Game of Thrones star Thor Bjornsson has fans fearing first-round knockout against Eddie Hall after sharing sparring clip
GAME OF THRONES star Hafthor Bjornsson has left his fans worried after showing off his sparring skills ahead of his boxing match with Eddie Hall.
The strongmen rivals have been at each other’s throats for years and will finally settle their differences in Las Vegas later this year year.
But first, Bjornsson will face Irish cruiserweight Steven Ward in Dubai to test out his skills.
The 32-year-old weighed in at more than NINE stone heavier than his rival this week.
But fans were left concerned that he would eventually suffer a first-round KO against Hall after he shared a YouTube clip of his sparring session.
Bjornsson posted the 20-minute clip to his 508,000 subscribers in July 2020.
He captioned the post: "Skuli and I decided to try out new gloves.
"You have been asking for more boxing.
"Here you have little bit from the session the other day. More is coming…"
One concerned fan commented: "With all the respect I have for Hafthor, it will be a long way to avoid to get KO on the 1st round, best of luck!”
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Another replied: "Hey big boy, get with it man. More sparring, more bag work, man. Let’s go."
A third wrote: "You need to start using your feet to move different directions, you can't go into boxing ring moving only forward you will get knocked out, brother.
"Learn a bit of shadow boxing today it will help you win the fight…
"You never throw a bodyshot? Uppercut?
"Come on big'un, I'm worried."
After reading some of the comments, Bjornsson felt compelled to reassure fans he is being coached… and that the video was actually old.
He added: "I have two coaches right now helping me. This is two weeks old video btw."
Rival Hall has even claimed he “wouldn’t p**s on Bjornsson if he was on fire.”
Amongst other things, the pair rowed over Bjornsson’s world-record deadlift and Hall’s win at the 2017 World’s Strongest Man competition.
And Hall, 32, has made it even clearer just how much he hates the Game of Thrones star.
Hall, who has been training intensely during lockdown, told The Mac Life: “Me and Hafthor have been big-time competitors for a long time.
“We’ve got a hell of a history competing against one another.
“We absolutely f***ing despise each other beyond belief.
"If he was on fire I wouldn’t p**s on him.
“The hatred is 100 per cent real. If I saw Thor face-to-face it would take a lot for me not to punch him in the face.
“When the boxing came around it was a no-brainer. I get to settle a score and make a few quid, it’s a win-win.
“I know I’m going to win because I’m going to give it my all, and if I’m confident then you’re f***ed.
“Thor, this is my message to you: you are f***ed. I’m going to fold you in f***ing half.”
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