Eddie Hall vs Hafthor Bjornsson, The Beast vs The Mountain Super Heavyweight Boxing bout confirmed for September 2021 in Las Vegas. Nevada’s desert playground will be ablaze with boxing fans when Eddie Hall, deadlift champion, takes on The Mountain, actor from world-famous HBO series Game of Thrones.

The fight will certainly be passionate: these two men hold real grudges stemming from Eddie the Beast Hall, six-time holder of the World’s Strongest Man competition, losing his World Deadlift Record by a single kilogram in May 2020 to Hafthor Bjornsson.

Where can I bet on The Beast vs The Mountain?

Although not all bookmakers are yet taking bets on this titanic Super Heavyweight Boxing bout, some are ready to get ahead of the game and take stakes already. Both Betfair and William Hill are already open to your best guess, offering competitive rates based upon a hard-fought and close encounter.

Odds for The Beast vs The Mountain

Although still a long way out, The Mountain from GOT taking on Britain’s Strongest Man in this Super Heavyweight Boxing contest is an intriguing prospect:

BookmakerOdds for The Beast to WinOdds for The Mountain to Win
Betfair
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8/157/5
William Hill
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1/26/4
bet365
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TBATBA
Coral
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TBATBA
Betfred
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TBA

TBA

*Odds as of 22/09/2020, all odds are subject to change

The Beast vs The Mountain Tips

Both bookmakers already taking odds are backing The Mountain actor, Hafthor Bjornsson for the win in the Super Heavyweight Boxing match, shading the encounter with a 60% chance of a win over Eddie Hall deadlift champion.

This would allow you to bet £200 on the Icelandic acting legend to take home £100 profit. At 6ft 9in tall and weighing in at 425lbs, you can see why.

However, the better bet may be the former holder of the World Deadlift Record, Eddie The Beast Hall.

At 6ft 2in and weighing “only” 361lbs, Hall does concede a lot in terms of reach and power. But, the Staffordshire-born Strongman is more than capable of pulling off an upset using his superior hand speed and pace.

If Deadlift Record Holder, Bjornsson can sucker The Beast into a tight encounter with lots of close holds, Hall could be in trouble.

But, Eddie The Beast Hall has been retired longer from Strongman competition and has regularly posted videos on his Instagram showing his progress. It is a long time since Eddie Hall regarded himself as Eddie Hall deadlift champion. It appears he is now focussing on boxing.

It looks like he may be trying to imitate a transformation akin to that of Tyson Fury before his second bout with Deontay Wilder. With the bookies already giving him a 40% chance of a win, he is well worth a flutter.

As neither man has fought professionally before, there may be little to be gained from looking at traditional boxing stats but there is little doubt that this is one of the most exciting Super Heavyweight Boxing encounters in years.

Formerly Eddie Hall deadlift legend, the former mechanic appears to have been training for boxing since his win in the World’s Strongest Man in 2017, while the Game of Thrones Mountain has only just finished with his World Record Deadlift feat.

The Beast vs The Mountain

Where and When will The Beast fight The Mountain?

Details remain scarce about the time and venue of the fight, but Las Vegas in September 2021 is confirmed.

Previous Fights of Eddie The Beast Hall and Hafthor The Mountain Bjornsson ?

Neither Eddie The Beast Hall nor The Mountain has boxed professionally before. But they certainly both seem quite experienced in the trash talking expected around such an event.

Eddie Hall, deadlift star, said on his Instagram feed that he is ready and explained how their dislike runs back to the 2017 World’s Strongest Man event. ‘It’s not the money, it’s not the deadlift 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.

Bjornsson wrote on his Instagram: ‘It’s official. September 2021 in Las Vegas Nevada, the Mountain vs the Beast. ‘The next year and a half of my career will be solely dedicated towards this fight. I can’t wait to have my family ringside as I throw down. I’m coming for you @eddiehallwsm’

Both men continue to train, even though the final scheduling of the fight is yet to be confirmed. A long way from his time as Eddie Hall deadlift practitioner, the Englishman is currently beginning each day with a run and some stretching.

Then he moves on two hours of strength and conditioning work, including arms and core work to strengthen himself for the coming blows.

Finally, he submits to the cryo-chamber: a deep freeze technique designed to ease muscle fatigue and soreness by spending three minutes at a bracing -130 degrees centigrade.

Hall then heads home to eat and nap before his boxing session. That session also features nearly an hour of stretching before he goes into the ring for 10, three-minute rounds on the pads, bags and mitt sticks.

Who is The Beast?

At Hall stands 6’2″ and weighs around 361 pounds, the 32-year old Englishman was born in Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire.

Although a talented rugby union player and swimmer in his youth, discipline was something of an issue as Hall was expelled from school aged just 15.

After training as a car mechanic, Hall began competing as bodybuilder and strongman. Eddie Hall, Strongman soon became Eddie Hall deadlift champion as he began racking up the wins across various competitions.

His first major success came when he won England’s Strongest Man in 2010. The next year he retained the title and also added the UK’s Strongest Man to his growing list of accomplishments.

