Eddie Hall has accept the challenge of a boxing match with Hafthor Bjornsson and has told the Game of Thrones star he will, ‘step in that ring and rip your f***ing head off.’
The man who played the Mountain in the HBO epic broke Hall’s deadlift world record on Saturday, lifting 501kg, beating the Brit’s previous record of 500kg.
After doing so, the Icelandic behemoth called out Hall for a mammoth clash in the boxing ring, claiming he will knock out his rival.
‘CoreSports just offered me a seven-year contract, I have signed it already,’ said Bjornsson. ‘Eddie Hall has been running his mouth now for weeks and I know he has been given the same contract.
‘So Eddie, I just knocked out your record. And now I’m ready to knock you out in the ring.
‘It’s time to put your fist where your big mouth is, and sign the CoreSports contract. I’m ready. Are you ready?’
Hall took little time to reply, saying he is ready to sign the contract and is far from intimidated by the Mountain’s gigantic frame.
The Beast also revealed that the beef between the two has been simmering since Hall won World Strongest Man in 2017 and Bjornsson feels he was robbed of the crown.
‘1,000 per cent I’m going to sign those papers,’ Hall said on a Facebook video. ‘And you know why I’m going to sign those papers… it’s not the money, it’s not the dead lift feud we’ve got going on, nothing to do with that.
“It’s because you called me a cheat at World’s Strongest Man 2017.
“I can’t put that to bed, I can’t forget it. People may forget it, but you’ve never apologised.
‘You think you should’ve won that year, regardless of the trophies or not, and you let people know that.
‘I don’t care if you’re 6ft 9in, I don’t care if you’re an actual giant. I don’t care.
‘I’m gonna train the hardest, prepare the hardest… do everything in my power to step in that ring and rip your f***ing head off. So Thor, get training, I’ll see you in the ring.’
Bjornsson finished one point behind Hall in the 2017 World’s Strongest Man competition, but felt he had completed one more rep than he was awarded in the Viking press event.
Hall dismissed those claims at the time and had no sympathy at all for his rival.
‘Hafthor had the bit of controversy,’ said the Beast. ‘Claiming he was robbed of the title but all I can say is that it’s not a game of cards, you can’t slip an ace in and cheat. It’s not that kind of sport.
‘It’s who can lift the most weight from A to B as many times as you can. There’s no hiding, there’s no cheating and there’s no fakery.
‘At the end of the day, he got his arse handed to him in a strongman competition and the little pussy cat can’t take it. That’s it.’
The Brit foretold the future three years ago, predicting that his deadlift record would be beaten by 1kg, and also saying that it wouldn’t bother him one bit.
‘I was the first man to deadlift half a ton,’ said Hall. ‘There’s no one even f****ng close to me at the minute. If someone else were to come along and deadlift 501 kilos, who gives a s**t? I was the first man to do 500 and that’s the truth.’
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