MARTYN FORD was left ‘gutted’ after watching his friend Eddie Hall lose to Hafthor Bjornsson – but is ready for revenge.
The Hollywood movie star was ringside at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium in support of Hall.
Martyn Ford as left ‘gutted’ after watching Eddie Hall lose to Hafthor Bjornsson
But the night ended in defeat for Britain’s ex-world’s strongest man with Bjornsson – nicknamed Thor – winning the six-round exhibition on points.
Ford, 39, told iFL TV: “I’m just gutted for Eddie, as a friend. But I’ll tell you what, I’d definitely f***ing knock him out.
“I’d take Thor, 100 per cent, 100 per cent. In my eyes, technically, he’s good, he’s been coached well.
“But I’d take Thor, 100 per cent, I don’t know if I’d ‘knock him out’ but I’d win. I’d back myself, 100 per cent.”
Actor Ford – who stands 6ft 8in and weighs over 21 STONE – admitted he would only fight Bjornsson if given Hall’s blessing.
He said: “If Eddie versus Thor can be made and Thor wants to carry on boxing, we aren’t a million miles away from each other.
“I don’t have anything personal against Thor, I don’t even know the guy. Technically, I’d genuinely back myself.
“I’m not taking anything away, this is Eddie’s night, I’m here for Eddie, I’m not here for calling out anyone.
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“Thor wants to stay in boxing, do I wanna do some boxing? F*** yeah. If Eddie wants me to do it, would I do it? F*** yeah.
“If Eddie don’t want me to do it, would I do it? No, I wouldn’t.”
Ford makes his boxing debut on April 30 against ‘Iranian Hulk’ – but already fancies his chances against Game of Thrones star Thor.
He said: “He’s been taught very well, nice movement, composed, but he’s not f***ing venomous, man.
“I know you don’t want to go all there, but there’s no snap in the punch. I’d genuinely back myself, back myself.”