Hall was dropped twice by rival Bjornsson as the former strongman world champions put their beef to rest in the ring in Dubai
Eddie Hall was beaten in his battle of the strongmen as Thor Bjornsson overcame his rival by dropping him twice en-route to a points victory.
Five years after an acrimonious falling out after the 2017 World’s Strongest Man competition, Hall and Bjornsson attempted to settle their feud in the boxing ring.
And despite a promising start, Hall faded in the second half of the fight as Bjornsson ran out a comfortable winner on all three judges’ scorecards.
Both men said they were open to a rematch in the immediate aftermath and it looks as if this won’t be the last we’ve seen of these giants in the ring.
Here are some selected highlights from the fight, as well how we judged the bout as it happened on Saturday night…
We are underway in Dubai, what an atmosphere!
This very slight referee seems like he may have trouble separating these two guys.
Eddie Hall opens with some huge right hands and he’s hurting Thor here!
Eddie landing huge early shots, rocking Bjornsson but the Icelander finding his composure.
The Brit is cut now, and he seems to be slowing down, allowing Bjornsson to take control with his reach advantage.
It looks like Eddie wants to close the show with every shot he throws.
Good round from both men, Bjornsson more composed, but Hall looking more dangerous.
Eddie Hall lands a knockdown in the opening seconds with a solid right hand!
The Brit has put Thor on the canvas, but that knockdown wasn’t scored.
Disaster round for Bjornsson.
Bjornsson seems composed despite being dropped twice.
Hall is tiring now, he’s loading up with punches but could be running out of gas.
AND THOR PUTS DOWN EDDIE WITH A HUGE SHOT AT THE BELL!
What a fight we have on our hands!
Bjornsson has the confidence now and he’s coming out a bit more aggressive.
Hall showing surprising cardio and staying in the fight after three rounds and being dropped.
Bjornsson lands and wobbles Eddie, but both men are tiring at this point.
What a fight we’ve got on our hands in Dubai now!
Looks like the knockdowns on either side would make it level now.
Much slower start to this round.
The tiredness really showing with both men now, Hall with an unorthodox stance.
At this point, it looks like Bjornsson’s boxing fundamentals may give him a better chance here.
I have it in favour of Bjornsson right now by one round, could we be heading for a draw?
We have made it to the final round, and the fatigue really showing now.
And Bjornsson puts Hall down again! He pops straight back up, but this could be a fight winner for the Icelander.
What a fight from these two titans, looks like Thor wins that one!