March 19, 2022 1 Comment
The day has finally come for Eddie Hall and Hafthor "Thor" Björnsson to settle their bad blood inside of the boxing ring after two years of build-up. For years now, the two have gone back and forth on social media, egging the other on to put on some boxing gloves and to step into the ring to settle their differences. This fight was supposed to happen in September of last year, but an injury from Eddie delayed the fight until March 19th, 2022 in Dubai.
Typically most fights as big as this has a killer fight card with several undercard bouts to help support the event. However, this isn't the case for this event; the only bout you'll be able to watch is between the two former strongmen turned boxers.
The Hall vs Thor fight resulted in Thor winning the battle by unanimous decision after an entertaining six rounds of action.
This whole fiasco started at the World's Strongest Man in 2017 when Hall was crowned champion.
Thor accused Eddie and the referee Colin Bryce of cheating during the Viking Press. Stating that he was wrongly failed on his final rep of the event, which resulted in Eddie winning by one point.
To make matters worse, several years later, their rivalry went to a new level in 2020 when Thor broke Hall's deadlift record of 500kg, which Eddie had set in 2016. The Mountain lifted 501kg in his home gym, but Eddie argues that it should not have stood because it was not done in a competitive environment. Thor responded by challenging his rival to a boxing match, which Eddie accepted.
The time has come for the two giants to take their best shots at each other and let go of the pent-up animosity. Let's take a look into how the fight played out.
Eddie Hall opens with some huge right hands, and he's definitely putting the hurt on Thor. Eddie was able to keep landing huge early shots, rocking Thor and keeping him on his toes. Unfortunately, the Brit got cut during one of the punching bouts, making him bleed and slowing down his movement. Every punch Eddie throws looks like he is trying to end the fight.
Eddie Hall lands a knockdown in the opening seconds with a solid right hand. Eddie knocks Thor down again, but for whatever reason, it wasn't scored as one.
You can tell that Eddie is starting to slow down some, but Thor looks pretty good despite being dropped twice. Towards the end of the round, Thor was able to down Eddie with a massive shot.
Both men are definitely getting tired at this point as their movements have slowed significantly. However, Thor managed to land a couple of shots making Eddie wobble.
Each round is getting progressively slower between the two men. Eddie decided to take a different approach with his stance. It seems to us he was trying to go for a massive uppercut.
Fatigue has fully set in at this point. As both men are moving incredibly slow, and their breathing is heavy. Thor managed to put Eddie on the floor again, but Eddie is determined and immediately gets back up.
By unanimous decision, Thor won the bout! The judges scored the fight 57-54, 57-54, 57-54, all in favor of Thor.
It was an incredible display of determination and will by both men, but Thor just fought a smarter fight than Eddie.
The two fighters had both agreed that the prize money for this fight would be a donation to charity and that they would both donate $200,000 to a charity of the winner's choice.
To increase the stakes, the two also have another wager that the loser must get the opponent's name tattooed on their body. So Eddie will be getting Thor's name on his body soon.
The fight shaped up to be entertaining and played out how many thought it might with Thor out-boxing Eddie while Eddie was going for big haymakers to knock Thor out. It seems like Hall is taking the loss like a man but we're sure he'd like another chance at taking down Thor, but at this point, it doesn't look like a rematch is in the cards.
If you got to watch the fight, let us know down below what you thought of it!
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