Game of Thrones followers know Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson as Gregor Clegane, aka the Mountain, the towering behemoth who popped Oberyn Martell’s eyes out of his cranium throughout Tyrion Lannister’s trial by fight in King’s Landing.
But exterior the present, Björnsson is an expert strongman with a number of world titles to his identify. More just lately, he’s been boxing in exhibition matches, and has reworked his physique within the course of:
I imply, he’s nonetheless large — man is 6’9″ — nevertheless it’s a really different-looking type of large.
Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson will combat Eddie Hall on March 19
Björnsson’s subsequent boxing match has been a very long time coming: it’s towards fellow professional strongman Eddie Hall, with whom he’s had an expert rivalry for some time. “The wait is finally over,” Björnsson tweeted. “I will be stepping into the ring on March 19th in Dubai to face Eddie. It’s been a long journey, almost two whole years from the day I announced this fight. It hasn’t always been easy but I’ve loved every minute of it. Tickets & viewing info coming soon.”
Actually, “professional rivalry” could also be promoting it a bit quick. Hall, a minimum of, feels like he’s typically indignant with Björnsson, which apparently began after Björnsson accused Hall of dishonest at a strongman competitors in 2017. “I want to hurt him,” Hall informed Muscle and Health. “This is a severe combat. We truly genuinely hate one another.
I simply need to bang this man out, bang him out once more, after which simply get him out of my headspace as a result of I’ve simply spent an excessive amount of time fixated on wanting to harm this man and I simply want to maneuver on. He wronged me in 2017, he’s put a black cloud over me for a lot of years. I simply need to put that to mattress and transfer on with my life.
It’s exhausting to inform if that is real or placed on to drum up curiosity within the match. Like, I didn’t assume folks truly talked like skilled wrestlers of their day-to-day lives. I suppose it’ll come to a head a method or one other on March 19.
Game of Thrones alum Hannah Waddingham in a Super Bowl business
In a lot lighter information, anybody watching the Super Bowl the opposite day might have acknowledged Game of Thrones Hannah Waddingham (Septa Unella, aka the Shame Nun) in a business for purchasing app Rakuten, the place she performs a high-stakes poker participant. Watch it under:
Since Thrones, Waddingham has earned an Emmy for her work on Ted Lasso! And a Super Bowl business isn’t a nasty feather to have in her cap, both.
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