Hafthor Björnsson, known as “The Mountain” after the hit-series Game of Thrones, has stepped inside the ring for his second exhibition boxing fight this past weekend. This was Thor’s last fight before his bout with 2017 World Strongest Man Eddie “The Beast” Hall scheduled to happen in September.
This weekend’s four-round boxing match put forward “The Mountain” and Simon Vallilly, the latter has a professional boxing record of 17 wins, 3 losses and one draw. This was an exhibition bout, and so no official winner was declared, but both fighters took good swings at each other.
Björnsson, weighing 152 kilos (336 pounds) managed to knock down his opponent twice – a right hand in the second round and with a left hook in the third round. Vallilly, who weighted “only” 114 kilos (252 pounds) connected some solid punches, knocking Björnsson back towards the ropes in the second round and a left hook in the third round.
Watch the full fight in the video below.
Björnsson Tells Eddie Hall to Book an MRI
A few minutes after the fight, Hafthor Björnsson posted a chilling message to his future opponent Eddie Hall.
“@eddiehallwsm Schedule an MRI now, because I’m knocking you out this September,” Thor wrote on his Instagram account.
Hafthor Björnsson vs Eddie Hall
Thor and Eddie Hall has a history outside of the rings. They both competed side by side for the World’s Strongest Man on multiple occasions.
In 2017, Eddie Hall became the World’s Strongest Man ahead of Thor, who finished in second place. A year later, the Icelandic powerhouse managed to secure the title.
Both athletes are also famous for breaking an impressive world record: the heaviest deadlift. In 2016, Eddie Hall became the first person in the world to deadlift 500 kilos. It cost him a lot, as he told he became temporarily blind due to the heavy lifting.
The world record remained untouched until Thor attempted, for the third time, in April 2020. The Mountain managed to deadlift 501 kilos, surpassing his future boxing opponent in the Guinness World Record.
- Thor the Mountain and Eddie The Beast Hall: Instagram