In the heaviest fight in the history of super heavyweight boxing, 164 kg Eddie ‘The Beast’ Hall is set to go toe-to-toe with 205 kg Hafthor Bjornsson, aka The Mountain.
The highly anticipated fight will take place on September 2021 in Nevada, Las Vegas and bookmakers have already begun pricing up the event.
The two have been exchanging verbal blows since Bjornsson broke Eddie Hall’s deadlift record earlier this year, and in September 2021 they will get the chance to turn words into action as they battle it out in the ring in the USA.
Are you ready for The Beast vs The Mountain?
Where Can I Bet on The Beast vs The Mountain?
At the time of writing, most bookmakers make The Beast favourite for this bout. However, with the world yet to see what either of these former winners of the World’s Strongest Man title are truly capable of in the ring, this encounter is anything but a foregone conclusion.
Some bookies are yet to release their odds, but as always with a fight of this magnitude, you can expect to see plenty of promotional offers for both new and existing customers as we get closer to autumn 2021.
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- Where Can I Bet on The Beast vs The Mountain?
- Odds for The Beast vs The Mountain
- The Beast vs The Mountain Prediction
- Where and When Will The Beast vs The Mountain Take Place?
- The Beast and the Mountain's Previous Fighting Experience
- The Beast – Who is He?
- The Mountain – Who is He?
- Where Can I Live Stream The Beast vs The Mountain?
- Commonly Asked Questions
Odds for The Beast vs The Mountain
Below are the prices some of our favourite bookmakers are offering for Eddie Hall vs Hafthor Bjornsson. Many markets – method of victory, round betting etc. – have not yet been opened.
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*Odds are subject to change.
The Beast vs The Mountain Prediction
In this Goliath vs Goliath clash, the weight will surely be the decisive factor. When an overweight Andy Ruiz fought Anthony Joshua last December, the Mexican-American weighed just under 130kg. These two men are far bigger.
Both will almost certainly cut weight before September, but Eddie Hall vs Hafthor Bjornsson will still be the heaviest clash in history. Quite simply, super heavyweight boxing has never seen a match-up like this.
There’s very little to choose between the two in terms of raw strength. Eddie Hall’s deadlift record was snatched by Bjornsson when the Icelandic strongman lifted just 1 kg more than the Brit.
In terms of height, Eddie ‘The Beast’ Hall stands at an imposing 6′ 3”. Bjornson, however, who shot to widespread fame playing The Mountain in Game of Thrones, is an astonishing 6′ 9″. This stature brings a greater reach but perhaps reduced mobility.
Both men possess incredible punching. As the more mobile of the two, Eddie Hall will be better equipped to dodge the heavier blows. By the law of averages, this fact puts the Brit in a stronger position.
The outcome of this superheavyweight clash will depend on the mind as much as it does the body.
The two men have been engaged in a bitter dispute regarding the Eddie Hall Strongman title in 2017. Bjornsson – who finished 2nd in that year’s standings but would go on to take the crown the following year – accused The Beast of cheating and made allegations of corruption among the event’s referees. While boxing promoters often cry “it’s personal”, this time it really is. The question is, who will be able to best channel their anger? Most signs point to Eddie Hall.
Depending on how confident you’re feeling, you can always make a forecast bet with more than one selection.
Where and When Will The Beast vs The Mountain Take Place?
While an exact date and time are yet to be confirmed, we do know that The Beast vs The Mountain will take place sometime in September 2021.
Staffordshire-born Hall might have been angling for the fight to happen in the UK, but the money has ultimately led to Las Vegas being named as the venue for this super heavyweight clash of the titans.
The neutral battleground should put both competitors on an even footing, in theory at least. The Mountain actor’s Game of Thrones fame has earned Bjornsson a huge following in the States. Eddie Hall has a large profile across the Atlantic too, but Bjornsson might just about have the edge in terms of the atmosphere in the stadium.
Las Vegas has become the spiritual home of boxing and combat sports at large in recent years. The MGM Grand Garden Arena has played host to such high-profile events as Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs Manny Pacquiao and, in more recent times, the rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury. Across town, the T-Mobile Arena has opened its doors for fans to witness dozens of breath-taking UFC fixtures, most notably Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Conor McGregor in 2018.
McGregor also fought at the T-Mobile Arena a year earlier, although this time in a different discipline: boxing. He fought and lost against Floyd Mayweather in the second most lucrative fight night in history. There are a few parallels with that fight and the one set to take place in Las Vegas in September. Boxing is not McGregor’s primary sport, nor is it Hall or Bjornsson’s. That, above all else, is what makes this super heavyweight boxing match in Las Vegas such a fascinating prospect.
