Game of Thrones star Hafthor Bjornsson – known as ‘The Mountain’ in the hit series because of his colossal 6ft 9in frame – beat former World’s Strongest Man rival Eddie Hall in their long-awaited boxing match at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium on Saturday.
2017 World’s Strongest Man Hall and Bjornsson, who won the title a year later, have long traded insults and promised to knock each other out.
Englishman Hall made a faster start than his Icelandic opponent, knocking Bjornsson down in the second round.
In a meeting of two hulks with a combined weight of around 47 stone, Bjornsson then floored Hall in rounds three and six, helping him earn a unanimous decision win.
“I’ve never been dropped in training, so hats off to him,” said Bjornsson afterwards, praising Hall for providing “one hell of a battle.”
“He really can punch. He wasn’t lying. But today, I feel technique won. Understandably, he seemed a bit angry still. He lost the fight so it’s understandable as well.