‘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.