The highly anticipated boxing match between two former World’s Strongest Man champions, Eddie Hall and Hafthor Björnsson, will finally take place on Saturday, March 19, after almost two years of waiting and a giant amount of trash talk.
The fight will take place at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium in the United Arab Emirates.
The boxing match initially came about after Björnsson broke Hall’s deadlift world record by 1kg, lifting a total of 501 kilograms. While the legitimacy of the lift is contested by Hall as it wasn’t performed in a competition setting, the men decided to settle the score over “The Heaviest Boxing Match in History”.
How to watch Eddie Hall vs Hafthor Björnsson boxing match
- When: the streaming coverage will begin at 8:30 pm local time (GMT+4) on Saturday, Mar. 19, 2022.
- In person: Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium in the United Arab Emirates.
- Online: on the Segi TV website for free.
- How: no registration or subscription is required to watch the fight online.
- Who: Hafthor “Thor” Bjornsson, also known as The Mountain from the Game of Thrones TV series versus Eddie Hall, 2017 World’s Strongest Man champion and the first person to ever deadlift 500 kg.
Eddie Hall vs Hafthor Björnsson boxing match details
Bjornsson vs. Hall will play out in the boxing ring for six, three-minute rounds under professional boxing rules. A bout between the two was supposed to take place in 2021, but Hall had to back out after suffering from a detached bicep, which needed surgery, and meant the fight needed to be postponed.
No other matchups will be happening on the day.
What’s at stake?
Both former World’s Strongest Man have been vocal about their dislike of each other. A month before Eddie Hall’s injury, The Mountain had an exhibition boxing match and took the opportunity to tell Hall to prepare for hospital.
But it’s not only the fighter’s health that’s at stake.
According to BarBend, both men agreed to donate $200,000 of their respective purses to charity. Additionally, a permanent tattoo of the winner’s name will also have to go on the loser’s body.