Boxing

Thor Bjornsson leaves fans worried ahead of Eddie Hall bout in sparring footage

Game of Thrones star Hafthor Bjornsson has been warned he faces being knocked out inside one round when he boxes fellow strongman Eddie Hall.

Bjornsson, who stands a 6ft 9in tall, will finally lock horns with Hall in Las Vegas later this year after years of verbals between the two.

The Icelander, who was crowned World’s Strongest Man in 2018, accused his rival of ‘cheating’ to win the 2017 event.

In response, Hall claimed he wouldn’t "p**s on” Bjornsson if he was on fire.

The two giants will go head-to-head in September with both men in intense training ahead of their grudge match.

Hall, 32, has posted pictures showing his incredible weight-loss ahead of the fight, dropping an astonishing 32kg since 2017.

Bjornsson, who played the character of ‘the Mountain’ in the popular fantasy series has been posting videos of himself in training to his YouTube channel but fans have been far from impressed.

Despite his size, Bjornsson has been slammed for his lack of technique and been told to hire a proper boxing coach to avoid a humiliating defeat.

Under the first video posted last July, one fan wrote: "With all the respect I have for Hafthor, it will be a long way to avoid to get KO on the 1st round, best of luck!”

“Omg he's surrounded again by the YES guys. Get rid of them and get a professional trainer,” said another.

“Eddie is going to kill him if he is being serious in the video…” another replied.

Even the most recent video posted in December has seen fans come out with criticism, suggesting little improvement on Bjornsson’s part.

“Worst thing I've seen in a while he's so slow and is pushing the other fella around more than anything,” spat one commenter.

Another said: “RIP Thor.. by the way this looks, u have a long way to go.”

“I'm trying to look for positives, but he's slow, knackered after 1 round, and slaps with the inside of his glove, which won't even score!” lamented one fan.

Bjornsson took on Steven Ward in an exhibition fight in Dubai on Friday, weighing in at a remarkable 9 stone heavier than his opponent.

Fans can see how the fight panned out on Bjornsson’sYouTube channellater on Saturday.

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