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Hafthor Bjornsson would be open to Mike Tyson boxing match after Eddie Hall clash


Hafthor Bjornsson has said he “wouldn’t say no” to a fight with boxing legend Mike Tyson if the opportunity was there.

Bjornsson is currently embroiled in a feud with fellow former strongman Eddie Hall, with the pair set to do battle next year.

The two World’s Strongest Man winners were due to face off in the ring on September 18, but Hall had to pull out when he suffered a detached bicep.

Bjornsonn, who is also know for his role as ‘The Mountain’ in Game of Thrones, will now be facing Canadian arm wrestling legend Devon Larratt in his third exhibition fight instead.

Bjornsson is in fabulous shape for his third exhibition bout

Although he has little boxing experience to date, Bjornsonn has claimed he would be open to facing one of the sport’s greatest of all time, Tyson.

He told The Sun: “If Mike Tyson would want to fight me, I wouldn’t say no.

“I would be honoured to feel his power.”

The two star along side each other in the soon to be released action film Desert Strike, with their characters coming to blows in the trailer.

Who would win – Bjornsonn or Tyson? Give us your prediction in the comments section.

Roy Jones Jr. (L) and Mike Tyson celebrate their split draw during Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. presented by Triller at Staples Center on November 28, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.
Mike Tyson made his miraculous return to the ring in 2020 against Roy Jones Jr.

Tyson made a return to the ring last November to face off against Roy Jones Jr. in an exhibition match that finished in a split draw.

His vast experience advantage over Bjornsonn would be counter-balanced by the Icelander’s youthfulness, with there being 23 years age difference between them.

But Tyson’s ruthless streak is not something that Bjornsonn seems to possess, after he admitted he was nervous when he first took up boxing.

Hafthor Bjornsson and Eddie Hall are ready to end their feud in the ring
Bjornsson and Eddie Hall are embroiled in a feud that will rumble on to 2022

He added: “The first few times when I was about to go spar, I would get nervous because I knew I was going to get punched in the face, it’s not very nice.

“The more I do it, the less nervous I get, now it’s more like I’m excited, because I enjoy it.

“I don’t want to be the guy laying on the floor and that’s my biggest motivation.”


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