Thor Bjornsson beats Eddie Hall to win ‘Heaviest Boxing Match in History’

Thor Bjornsson floored Eddie Hall twice on his way to recording a points win over his fellow weight-lifting rival.

It appeared as if Hall was going to win inside the distance during the early stages after flooring the Icelander in round two.

However, a visibly hurt Bjornsson recovered and dropped Hall in rounds three and six to ensure he won the bout on the judges' scorecards (57-54 x 3).

The fight was originally set to take place six months ago only for Hall to pull out with a bicep injury in September. The contest took place at 1am GMT in the desert.

Weighing at a combined 47st, it is the heaviest fight in boxing history and Hall - who received nasty cuts under both eyes - is open to a rematch and admitted he asked Bjornsson if he could join his training camp.

"I lost, but I can take things like a man," said the Brit. "It is what it is, that's boxing.

"At the end of the day I've just fought literally the biggest man in the world in a boxing match, I'd like to see anybody else have the balls to do that.

"It's been a hell of a journey, I've really enjoyed it. Hopefully, there's a rematch and we can do business again.

"Take care everyone, big love, the Beast."

"I've moved on," Hall told his YouTube channel about the rivalry with Hall. "I told him 'good job', it was a hell of a fight. I respect him as an athlete and I just want to move on.

"Between us, I wouldn't want a rematch because I just want to move on, but if he wants one I'll give it to him 100 per cent."

While there was respect at the end of the fight, money talks and given the success of the bout, Thor seems more than happy to collide against Hall one more time.

He said: "All the hard work and sacrifices paid off. I want to thank my coach and sparring partners, all my family, friends and fans for continuing to support me on this journey.

"I'd like to thank Eddie Hall and his team for putting up a hell of a show, he gave me a hell of a battle.

"I've never been dropped in training, so hats off to him. He really can punch. He wasn't lying! But today, I feel technique won.

"Understandably he seemed a bit angry still. He lost the fight so it's understandable as well."

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