Understandably he seemed a bit angry still. He lost the fight so it’s understandable as well.


“But I’m happy, if he wants the rematch I’ll take a rematch no problem. Would you guys like to see a rematch?”

Game of Thrones star Thor earned the verdict by unanimous decision, all three judges scoring it 54-57, as Thor hailed his arch nemesis Hall, 34.

Hafthor Bjornsson has already offered Eddie Hall a rematch