The Beast and the Mountain’s Previous Fighting Experience
As mentioned, both Eddie ‘The Beast’ Hall and Hafthor Bjornsson come into this fight with an official record of 0-0-0. It will be both men’s first experience of a real boxing match on this scale.
There is a great deal of debate as to whether these “celebrity” fights are good for the sport. Recent years have seen the rise of YouTube stars in the ring, with the fights between KSI and Logan Paul in 2018 and 2019 respectively becoming two of the most-watched combat sports events in recent years – despite the fact that neither are technically sportsmen.
The fight between The Beast and The Mountain is in a different category to KSI vs Logan Paul in that both men are world-class athletes with the will power and genetic capability to adapt to different disciplines. But their almost complete lack of boxing credentials has still drawn criticism from some fans.
Of the two, Eddie Hall has the advantage in terms of actual in-the-ring experience. He competed at a charity boxing match in 2012 consisting of three two-minute rounds. He was easily defeated by his opponent, an amateur, and displayed little prowess throughout, with his critics pointing out a near-total lack of head movement on his part.
However, while his experience is limited, it is still greater than Bjornsson’s. There are a few YouTube clips of The Mountain sparring at the gym, most notably with Conor McGregor, but nothing that gives us any indication that he is anywhere near a good professional standard.
It goes without saying that, after a further year’s training, both men will be better boxers than they currently are. But as it will be both men’s first real fight, neither will bring any significant momentum with them into the ring.
The Beast – Who is He?
Eddie ‘The Beast’ Hall was born in Newcastle-under-Lyme, a sleepy market town in the West Midlands in England on 15 January 1988.
He showed signs of exceptional athleticism early on in life, taking part in competitive swimming galas and playing rugby union to a reasonably high standard in his hometown.
The first of many Eddie Hall strongman titles came over a decade ago when the 32-year-old began competing in local events in Staffordshire. Eddie Hall’s deadlift world record would arrive a few years later. In the interluding period, he busied himself by building up both his physique and his brand.
Before officially becoming his country’s strongest man, Eddie competed in numerous competitions in the hope of earning a place at the World’s Strongest Man event. His first major honour came in 2010 when he was named England’s Strongest Man. This was quickly followed by six successive victories in the UK’s Strongest Man competition, as well as five more in Britain’s Strongest Man.
He first qualified for the WSM in 2012, but would not finish any higher than 6th until 2015. A 4th place finished was followed up by a 3rd and then, finally, 1st in 2017.
Eddie Hall’s deadlift world record came first in 2014 when he picked up a 462kg weight. It is a record which he himself has gone on to break several times, most recently in 2016 when he lifted 500kg (1,104 lbs).
His muscle-bound physique has taken years to carve out and has made him the most culturally relevant British strongman since Geoff Capes. He has already made dozens of film and television appearances and is a prominent character in the landscape of British sport.
If Eddie Hall vs Hafthor Bjornsson ends in victory for the Brit, his foray into super heavyweight boxing could cement his legacy.
Eddie Hall’s Titles
Let’s take a look at the titles Eddie ‘The Beast’ Hall has won throughout his career.
- Official Deadlift World Record (competition conditions) – 500 kg
- Axle Press World Record – 216 kg
- Britain’s Strongest Man, 1st – 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
- World’s Strongest Man, 1st – 2017
- Europe’s Strongest Man, 2nd – 2017
- World’s Strongest Man, 3rd – 2016
- Uk’s Strongest Man, 1st – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
- England’s Strongest Man, 1st – 2010, 2011
The Mountain – Who is He?
Actor, strongman, basketballer, vodka distillery owner, the man who broke Eddie Hall’s deadlift record, and now super heavyweight boxer – the man they call “The Mountain” has a CV as long as it is varied.
The colossus was born in Reykjavík, the capital city of Iceland, on 26 November 1988. At 31 years of age, he has been active for over a decade at the top of the strongman game.
His venture into super heavyweight boxing is not the first time he has switched sports. In fact, Hafthor began his athletic career not as a strongman, but a pro basketballer. His huge stature gave him a natural advantage in the top-tier of the Icelandic basketball league system where he represented Breiðablik.
He would be forced into early retirement following an ankle injury, but stayed in sport, choosing to go down a wildly different route. Within three years of becoming a strongman, he was crowned Iceland’s Strongest Man. He would go on to win 38 major honours in the sport.
