As Eddie Hall and Thor Bjornsson prepare to face off in “the world’s toughest boxing match in history” tonight, we take a look at their toned partners Kelsey Henson and Alexandra Hall
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Strongman wives Eddie Hall and Thor Bjornsson look like they spend as much time in the gym as their partners.
Kelsey Henson and Alexandra Hall will support their men as they face off in “the world’s toughest boxing match in history” tonight in Dubai.
Eddie, 34, from Stoke and Thor, 33, from Iceland, who played The Mountain in Game of Thrones, both won the World’s Strongest Man competition.
But judging by the Instagram snaps of their wives, they’re not the only ones taking their fitness to the next level.
Alexandra has an enviable physique and often shares photos of her appearance with her 94,000 followers on Instagram.
The mother-of-one has also helped her husband with a strict diet he had to follow before his fight with Bjornsson.
“Eddie’s diet changes based on what he’s trying to achieve,” Alexandra said The Stoke Warden.
“Right now he’s trying to lose fat and maintain muscle, so he’s eating about 7,000 calories a day. He typically eats six meals a day, and the focus is on carbs, protein, and veggies.
“Eddie doesn’t eat regular sized meals so I have to serve it to him on a platter because it’s too much food to fit on one plate.”
The couple have a son, Maximus, and multitasker Alex also opened her own barbershop four years ago.
Thor’s wife Kelsey, 32, is Canadian and was a waitress when she met the Game of Thrones star.
At 5ft 9in tall, she is a full foot shorter than her hulking husband.
After the couple got together, Kelsey quit the day job and went into bodybuilding himself.
The couple married a year after meeting, and Kelsey took to Instagram to pay tribute to her husband.
She wrote: “Thank you for all the adventures, ups and downs, learnings and turns. Thank you for driving and motivating me to do my best. Thank you for showing me the meaning of true love and all that it entails.
“I am so excited to see what the future holds for us! Time really flies when your [sic] Have fun!”
The couple welcomed a son named Stormur in 2020 before opening Power Gym together in Iceland, where the Canadian now works full-time.
Kelsey and Alexandra met during a press conference ahead of their husbands’ highly anticipated fight.
During the weigh-in, Stoke-born Eddie couldn’t resist teasing the Icelander.
He told his opponent to “control his mother” amid a series of gunfire between the two, adding that he was a “fearful little kid”.
The fight will take place in Dubai on March 19 and will be streamed live for free on SEGI.TV.
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