Core Sports website suffers outages seemingly due to popularity of Thor Bjornsson Vs Devon Larratt boxing match.
We are mere hours away from the much anticipated Hafthor Bjornsson vs Devon Larratt boxing match. And it seems that users who have purchased the PPV are not able to view the stream – at least, not on the Core Sports official website. The Core Sports website has crashed for many users – citing a database error.
What originally started as a Hafthor vs Eddie Hall strongmen-turned-boxers mega fight – the premiere event suffered some setbacks and a few lineup changes. This was largely due to Eddie Hall suffering an injury and needing to drop out of the match. With the strongman match postponed for now – Bjornsson agreed to match up with Devon Larratt. The title fight is to take place today at 4pm EST.
But it seems those who wish to Hafhtor Bjornsson fight are now facing another hurder – as the official website of the live stream is currently suffering outage issues. At the time of this writing no official statement has been made by Core Sports. It seems as if the overwhelming popularity of the fight has caused the website to crash.
Technically, the PPV event has already begun – with other fights on the card leading up to the headliner match of Hafhtor Bjornsson vs Devon Larratt. With a mere hours away, fans are hoping the issue is resolved in time.
In the latest promotional Instagram post made by Core Sports – many fans have flooded the comments stating that they cannot watch the stream or even load the website without an error message:
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Hafthor Bjornsson vs Devon Larratt: The Story So Far
Leading up to the fight, Thor Bjornsson has been working on his boxing skills with consistency for over a year and a half now and has made some great strides. The skills he’s been able to build have been truly impressive and show that he has more than enough talent to acquit himself well against professional boxers. His transformation weight loss and shred has also garnered much attention in both the strongman and boxing worlds.
Devon Larratt on the other hand has little to no boxing experience. The champion arm wrestler recently admitted he’s a terrible boxer ahead of his match with Thor Bjornsson. While arm wrestlers are known for their immense strength, you need more than power to be able to be a successful boxer. Devon Larratt certainly has a uphill battle ahead of him.
This kind of website overload isn’t necessarily a new story in the history of popular streaming events. HBO’s massively popular Game Of Thrones series often suffered website and streaming outages during series finales and premieres – due to the overwhelming popularity of the show.
Unlike Game Of Thrones, however, this is a PPV event with fans paying specifically for this one singular stream. As a live sporting event – this kind of outage is painfully frustrating to those looking to see the fight live – and those looking to get their money’s worth.
Some fans have commented that the Core Sports app has faired better with logging into the stream. If you are set to watch and having trouble connecting to the website – try visiting app.coresports.tv and logging in with your account. Generation Iron has not confirmed that this technique works – but it may be helpful for those worried of missing the headlining event.
This story is still developing – so stay tuned to Generation Iron Fitness Network for more updates and results for the match as they become available!