Eddie Hall takes another swipe at Hafthor Bjornsson for beating up an ‘old man’
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Hafthor Bjornsson has been mocked by strongman rival Eddie Hall for "beating an old man up" in a boxing bout on Saturday night.
The Icelandic giant, who rose to widespread fame for his role as Gregor 'The Mountain' Clegane in Game of Thrones, was due to face Hall in the ring after months of bad blood between the two former World's Strongest Man champions.
But a torn bicep meant the Englishman had to pull out of the fight, with arm wrestling legend Devon Larratt stepping in at just five weeks' notice.
'Thor' barely broke a sweat against Larratt as he eased to a first-round TKO victory in Dubai, overpowering the Canadian so dramatically he forced the referee to intervene and wave off the fight.
But, rather predictably, Hall was unimpressed with Bjornsson's performance and took to social media to mock his rival.
"Well done to Thor for beating an old man up with five weeks training," he posted sarcastically on Facebook.
Hall, 33, was full of praise for Larratt, though.
"Fair play to him for taking this fight," he said. "Jokes aside, he's got balls of steel."
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Thor also had lots of kind words to say about the Canadian for stepping in and taking part in the fight.
"Devon is such a warrior – he has the biggest heart," said the Icelandic strongman. "I know that guy is something else – taking the fight on five weeks' notice is brave, but coming here is mind-blowing."
And he couldn't resist taking a swipe at his would-be opponent Hall.
"I know Eddie is at home chilling on the sofa with his popcorn and cola. Enjoy your life, buddy. I'm going to knock you out soon," he said.
Hall is now back in training after undergoing surgery for his bicep injury.
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No official date has been announced for the Briton's rescheduled fight with Bjornsson, though a March 2022 date has been mooted.
Despite Thor's dominance over Larratt, Hall remains confident he will be victorious in the ring over the man who took his World's Strongest Man title in 2018.
"It's put a lot more confidence in me watching his fights, because I know what I'm capable of. I know what I can do," the Staffordshire strongman said.
"I've put absolutely zero content out there, and I know for a fact that's going to be getting in his head as well that he doesn't know what's coming.
"You know he's going to have some sleepless nights, whereas I'm going to sleep like a baby, because I know what's coming and I'm not scared of it."
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