David vs Goliath: Boxing Champ Teofimo Lopez and Hafthor Bjornsson Trade Punches

Teofimo Lopez and Hafthor Bjornsson trade power punches.

Unified lightweight boxing champion Teofimo Lopez had the insane idea of trading power shots with 2018 World’s Strongest Man Hafthor Bjornsson. It was a true David versus Goliath event as Lopez took a shot from a man over 200lbs heavier than him.

When it comes to combat sports weight classes exist for a reason. If weight classes didn’t exist then you’d have heavyweights like Mike Tyson doing battle with welterweights like Floyd Mayweather Jr. In order to combat such mismatches in the game, sanctioning bodies and commissions exist to level the playing field with weight classes.

That said, athletes will often seek to test their might against bigger, stronger training partners. It appears that unified lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez wanted to test his strength against 2018 World’s Strongest Man Hafthor Bjornsson.

Both men recently crossed paths during their training. While Hafthor Bjornsson has been getting a taste of the boxing life recently, Teofimo Lopez is gearing up to defend his lightweight titles next month. Lopez last fought when he defeated the highly skilled and respected Vasyl Lomachenko. Now Lopez hopes to stave off the Australian challenger George Kambosos Jr.

Ahead of his match with Kambosos however, Teofimo Lopez decided to test his resilience against a much larger man in Hafthor Bjornsson. The two decided to trade power punches in a recent meeting. Hafthor Bjornsson first planted his fist into the Lopez’s abdomen. Backed with 344lbs frame, the shot surely must have felt the impact.

Body shot challenge from “The Mountain” 100% 🔥

 

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Not one to be outdone, Teofimo Lopez decided to put his might to the test. Hafthor Bjornsson was more than happy to receive the blow from the lightweight champ. After all in boxing you have to be able to dish it as well as take it.

David vs Goliath! Went punch for punch with the World’s Strongest Man!

 

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It’s clear that both men have a mutual respect for each other and had a ton of fun.

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News and Editorial Writer 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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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.