Hall and Bjornsson will meet later this month in Dubai to finally settle the longstanding rivalry between the two former strongmen
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Eddie Hall has vowed to do “whatever it takes” to drop and stop Thor Bjornsson in their upcoming grudge fight.
The former strongmen will meet in Dubai on March 19 in a heavyweight boxing match to end their longstanding rivalry.
The pair were supposed to clash last September but Hall had to pull out with a torn bicep.
And the Brit is ready to make up for lost time – despite being the less experienced of the giant duo.
“I will do whatever it takes to bring Thor to the big screen,” he said in a promotional video for the fight. “I have more heart, more determination, more aggression, more speed, more agility, more shot choices.
“The only thing he can fault me for is reach. I’m telling you now, this is going to be a real fight and in a fight the better fighter wins.”
Bjornsson has accumulated more ring time than Hall after competing in three exhibition bouts.
He took on professional Boers Steven Ward and Simon Vallily in the glorified sparring matches over the distance of three and four rounds respectively.
He then stopped arm wrestling champion Devon Larratt in the first round in a hastily arranged fight after Hall’s withdrawal.
And Bjornsson, who has also appeared in Game of Thrones, believes he will be the more accomplished fighter of the night.
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“I’m the more complete fighter, a technical fighter,” he said. “I’ll definitely hit you. Enough talking Eddie, either stop or shut up.”
Hall and Bjornsson will continue a theme of athletes from other disciplines entering the boxing ring.
Two weeks after they touched the gloves, Martyn Ford – aka the scariest man alive – will face off against the Iranian Hulk, real name Sajjad Gharibi.
The two heavyweights will meet at the O2 Arena in London on April 2 in a match originally slated to take place in a mixed martial arts cage.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/boxing/eddie-hall-vows-whatever-takes-26397223 Eddie Hall vows to do 'whatever it takes' to Thor Bjornsson in grudge fight