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Hafthor Bjornsson Gets Rocked And Hits Canvas In Final Bout Before Eddie Hall Showdown

Hafthor Bjornsson was wobbled and got a taste of the canvas in his final boxing bout before his showdown with rival strongman Eddie Hall in September. The 6ft 9in Icelander, who rose to fame playing The Mountain in 'Game of Thrones', engaged in a four-round exhibition with British heavyweight Simon Vallily - and both men were hurt at times in an exciting if crude contest.
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'Game of Thrones' star Hafthor Bjornsson, who played The Mountain, shows off 110-pound weight loss

Hafthor "Thor" Bjornsson, the massive bodybuilder who portrayed The Mountain on HBO’s "Game of Thrones," lost 110 pounds ahead of his debut as a boxer. While he’s perhaps best known for his role on the hit HBO fantasy drama, Bjornsson spent most of his career training for strongman competitions. He earned several consecutive wins throughout Europe, including the World’s Strongest Man title in 2018, before ultimately retiring from the sport after winning his 10th consecutive title as Iceland’s Strongest Man title.
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Watch Hafthor Björnsson Deadlift Twice His Bodyweight With Larry Wheels

When Hafthor Björnsson deadlifted 501kg (1105lbs) in May 2020 and beat Eddie Hall's previous world record, he cemented himself into strongman history with the heaviest lift in ever performed. Having since retired from competitive strongman, 6'9'' Björnsson has turned his hand(s) to professional boxing and has secured an exhibition bout...

Watch Hafthor Björnsson Deadlift Twice His Bodyweight With Larry Wheels In Dubai

Life has changed pretty drastically for 2018 World’s Strongest Man (WSM) Hafthor Björnsson in the last year. He entered fatherhood after celebrating the birth of his son. He is no longer a competitive strongman but a full-time boxer preparing to fight his rival, 2017 WSM champion Eddie Hall in Las Vegas, NV, in September 2021. He dropped from 450 pounds to a much leaner 340 pounds. And his training gained a significant increase in cardio alongside some of the fittest athletes in the world, including 2012 Fittest Woman on Earth® Annie Thorisdottir. But none of this means that the man who lifted the heaviest deadlift of all time — 501 kilograms (1,104 pounds) — has let go of his strongman roots.

Watch Hafthor Björnsson Push His Limits On the Assault Bike With Annie Thorisdottir

Don’t judge a strongman by their 10,000-plus calorie diets. The 2017 World’s Strongest Man (WSM) champion Eddie Hall and 2018 WSM champion Hafthor Björnsson will face off in the squared circle in Las Vegas, NV, in September 2021, in what is being touted as “The Heaviest Boxing Match In History.” When the match was first announced, the idea of two real-life Goliaths clashing in a sport that tests endurance, conditioning, and agility was slung with preconceived notions that both super heavyweights would be gasping for air after round one. Both Hall and Björnsson are bucking that notion through massive changes to their diets, physiques, and training routines.
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Hafthor Bjornsson Looking Like A Beast In Boxing Footage

Retired Strongman Hafthor Bjornsson recently shared some training footage on social media of him working the heavy bag in preparation for his boxing bout later this year with fellow Strongman legend Eddie Hall, and he’s looking much sharper since starting training last year. We’re just a few months out from...