For Eddie the Beast Hall it was Eddie Hall deadlift for which he really earned his nickname. Unbelievably, he broke the World Deadlift Record twice on the same day in 2016. A truly astonishing feat.

Lifting 465kg first, he then bettered this with a deadlift of 500kg, a record which stood until Hafthor Bjornsson bettered the feat by a solitary kg in May 2020, deadlifting 501kg.

Fuel was certainly important to him when he was a full-time athlete. Eddie The Beast Hall would usually eat an incredible 10,000 calories a day. Currently, his lunch consists of two large pieces of chicken and 300g of rice topped off with 200g of vegetables. After his nap, Hall then has another breakfast of chocolate and granola for more energy.

Money certainly does not seem to be a problem any more. Indeed to Eddie Hall, deadlift helped him make his fortune. His net worth is now estimated to be over £4 million.

Achievements of Eddie The Beast Hall

Find all of the important titles won by Eddie Hall in the table below.

World’s Strongest Man20171st
UK’s Strongest Man20161st
UK’s Strongest Man20151st
UK’s Strongest Man20131st
UK’s Strongest Man20121st
UK’s Strongest Man20111st
Britain’s Strongest Man20161st
Britain’s Strongest Man20151st
Britain’s Strongest Man20141st
England’s Strongest Man20111st
England’s Strongest Man20101st

Who is The Mountain?

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, also known as Thor or The Mountain has certainly led a varied and interesting life.

Born in Reykjavík, Iceland, in November 1988, he is the first person to have won the Arnold Strongman Classic, Europe’s Strongest Man and World’s Strongest Man in the same calendar year.

He is, perhaps, best known to people outside the world of competitive Strongmen, for playing Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane in the HBO series Game of Thrones for five seasons.

Somewhat surprisingly, The Mountain actor began his career as a former professional basketball player.

Björnsson played for several different teams in the Icelandic first division and even played internationally for the Iceland basketball team at under-18 level.

However, a damaged ankle cut short his basketball career and saw him turn to the world of Strongman competition.

He won Iceland’s Strongest Man in ten consecutive years from 2011 and also racked up five titles as Europe’s strongest man between 2014 and 2019.

However, he had to wait till 2018 before achieving the pinnacle of his career – claiming the title of World’s Strongest Man.

Achievements of The Mountain

Discover all the titles held by Björnsson.

World’s Strongest Man

20181st

Arnold Strongman Classic

20201st

Arnold Strongman Classic

20191st

Arnold Strongman Classic

20181st

Europe’s Strongest Man

20191st

Europe’s Strongest Man

20181st

Europe’s Strongest Man

20171st

Europe’s Strongest Man

20151st

Europe’s Strongest Man

20141st

Giants Live – Sweden

20161st

Giants Live – Viking Challenge

20151st

Giants Live – FitX Melbourne

20141st

World’s Ultimate Strongman

20181st

Strongman Champions League: Iceman Challenge

20151st

Strongman Champions League Latvia

20131st

Iceland’s Strongest Man

20111st

Iceland’s Strongest Man

20121st

Iceland’s Strongest Man

20131st

Iceland’s Strongest Man

20141st

Iceland’s Strongest Man

20151st

Iceland’s Strongest Man

20161st

Iceland’s Strongest Man

20171st

Iceland’s Strongest Man

20181st

Iceland’s Strongest Man

20191st

Iceland’s Strongest Man

20201st

Game of Thrones – seasons four through eight (2014-19)

How to Live Stream The Beast vs The Mountain

Details of where to watch the fight have not yet been released by Core Sports. However, they have confirmed that it will be available through pay-per-view.

It is quite likely that you are going to be able to follow the site through the abovementioned bookmaker’s websites. Stay tuned, as the even comes closer, we will update our text with all the available streaming options.

FAQ

Your guide to the most important questions for Eddie Hall vs Hafthor Bjornsson.

How do I get The Beast vs The Mountain tickets?

Ticket information has not yet been released.

What is The Beast vs The Mountain size comparison?

The Beast tips the scales at 361lbs (163kg) compared to The Mountain’s 452lbs (205kg).

Where can I find The Beast vs The Mountain stats?

Stats and information for the Super Heavyweight Boxing bout will be available from
the competitors’ official websites.

What The Beast vs The Mountain date for the fight?

The exact date still awaits confirmation, but the fight is scheduled for September 2021.

How tall is the Mountain?

The Mountain stands 6ft 9in (206cm).

How old is Thor?

Thor is 31 years old.

How much is Eddie Hall worth?

Eddie Hall is estimated to be worth around $5 million.

Why did Thor fight Eddie Hall?

The pair of strongmen fell out over comments made during the 2017 World’s Strongest Man competition. Hall believes that Thor accused him of cheating during the event.

Who owns the World’s Strongest Man Title?

Martins Licis, the Latvian-born American holds the current World’s Strongest Man title, awarded in 2019.

Who holds the Deadlift World Record?

Hafthor Bjornsson’s 501kg, achieved in May 2020, remains the current Deadlift World Record.