Hafthor Bjornsson and Larry Wheels square up in the boxing ring.
Hafthor Bjornsson has been prepping for his battle against Eddie Hall for what seems like forever now. The 2018 World’s Strongest Man has taken his prep very seriously and looks to showcase his dominance come September against his old rival. But before that, Bjornsson has engaged in hard training, exhibition matches, and most recently a sparring match with friend and fellow strength athlete Larry Wheels.
Not known for his ability to throw hands, Larry Wheels is a man who is willing to try just about anything. He even engaged in an arm wrestling match recently to add to his growing list of accomplishments. The Strength Wars star has tried just about everything under the sun in terms of strength sports. Now it appears that he wanted a taste of combat sports.
A Friendly Match
Hafthor Bjornsson decided to give Larry Wheels a taste of what the pugilist lifestyle is like in a recent sparring match.
After the sparring match Larry Wheels spoke about his support of Hafthor Bjornsson against Eddie Hall.
“I’ll be right there with you while you train for Eddie,” said Larry. “Everyone knows I’m on team Thor, it’s no secret. Take his head off please.”
Hafthor Bjornsson recently showcased more of his ever growing skill in a recent exhibition match. The strongman champion demonstrated some improved ability in his second exhibition match and seems ready for the challenge of Eddie Hall.
A Successful Exhibition Match
The 2018 World’s Strongest Man took to Instagram to speak on his recent match.
Tonight was an important milestone in my boxing journey. I gained good experience from tonight’s exhibition that will serve me well in September. I would like to thank Simon Vallily for a great fight and for taking the fight on short notice. Big respect and all the best for the future. I want to give a big thanks to the sponsors who made tonight possible: @reignbodyfuel @thebeardstruggle @roguefitness @bukaboxing @mtkglobal . Thanks to @coresportsworld @donidrees for organising the event, and special thanks to @dubaisc . Finally, thank you to my fans, my coach, my family, and my friends for your unending love and support. 🌋💥🥊💪
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With all this experience it’s a safe bet that Hafthor Bjornsson will be ready to battle Eddie Hall in the fall.
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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.