Fitness

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.

Thor The Mountain from Game of Thrones
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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.

Entertainment

TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney

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Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

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Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.