‘The Mountain’ Hafthor Bjornsson Plans To Keep Boxing After Win Over Eddie Hall

Thor doesn't want to hang up the gloves just yet.

Thor Bjornsson
(via Thor Bjornsson's Instagram page)

‘The Mountain’ wants to fight again.

On Saturday, Hafthor Bjornsson defeated Eddie Hall in a six-round boxing match promoted as “the heaviest boxing match in history. Bjornsson, best known as ‘The Mountain’ on the hit show Game of Thrones won a six-round decision.

The fight was entertaining with a few knockdowns; read about the results and highlights here.

“It was a good fight”

After the fight during an interview with iFL TV, Bjornsson seemed pleased with his performance.

“It was a hell of a fight, in my opinion. “I’m going to wait and see what the fans said, but in my opinion it was a good fight. I got some heavy shots. He hits hard! Let’s be honest, he hits hard,” Bjornsson said.

“I understood his gameplan was to take me down. I needed to keep my left hand up, be careful of his right hook. And I did that. Once I understood my distance and his gameplan, it was my game.”

The mountain will keep going

The 6’9″ fighter said he wants to keep getting better and possibly even fight a ‘proper’ fighter down the line as long as he keeps having fun.

“I’m learning. I’m loving this journey and I’m still a beginner,” he said. “I would say I’m okay in the beginning, I’ve learned a lot in a short period of time. So who knows where I’ll be a year from now. How much can I improve a year from now?”

“Maybe I’ll be able to fight a proper guy,” he continued. Who knows? The thing is … the only thing stopping you is your mind. And I believe in myself and I believe I can go as far as I want. And as long as I’m enjoying this journey, I’ll keep going.” 

As for his opponent Hall, he’s done fighting, unless it is a rematch.

Published on March 20, 2022 at 8:45 pm
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