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The Mountain makes bold prediction for fight against Eddie Hall

Published: 9/May/2020 17:06 Updated: 4/Sep/2020 12:29

by Andy Williams

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Hafthor ‘The Mountain’ Bjornsson has vowed to knock-out rival Eddie ‘The Beast’ Hall ahead of what’s being dubbed the ‘world’s heaviest boxing match’ in Las Vegas next year.

After Bjornsson beat Eddie Hall’s strongman deadlift world record by 1kg on May 2, the Icelandic giant revealed that both him and the Brit would be entering the ring as part of a mouth-watering seven-figure deal and to settle their feud once and for all.

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The pair have been at odds since 2017’s World’s Strongest Man after the controversial Viking Press event, which saw Bjornsson discounted of reps. Hall would go on to pip Bjornsson in the final standings by one point to be crowned that year’s victor.

Eddie Hall deadlifting 500 kg for his world record in 2016.
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Eddie Hall retired from the world of strongman after achieving his goal, and pursued other ventures including YouTube.

In an interview with True Georgie, Hall revealed his main motivation for wanting to lock horns with Bjornsson, delving into more personal reasons behind his decision.

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“It’s not about the contract, it’s not about the money offer, it’s not about this stupid deadlift feud we’ve got going on, Eddie admitted. “It’s the fact that he accused me of being a cheat at World’s Strongest Man, 2017.”

And with such deep-rooted motives, Eddie also touched on the intensity that he’s bringing to his training before the lights of Las Vegas shine on the two giants.

But now Hafthor has hit back at Eddie, even going so far as to make a bold prediction on the outcome of the fight — despite having only just started his training camp.

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Hafthor Bjornsson celebrating his deadlift world record.
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The Mountain stole Eddie’s long-standing deadlift world record by 1 kg. Will that give him the mental edge, or provide Eddie with more motivation?

Hafthor to knock-out Eddie ‘possibly in first round’

In an interview with the Daily Star, the 31-year-old stated that: “I can see myself knocking him out early on, possibly in the first round.”

And in terms of doing what it takes, Hafthor is no stranger to digging deep: “I know that I can work hard when it comes to these things,” he said. “I can just get into a zone to work really hard and I’m going to do that.

Aside from the money itself, Hafthor will have his own grounds for stepping into the ring with Eddie — which could stem from the Brit’s comments in the run-up to his world record deadlift, where he stated that the attempt should not stand given that it was set in Thor’s home gym.

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Eddie Hall talking on the True Geordie interview.
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Eddie was vocal about how and when a world record should be set, leading up to Hafthor’s controversial world record attempt.

Of course, the past is the past and the pair have temporarily shifted gears from strongman to boxing for the foreseeable future…

With both men each having a World’s Strongest Man title under their belt, the matchup is evenly poised and all is set for what will no doubt be a historic event in September 2021.

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Future reveals insane custom Chevrolet truck

Published: 7/Oct/2020 16:00

by Kieran Bicknell

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Rapper Future has had an incredible career spanning over several decades. In that time, he’s risen through the ranks to become a household name in the rap/hip-hop genres. Now, he’s revealed the latest addition to his garage in the form of this crazy one-off Chevrolet Blazer.

Future – real name Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn – is an American rap artist from Atlanta, Georgia. In his time as a musician, he has amassed a number of awards and released several critically-acclaimed albums and tracks.

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With a car collection including Lamborghinis, Rolls-Royces, and Bentleys, he has now revealed his latest addition.

Standing out from his collection of ‘typical’ exotic cars, Future has now taken delivery of his custom-commissioned Chevrolet K5 Blazer truck from renowned tuners RingBrothers.

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Future Custom K5 Blazer
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Future commissioned the custom truck from renowned tuners RingBrothers.

Future’s new Ringbrothers Chevy K5 Blazer

This fully-restored, one-off build looks absolutely incredible and will stand out among Future’s other ‘stock’ cars. Finished in British Racing Green, this is a color that was not available from factory, and was used only for his personal build.

The exterior has been left mostly stock other than the color change, but the front headlights have been upgraded to LED units. Not only have the headlights been changed, but also the wheels – the stock items being replaced by a set of 18″ gold HRE wheels.

Inside, the car has been completely re-trimmed in brown leather, with a number of embossed logos throughout. The factory analog dials have been refreshed, but a 10″ touchscreen has been fitted to the dash. This is coupled to an uprated JL audio system – a key upgrade for a musician such as Future.

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Future unveiled the truck on his Instagram:

Underneath the hood is the biggest upgrade to the car – a complete engine and transmission swap. The stock motor has been ditched for a 6.2l LS3 V8, coupled to an uprated GM automatic transmission. With 430hp on tap, Future will have plenty of fun driving this custom truck around.

RingBrothers co-owner Mike Ring is justifiably proud of the result: “We’re humbled that people continue to come to us for special projects like this.”

“We realize that our customers could get a new Ferrari or Lamborghini but choose us instead. It’s an honor we don’t take lightly, so we put our heart into each project. We’re glad Future appreciates that.”

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