Throughout the rest of the world, Bjornsson is probably best known as The Mountain in Game of Thrones, the enormously successful HBO fantasy drama. Hafthor played the part of the giant knight from season four up until season eight and has won plaudits for his portrayal.
He took Eddie Hall’s deadlift crown in May, surpassing the Brit’s record by a single kilogram. A little petty, some might say. But this is just another play in what has become a bitter feud between the two strongmen. Should Eddie Hall vs Hafthor Bjornsson end in a victory for The Mountain actor, it will give the Icelander the definitive upper hand in the squabble.
Hafthor Bjornsson’s Titles
Below are some of the prizes The Mountain has amassed throughout his time as a powerlifter and actor.
- Game of Thrones – Numerous Awards
- Deadlift World Record (unofficial, beating Eddie Hall’s deadlift record) – 501 kg
- Iceland’s Strongest Man – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
- Europe’s Strongest Man, 1st – 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019
- World’s Strongest Man, 3rd – 2012, 2013, 2015, 2019
- World’s Ultimate Strongman – 2018
- World’s Strongest Man, 1st – 2018
- World’s Strongest Man, 2nd – 2014, 2016, 2017
- Strongest Man in Iceland – 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016, 2017
- Europe’s Strongest Man, 2nd – 2016
- Iceland’s Strongest Viking – 2010, 2011, 2012
Where Can I Live Stream The Beast vs The Mountain?
As with nearly all high-profile super heavyweight boxing matches, Eddie Hall vs Hafthor Bjornsson will be available via pay-per-view on a number of different channels. In the UK, expect to see the fight brought to you via Sky Sports or BT Sports.
If you’re based in the United States, keep an eye on Fox Sports and ESPN. Listings have not yet been announced, but it is likely that these broadcasters will provide coverage of the event.
For other listings, be sure to keep scanning social media for when your usual sports network posts its schedule. No matter where you are in the world, you will be able to watch this fight.
Time zone permitting, you might also be able to watch the action at your local pub.
The fight between Eddie ‘The Beast’ Hall and The Mountain will be a unique sporting event – you don’t want to miss it. Make sure you plan well in advance of the fight how you are going to access coverage.
One avenue we know for sure that you’ll be able to use to watch these two behemoths square off is through various bookmakers, including William Hill, Betfred, Coral, and Betfair. Simply place a bet, and you’ll have access to a live stream of the event in Las Vegas.
Pay-per-view packages usually cost around £20; if you’re not willing to spend that much, then watching the action via a bookmaker’s stream might be your most cost-effective option.
Commonly Asked Questions
Below are the answers to some of the more frequently asked questions regarding the upcoming fight in Las Vegas.
How can I get tickets for The Beast vs The Mountain?
Tickets for Eddie Hall vs Hafthor Bjornsson have not yet been released – and it might well be some time before they are. Keep abreast of social media and regularly check websites such as Ticketmaster, Seetickets, Eventim and Viagogo to get the best chance of witnessing this remarkable spectacle in the flesh.
What is the Beast vs The Mountain size comparison?
The Mountain beats The Beast in terms of weight. At the time of writing, the scales have him at 205 kg compared to Eddie Hall, who comes in at a comparatively light 164 kg.
Where can I find The Beast vs The Mountain stats?
As this occasion will be both fighters’ boxing debut, your best bet to find pre-match data is probably to comb Google and take information from websites such as Roguefitness.com and Bodybuilding.com.
What date is The Beast vs The Mountain fight?
Eddie Hall vs Hafthor Bjornsson will take place in September 2021, with an exact date yet to be confirmed.
How tall is The Mountain?
Bjornsson is a mind-blowing 6′ 9″. It remains to be seen whether his stature will work in his favour during this fight.
How much is Eddie Hall worth?
According to Wealthypersons.com, Eddie Hall’s net worth is an eye-watering $35 million.
Why is Thor fighting Eddie Hall?
It’s no secret that Eddie Hall vs Hafthor Bjornsson is fuelled by animosity. They have a history of mutual dislike dating back to when Hafthor accused Eddie of cheating during the 2017 World’s Strongest Man competition. The two have been involved in a war of words ever since.
Who has the World’s Strongest Man title?
Latvian-American Martins Licis is the current holder of the World’s Strongest Man title. Bjornsson won in 2018 and Hall in 2017.
Who holds the deadlift world record?
Central to the drama of this coming together is the deadlift world record. Bjornsson currently holds the title, having bested Eddie Hall by just one kilogram earlier this year.
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