Hafthor Bjornsson will fight pro boxer before his showdown with Eddie Hall.
There’s a saying that keeps floating around, especially in the wake of the Jake Paul vs Nate Robinson match. That adage is that you can’t play boxing. You can play basketball, football, baseball, soccer. When you get inside a boxing ring however there is no room for games. Each participant must be ready to go to war and die in the ring if necessary.
Hafthor Bjornsson seems to understand this notion. That’s why before he goes to battle against rival Eddie Hall, the 2018 World’s Strongest Man will have an exhibition match with pro boxer Steven Ward.
It appears that Hafthor Bjornsson is really hoping to prep his mind and body for his upcoming bout with Hall. Rather than just step inside the ring hoping to be ready, Bjornsson is taking no shortcuts. He’s willing to test his mettle against a trained pro boxer to sharpen his skills.
Super amped up to announce that I have my first exhibition match lined up for January 16th and it will be FREE to view-details on that coming soon! Stepping in the ring with a professional boxer will not only showcase what I have learned but also give me the opportunity to find out what I need to work on in the months to come. Very excited for this learning opportunity and to “roll with the punches” 😉🥊
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It’s pretty clear that Hafthor Bjornsson is getting ready to be at his best when he faces Eddie Hall and this is further proof. How do you think the Icelandic strongman will do in this exhibition match?
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