The countdown to the World’s Strongest Fight is on. Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, better known as Thor, has taken to Instagram to reveal that his fight with his fellow strongman-turned-boxer Eddie Hall is confirmed for March.
You may remember that the pair were set to meet in the ring in September last year, but the fight was postponed after Hall sustained a gruesome bicep tear. However, now the matchup is back on, and hostilities are being resumed.
“March it is,” wrote Björnsson. “Fight is on. Let’s fucking pray Eddie doesn’t back out again.”
Björnsson posted the message alongside footage of him doing bag work in his boxing gym. Hall is yet to comment, although, he hasn’t exactly been complimentary about his opponent’s boxing skills in the past, labelling Björnsson’s fighting career “laughable” and his boing debut, where he fought arm-wrestling champion Devon Laratt, “dogshit”.
Both men have made drastic changes to their physiques in preparation for their upcoming fight. Hall has lost 40kg since his strongman days and now says he trains exactly like a professional boxer. While Björnsson has lost an impressive 50kg, in part by cutting his daily calories from 10,000 per day to ‘just’ 4000.
This article was first published on Men’s Health UK.