The 2 strongmen go head-to-head in a bout that’s already being labelled as “The Heaviest Boxing Match in Historical past” in Paradise, Nevada, in September.
At 6ft 9in, Bjornsson appears to be a formidable opponent, regardless of his lack of expertise within the ring. To this point, he’s participated in simply two exhibition fights, though it’s extensively agreed that he’s proven regular enchancment in that point.
Boxing is, in any case, simply one of many many strings to Bjornsson’s bow. He’s finest identified for his function as Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane within the HBO sequence Recreation of Thrones and for his strongman profession.
As of this month, it’s believed that the 32-year-old’s internet value stands at a whopping $2 million, as per WealthyPersons, largely due to his work on Recreation of Thrones, his participation in quite a few strongman competitions and model sponsorship.
Hafthor Bjornsson’s Profession
Bjornsson started his profession as a basketball participant, although. In 2004, he made his senior staff profession debut with Icelandic Division I membership Breidablik, and performed for varied groups over a four-year interval till an ankle harm pressured him to retire from the game on the age of 20.
Impressed to turn into a strongman by Icelandic legend Magnus Ver Magnusson, Bjornsson started competing in 2009. He received quite a few competitions in Iceland earlier than incomes a wild card invitation to the World’s Strongest Man in 2011. After ending sixth that 12 months, he went on to win the competitors in 2018, however not earlier than dropping to his rival Eddie Corridor in 2017.
Bjornsson will likely be hoping to get revenge when the 2 conflict within the ring later this month, and it was not too long ago revealed that the Recreation of Thrones star had dropped 110 pounds in preparation. In a YouTube video, he stated: “Once I began this journey, I weighed 205 kgs (451 kilos). And now I’m right down to 155 kgs (341 kilos). Feeling good, feeling wholesome.”
Corridor can also be stated to have shed some weight forward of the struggle, reportedly dropping around 38kg (nearly six stone) in preparation.
The six-round conflict will give each fighters a possibility to settle the dispute that occurred when Corridor narrowly defeated Bjornsson in 2017, a loss that the Icelander has all the time disputed after he had his remaining rep within the Viking Press occasion disqualified, handing victory to Corridor.