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The Mountain reveals shredded physique in prep for Eddie Hall fight

Published: 30/May/2020 10:15 Updated: 4/Sep/2020 12:29

by Andy Williams

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Game of Thrones star Hafthor ‘The Mountain’ Bjornsson has unveiled a significant amount of weight loss as he continues to prepare for his bout against British giant Eddie ‘The Beast’ Hall in Las Vegas.

Hafthor locking horns with Eddie is a true clash of the titans. While both men are dedicating the best part of the next 18 months towards getting in the best shape of their life, the strongmen are both colossal in size.

At their biggest, Hafthor weighed just under 210 kg (463 lbs) while Eddie weighed 195 kg (410 lbs)… So there’s a clear reason why their bout is being dubbed as the ‘world’s heaviest boxing match.’

Hafthor Bjornsson with coach during prep for fight versus Eddie Hall.
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Both fighters have been brushing up on their technique while shaking some excess pounds.

Although one thing that has caught the attention of some is just how quickly Bjornsson has shifted some of the excess weight he was carrying in order for him to pull the deadlift world record at the beginning of May.

After continuous work on the pads and in the gym, the 31-year-old former World’s Strongest Man is looking sharper than ever, after dropping almost 20 kg (44 lbs) in the space of a few weeks.

Posting the picture to his Instagram, Bjornsson looked much leaner and meaner following a training session, as he proclaimed to weigh 188 kg… “When I started this journey I weighed 206kg.”

Visibly, Bjornsson looks much leaner in his face compared to images of him throughout his prep for his 501 kg deadlift, all of which has been documented on the star’s Instagram.

Of course, both camps will be keen to get in the best shape of their life before they enter the ring in Las Vegas next year.

It’s not all work and no play for Hafthor, though, as he has been keen to showcase his gaming talents on his Twitch channel.

From Warzone to CS:GO, the Icelandic giant has proven that he is nimble on the keys as he continuously puts up some impressive numbers on an array of titles.

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Jake Paul claims he’s “dedicating his life” to beating Conor McGregor

Published: 5/Dec/2020 11:48

by Georgina Smith

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Social media star turned occasional boxer Jake Paul has revealed just how far he will go to beat the MMA superstar Conor McGregor in a fight, saying he’s “dedicating his life” to the ultimate match.

Since his undercard fight with Deji at the Logan Paul vs KSI event back in August 2018, the youngest Paul brother has undeniably developed a taste for the sport.

Most recently he fought Nate Robinson, and in just two rounds Jake managed to knock his opponent out, in a clip that promptly went viral. The YouTuber reportedly scooped up millions in earnings from the fight. But Jake is by no means planning to stop there.

Jake Paul stands celebrating after defeating Deji Olatunji.
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Jake Paul celebrates victory over Deji.

He’s now setting his sights on some much higher-level opponents, saying in a post-fight interview: “I’m taking this seriously. There’s a long list of opponents that I want. Conor McGregor, Dillon Danis, I’m going to knock them both out.”

In an interview with ESPN’s Marc Raimondi, Jake has revealed just how committed he is to fighting the mixed martial arts star, though acknowledges that it will take a whole lot of preparation.

He explained: “I want to fight a couple more people, I think, first. But we’re figuring that out. Because I wanna prove to the world that I’m gonna knock out all these fighters.”

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“Conor McGregor can maybe be like the final boss,” Jake continued. “You know if we were playing a video game he could maybe be the final boss. And then I’ll probably retire after I beat McGregor.”

The star also made sure to hammer home to viewers that he really is in this game for the long run, saying “people just think it’s a joke, people are like ‘ah, he’s gonna get killed.’ I am dedicating my life to beating Conor McGregor.”

A Paul vs. McGregor fight would certainly be one to tune in to, and with these events being a huge revenue magnet, the chances of its continuation are substantial.