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Eddie Hall unveils his new secret weapon for fight vs The Mountain

Published: 15/Jul/2020 12:16 Updated: 4/Sep/2020 12:20

by Andy Williams


Eddie ‘The Beast’ Hall has unveiled his secret weapon in his quest to defeat Hafthor ‘The Mountain’ Bjornsson in their highly anticipated boxing match in Las Vegas.

Between them, both Eddie and Hafthor have won about all there is to win in the realm of strength sports. The drama surrounding the Icelandic’s recent 501 kg deadlift has sparked a feud between the two giants, which will be settled in the ring come September 2021.

And with both athletes gearing up for what’s being dubbed ‘the heaviest boxing match ever,’ there will undoubtedly be a lot of physical preparation as they remold their body to a completely different sport.

But while Hafthor continues in his preparation for Iceland’s Strongest Man, Eddie has been hitting the boxing pads hard — and it appears that he’s also approaching his recovery with the same intensity.

Eddie Hall deadlifting 500 kg for his world record in 2016.
Eddie Hall (YouTube)
A new venture: Eddie will be swapping the bar for gloves, as he prepares for his fight with The Mountain.

Captain America? No, Eddie Hall

Hall is no stranger to intense training regimes, with the former World’s Strongest Man being vocal about his lengthy training sessions leading up to competition.

Eddie has previously stated that it was his recovery from his hard-hitting training sessions that gave him the edge, with his mantra being ‘train hard, recover harder.’

So as the 32-year-old approaches his bout with Thor, he’s taken his recovery to new heights, by buying his own cryotherapy chamber — which will allow him to stand in a chilly -140° centigrade.

While it’s not quite the Vita-Ray Chamber from Captain America, it does come with a host of benefits, including the reduction of inflammation caused from the intense sessions, as well as increasing his metabolism.

Combine this with the fact that Eddie has his own infinity spa pool, alongside a hot and cold tub being on-site, and his brand new mansion is essentially a recovery haven which will essentially allow him to train harder for longer.

There’s no doubt that both Hall and Bjornsson will be training harder than they ever have before, as both fighters gear up to win the high-profile bout.


JakeNBake hit with DMCA strike for Kanye song in two-year-old Twitch clip

Published: 30/Oct/2020 2:19 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 3:16

by Isaac McIntyre


Twitch star Jake “Jake’n’Bake” Abramson has revealed he could be “in danger of losing everything” he’s built on his channel after an old IRL clip from more than two years ago was hit with a DMCA copyright strike due to a Kanye West song.

The ongoing Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) drama sweeping across Twitch has spared no one from its reach. The new Twitch crackdown, which sees streamers pinged for licensed music on broadcasts, is the hot topic in the community right now.

One by one, Twitch’s biggest stars have been sucked into the DMCA drama; Imane “Pokimane” Anys was forced to delete her streaming back-catalog last week, and Michael “shroud” Grzesiek has called for stars to “unite” against the crackdown.

DragonForce’s Herman Li was also banned after DMCA flagged his own music.

Jake'n'Bake has become the latest Twitch streamer caught up in the DMCA drama.
Twitch: JakeNBake
Jake’n’Bake has become the latest Twitch streamer caught up in the DMCA drama.

Now, the latest star to find himself on the DMCA frontlines is Jake’n’Bake. The 30-year-old IRL star is one of the Amazon-owned platform’s biggest stars. He boasts nearly 500k followers, but that may now be in danger.

Jake’n’Bake revealed on Oct. 29 that he had been hit with a copyright infringement from Twitch. The kicker? The clip in question was from a May 9 stream all the way back in 2018, which contained just mere seconds of Kanye West’s ‘Lift Yourself.’

Jake’n’Bake gets DMCA strike for old Twitch clip

“Just to be clear… this is a 30-second clip from two and a half years ago,” Abramson wrote on Twitter soon after receiving the DMCA email.

The Twitch email detailed a “claimed infringement” on Jake’n’Bake’s old 2018 broadcast, where moments of the Kanye West song can be heard. The email warned JakeNBake could have his channel “terminated” if another offense is uncovered.

“It was from an outdoor IRL stream. I probably passed by a shop, or was in a place that was playing the song in the background… I’m now in danger of losing everything,” the Twitch star continued. “How is this even realistic?”

Jake’n’Bake, who admitted on-stream soon after that Twitch is “80% of his life,” is now rushing to download and clear his video back-catalog — 13,00 past VODS worth — in an effort to avoid that next promised DMCA strike.

“The biggest thing for me, and I think a lot of people are the same, because my stuff is IRL, there’s like three years of home videos. I love that they’re all in one place, and accessible,” he explained.

“It’s not like I just played games… for me, it’s like, in my heart, all these memories, and experiences. It’s disappointing because it just got a bit more real.”

“My fear is if I counter-ping this, and it chimes like a little ‘tick’, and some computer just turns at me and goes through everything like ‘f*ck you, f*ck you, f*ck you’… and starts pinging me for everything I’ve done! Maybe I should just delete everything so that can’t get me.”

He added later, “It’s kind of nuts how this is just controlling my life now. This was two and a half years ago! I don’t really know what to do except delete everything, which just sucks. There’s nothing else I can really do.”

The DMCA drama, unfortunately, looks set to continue into the foreseeable future on Twitch, with the platform sticking to their guns on the copyright stance.

We can layout the big names hit by the wave so far ⁠— Courage, BrookeAB, Scump, Ninja, Sonii, Mongraal, Lirik… the list goes on ⁠— and there’ll likely be more caught in the crackdown soon. Twitch has yet to comment on the most recent strikes.