Eddie Hall has already started training for his boxing fight with fellow strongman Hafthor ‘Thor’ Bjornsson after suffering a bicep tear during training last week
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Less than two weeks after suffering a bicep tear in sparring, Eddie Hall has started training again for his boxing match against Hafthor Bjornsson.
Hall was set to take on Bjornsson in a fight that was dubbed “The heaviest boxing match in history”. Originally scheduled to take place on September 18 at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, it will now be pushed back until March or April of next year.
Last week Hall revealed he had torn his left bicep after throwing a “lazy left hook” during sparring.
“”Little bit of bad news. On Monday I threw a bit of a lazy left hook in training and I detached my left bicep,” Hall said last week.
“The good news is I had the surgery on Thursday, it was a complete success. The bicep’s reattached and I’m able move it already, even after two days the hand’s back in and the swelling has gone down massively.
“But I’m in good spirits, the arm is reattached. ‘m doing everything I can to recover as quickly as I can and I’m looking forward to getting back to training. I’m most looking forward to ripping Thor’s face off.”
As he prepares to fight Bjornsson a later date, Hall posted two videos to his Instagram account this week that showed him hitting the speed bag and swimming some lengths in the pool.
“Day 11 after bicep reattachment, 5 rounds one armed sparring followed by 10x 1min speed ball,” Hall wrote.
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“Day 12 after bicep reattachment – 6 x 6 lengths swimming followed by shadow boxing drills in the water.”
Promoters of the September 18 event, MTK Global and CoreSports, are planning on keeping Bjornsson on the card to compete in an exhibition bout.
Hall, who is nicknamed ‘The Beast’, won the World’s Strongest Man contest in 2017. The year before Hall broke the world record for the heaviest deadlift ever pulled (500 kilos) under strongman rules at the time.
Bjornsson, who is most commonly known as ‘Thor’, snatched Hall’s title as World’s Strongest Man in 2018. The Icelandic strongman also surpassed Hall’s deadlift record last year, lifting 501 kilos at his gym in Iceland.
Of the fight cancellation, Bjornsson recently said: “Super disappointed but this is not in my hands.
“Next up is finding a new opponent so I can fight in September. I’m taking this extremely serious and I’ll be even more prepared. When Eddie is ready, I’ll be waiting.”
Both men have never stepped foot in the ring before professionally, although Bjornsson has taken on pro boxers Steven Ward and Simon Vallily in exhibition contests to prepare for the fight with Hall.