This was to be Hall's first fight while it would be the fourth for the Icelandic Mountain, Bjornsson. The two former World's Strongest Men met each other in the ring at 1am in the Dubai Desert in front of a sparse crowd and the Mountain prevailed to win the grudge fight.
Thor was declared the winner by unanimous decision, with all three judges scoring it 57-54. The victor said: “I'd like to thank Eddie Hall and his team for putting up a hell of a show, he gave me a hell of a battle.
Hafthor Bjornsson has beaten Eddie Hall in their huge boxing match over in Dubai. Thor dropped Hall TWICE in the six-round thriller, after recovering from an early knockdown himself.
Ultimately, it was Hafthor who came away with the unanimous decision victory after the pair went the full distance in their six-round bout. And while Eddie has no qualms about the decision, he would love to do it again. YouTube: Hafthor Bjornsson Thor came away with the win over Eddie Hall.
Both of the former world's strongest men were dropped in the mammoth bout – dubbed the heaviest boxing match in history – but Thor said 'technique won' as he won by unanimous decision in the six round exhibition.
Hafthor Bjornsson has smashed Strongman rival Eddie Hall in their bitter boxing showdown on Sunday morning in Dubai. Both fighters were knocked down by heavy punches, but it was the Game of Thrones star who picked Hall apart with his jab.
Hafthor "Thor" Bjornsson, known as "The Mountain" from the "Game of Thrones" TV series, will face off against strongman Eddie Hall in a boxing match. Bjornsson is a former basketball player who later competed in strongman competitions for Iceland.
Billed as “the heaviest boxing match in history,” Bjornsson and Hall squared off in a six-round amateur bout on Saturday in Abu Dhabi, and when the dust settled, it was Bjornsson who left the ring with a unanimous decision victory (57-54, 57-54, 57-54). He was also awarded with a specially made “Titan Championship.”
This competition has the largest purse of any Strongman contest, with a $72,000+ top prize in 2017.
In addition to having previously held the titles of World's Strongest Man and World Record holder in various lifts, Eddie Hall is a retired strongman competitor. He is the father of two children.
Thor boasts a five inch height advantage over the Brit as he stands at 6ft 8in. But Thor and Hall's Strongman pals don't think that matters too much as the majority backed The Beast to emerge victorious.
In 2020, Bjornsson surpassed the strongman deadlift record of 500 kilograms (1,102 pounds) with a mark of 1,105 pounds, breaking Hall's record. That was done in Bjornsson's home gym in Iceland.
He received global recognition for playing 'The Mountain' in Game of Thrones. And his net worth reflects that. According to Essentially Sports, the monstrous competitor has accumulated an impressive $2 million valuation of himself.
Thor, a World's Strongest Man winner in 2018, who has Bell's Palsy with one side of his face paralysed, appears superhuman at times. And you would need superhuman strength to deadlift 501kg, which is a world record amount.
Thankfully, Björnsson wasn't having a stroke. He was actually suffering from a condition called Bell's Palsy. Doctors informed him that the paralysis can last anywhere from a couple of weeks to a couple of months.
Zydrunas Savickas – Powerlifter, Strongman
In our opinion, he's the strongest man of all time. You just can't argue with these numbers: Savickas has won the Arnold Strongman Classic seven times (2003–08, 2014), which is considered a truer test of pure strength than the better-known WSM competition.
Scotland's Tom Stoltman of Invergordon won the 2021 World's Strongest Man final in Sacramento, California, defeating 4-time winner Brian Shaw of the USA, by 3 points and Canada's Maxime Boudreault. Tom Stoltman became the first Scottish athlete to ever win the coveted World's Strongest Man title.
The sales of Hall's autobiography, Strongman, will have contributed to that net worth, as well as his string of endorsements. The World's Strongest Man prize money is believed to be around $72,000.