Eddie Hall vs Thor Bjornsson: Date, UK Time, How to watch Beast v Hafthor Bjornsson boxing Match & Live…Everything you need to know about the ‘World’s Heaviest Boxing Match ‘ between Eddie ‘The Beast’ Hall and Hafþór ‘Thor’ Björnsson. We are tantalizingly close to ‘The heaviest boxing match in history as Eddie Hall and Thor prepare to go head-to-head. The contest will see two winners of the World’s Strongest Man competition lock horns in Dubai, and it’s not one to be missed.
British powerhouse Hall, who was crowned World’s Strongest Man in 2017, is taking on the Icelandic winner of the 2018 edition, Hafthor Björnsson, and it’s set to be a heavyweight battle in every sense of the phrase. Below we run you through all the details you need to tune into the fight on television.
When is Thor vs Eddie?
The fight between Eddie Hall and Hafþór Björnsson will take place in Dubai’s Duty-Free Tennis Stadium on Saturday, March 19. The fight is expected to get underway at 9 pm UK time, and there is no undercard, so there shouldn’t be many – if any – delays.
Is it on TV?
You can watch the bout free online via Segi TV.
Segi TV is allowing fans to register for free to watch the fight without cost, and coverage will begin at 8.30 pm.
The weigh-in has already taken place, and the two fighters did not disappoint. After trimming down to get in shape for the fight, Hall weighed in at 142.2kg at the fierce face-off. Björnsson, who played ‘The Mountain’ in the Game of Thrones series, weighed in a little heavier, at 152kg. Both fighters have lost significant weight for this fight, with The Beast just under 55kg lighter than during his strongman days.
Meanwhile, Thor has lost 53kg himself to get into boxing shape. The combined weight of the fighters is 294.2kg, which totals 42.6 stone – to put that into context, that’s roughly one vending machine filled with ten bags of sugar.
The prize money for this fight will be a donation to charity. The fighters have agreed that they will both donate $200,000 to a charity of the winner’s choice. There is also a further wager, with the fighters agreeing that the loser must get the opponent’s name tattooed on their body. For clarity, this is what the possibilities are, depending on the eventual loser: