Hafthor Bjornsson Fights Again May 28, Is More Shredded Than Ever

Hafthor Bjornsson has developed some legit boxing skills.

Hafthor Bjornsson is showing some impressive development in his boxing ability. The 2018 World’s Strongest Man not only has improved his skills, but is also looking more lean and shredded than ever. With his sights set on crushing rival Eddie Hall, Hafthor is stepping back into the ring for another exhibition match on May 28.

Often times when people say they want to test the waters in boxing, you can expect a collective grown from the hardcore boxing community. Many look at these late to the game participants as tourists, simply trying to capitalize on the sport’s popularity. These individuals indeed have a point. There’s no other professional sport, namely basketball, football, or baseball, that one can just “try out.” Perhaps at the lowest levels, sure, but never as high as the NBA, NFL, MLB caliber. Yet for boxing or MMA it’s different.

Many feel that these tourists are simply chasing clout and not really passionate about combat sports. The match between Hafthor Bjornsson and Eddie Hall has been touted as such. Both men, coming over from strongman into boxing, to settle a score with their fists. It has the ingredients of one of those freak show kinds of affairs that no pure boxing fan would ever want to see.

The thing is, both Hafthor Bjornsson and Eddie Hall are taking their training seriously.

The argument can be made currently that Hafthor in particular is looking pretty polished. When he first began training things looked a bit rough. The coordination wasn’t there, the balance, the pop on the punches. Hafthor Bjornsson was nowhere near the caliber of even a novice boxer. His recent training footage however is putting that notion to bed.

Hafthor also announced that his next scheduled exhibition bout will be for May 28 in Dubai. 

Sunday I’m flying out to Dubai for a month in preparation for my next exhibition match. May 28th I will fight again. Don’t miss it! 💥🥊

Hafthor Bjornsson has been training very hard for his upcoming fight and the proof is in the pudding. While he’s no Tyson Fury, Hafthor has definitely shown incredible improvement. He’s improved so much in fact that he appears to have some real legitimate boxing ability, showing great form in the clip above. He has a pretty technically sound jab and knows how to throw it with pop.

His footwork should also be commended as well as he looks fluid, sturdy, and balanced now. This recent video may not look like much to the untrained eye, but Hafthor Bjornsson is showing some clear boxing skill. It’s enough to wonder if Eddie Hall hasn’t bitten off more than he can chew. Of Course to know that we’ll have to see the two go to the battle. Until then we should admire the hard work that both men have put in. Hafthor Bjornsson in particular as never looked this shredded before which shows his commitment to the craft.

What do you think of Hafthor Bjornsson and his much improved boxing skills?

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Managing Editor at Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.

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Jonathan Salmon
Managing editor of Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. He has been writing about bodybuilding, combat sports, and strength sports for over 8 years. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.