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The Mountain shares pro boxer sparring footage ahead of Eddie Hall fight

Published: 4/Sep/2020 14:17 Updated: 4/Sep/2020 14:48

by Jacob Hale

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Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, better known as Game of Thrones’ Gregor Clegane or ‘The Mountain,’ has revealed footage of him sparring with a professional boxer in the lead-up to his fight with fellow strongman Eddie Hall.

On May 2, The Mountain challenged Hall to a boxing match after breaking his deadlift world record, and before long the two set up a planned date to fight in September 2021.

With a year still to go before the fight is scheduled to take place, there is still a decent amount of time for preparation. By the looks of it, Björnsson is already on his way to putting in a good performance.

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Thor is already starting to look a lot different, with a big body fat drop thanks his boxing regime.

In previous weeks, Hall has also been showing off sparring footage and looking very in the ring, making some fans of The Mountain a little worried about his chances when the fight rolls around.

This new footage, though, sees Björnsson looking fairly accustomed to the ring and the sport itself, showing off both his strengths and weaknesses as a boxer.

This is the first time The Mountain has shared sparring footage, claiming that he “almost knocked out” his opponents. As his impressed viewers say in the comments, his footwork, accuracy and hand speed aren’t looking too shabby, as well as his navigation of the ring.

As he says at the end of the video, Bjornsson picked opponents that are similar in size and stature to Hall, making him as prepared as possible for how the fight might play out and what he’ll be coming up against.

On the other side of the fight, Hall has been looking impressive and like a more natural boxer than The Mountain, and is quite fast considering his weight (with the size of these fighters, speed isn’t something you should expect).

Nonetheless, Hafþór looks like he can really pack a punch — which isn’t much of a surprise — and you’ll need some serious endurance to take those hits and not feel it, though the same could be said for Eddie, too.

With the improvements both fighters are making over time, the betting man might still lean towards a Hall win, though anything could happen between now and fight night.

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Inside Drake’s plane: $220 million Air Drake jet revealed

Published: 28/Oct/2020 12:36

by Kieran Bicknell

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It’s not news to anyone that Drake is one of the most successful musicians of his generation. When you’re that famous, the job perks are impressive – such as his custom Boeing 767 jet, nicknamed ‘Air Drake’.

With a net worth of between $150-$200 million depending on who you ask, it’s safe to say Drake has made a success out of his musical career. Of course, such a star needs a way of getting around in style, and alongside his impressive car collection, he has ‘Air Drake.’

Interestingly, Drake was actually given the jet free of charge. Fellow Canadians Cargojet gifted the ex-cargo plane to Drizzy in a publicity deal, so long as it gets plastered all over his social media.

Given that the jet itself would’ve cost somewhere around the $100m mark, the additional customization allegedly cost between $80 and $100m, to make it Drake’s very own. In total, that’s around $220m of private jet for free, not to mention the incredible custom OVO-inspired finish by designer Virgil Abloh.

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The ‘Air Drake’ Boeing 767 is instantly recognizable wherever it goes.

Inside Drake’s private jet

In revenue-earning service, the Boeing 767 can carry over 200 passengers, but Drake has only 30 seats on his luxury jet.

The entire interior of the plane has been gutted and custom-built for the rapper. Wood paneling, leather, and gold finishes are found almost everywhere. With his lavish lifestyle, all the fittings are likely the best on the market.

There is also an abundance of mirrors aboard Air Drake, mimicking the style of his massive $100m Toronto mansion. Given how much he travels, it makes sense for the star to have ‘home away from home.’

In terms of layout on board, Air Drake really is a ‘hotel in the sky.’ The jet has a full-size bedroom suite with a king-sized bed, two living rooms, a business lounge, and a number of fully-fitted bathrooms.

Drake has previously boasted about “never” having to share the jet with anyone else, and he can take off whenever he likes (subject to flight planning). Given that chartering a similar-sized plane can cost up to $18,000 an hour, Drake is likely saving a lot of money by using his private plane.

Alongside its use for travel, the plane is also a fantastic marketing tool for Drake. With its’ instantly-recognizable design, there is never any doubt when Drake is in town – just check the local airport.