Eddie Hall and Hafthor ‘Thor’ Bjornsson will finally battle it out in the boxing ring in their rescheduled heavyweight fight in Dubai tonight.
The two former World’s Strongest Man winners were originally set to fight back in September 2021, before Hall pulled out with a bicep injury. Both fighters have cut their weight drastically ahead of what’s being labelled the ‘heaviest boxing match in history’.
Hall admitted prior to the fight that he believes Thor has lost too much weight, with the Games of Thrones actor losing 55kg in two years. Bjornsson has prepared by fighting in a number of exhibition boxing bouts, whilst Hall chose to train with current world champion boxers such as Lawrence Okolie.
So, what time can fans watch the fight and where can they watch it? Here’s all the you need to know on the upcoming fight:
Eddie Hall vs Thor: Where to watch and start time
Eddie Hall vs Hafthor ‘Thor’ Bjornsson will take place at the Dubai Duty Free Stadium tonight, Saturday, March 19, and is expected to get underway at 9pm GMT. Hall vs Thor will be available to watch for free with SEGI.TV holding the rights to the action.
To watch, go to SEGI.TV and watch on fight night. The free live stream is set to start half an hour before the fight at 8.30pm GMT, with no registration or sign up needed to watch.
The grudge match will last six, two minute rounds, with both fighters wearing heavier 12oz gloves as apposed to the usual 10oz gloves for heavyweight bouts. Judges will attend ringside and knockouts are permitted.
The much-anticipated grudge match between North Staffordshire’s Eddie Hall and Thor Bjornsson will finally be held tonight. All eyes will be on Dubai as the two hulks battle it out in the boxing ring.
The pair have each won acclaim in the World’s Strongest Man competition but have decided to try their hand at a new sport. Eddie and Thor have been training for around two years for the event which was initially scheduled to take place last year, but was postponed after Hall picked up an injury.
At this week’s weigh-in, Eddie was 142kg (313lb), which is 13lbs lighter than Thor who has stepped on the scales at 152kg (335lb) despite holding a six-inch height advantage. The pair both hold sizeable frames due to their time competing in strongman competitions with their rivalry dating back to an incident in 2017.
Boxing experts say Thor comes into the clash as the slight favourite with his recent three boxing fights and his experience giving him the edge on Eddie who has been inactive due to his recent struggle with a detached bicep. But Eddie has been keeping his fans regularly updated with gruelling training sessions on YouTube where he has showed just why he is the Clayton Colossus. The match will be streamed, for free, online. All you’ll need to do is go to SEGI TV.
Both Eddie and Thor previously committed to donating money to the charity of whoever triumphs. Reportedly, the loser will also get a tattoo of the winner’s name on their body.
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