Hafthor Bjornsson Dismisses Logan Paul as a Boxing Opponent but Says He Will Fight Him on One Condition

Published 11/27/2021, 8:11 AM EST


The current boxing era is witnessing a huge revolution in terms of exhibition bouts. Over the past few years, many celebrities, YouTubers, retired athletes, and more took up the ring space to fulfill their wish for fighting. On that list, Logan Paul ranks at the top and, for all the reasons in the world, he’s regarded as the face of celebrity bouts.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Paul has a tremendous fan base and everyone wants to face him inside the boxing ring. But, the Icelandic strongman, Hafthor Bjornsson, gave an unusual take on fighting ‘The Maverick’ inside the squared circle.

Speaking on ‘Anything Goes With James English’, Bjornsson said, “I feel like he’s too small for me to fight. You know they’ll be good for my profile. He’s a superstar but I mean if he would call me out, I wouldn’t say no, but I’m not going to call him out.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

A few months back, Paul brought in Bjornsson on his own podcast, wherein he challenged the strongman for a fight. But Bjornsson gave a fiery reply to the YouTuber turned boxer, thus vanquishing his aspirations to fight.

Also, there’s a world of difference in Paul and Bjornsson’s physical stats. That said, a fight between these two might put ‘The Maverick’ in a tough spot because the big man will have an undeniable advantage with his size.

Moreover, Logan Paul is busy chasing boxing legends for his boxing outings. And it doesn’t really seem like he’ll take up a fight against Bjornsson anytime soon.

Who will Logan Paul potentially face next?

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Over the past few weeks, Logan Paul and Mike Tyson‘s fight news sent shock waves across the combat sports world.

A fight between these two is not official, but it’s expected to materialize by February 2022.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

That said, if this fight is official, Paul will put all of his focus on this contest. With that, the coming few months will prove to be extremely vital for the YouTuber turned boxer, and it’ll be intriguing to see whom he finally faces.

Watch this story – Disgusting Things John Fury Said to Jake Paul at the Fury-Paul Press Conference

Enjoyed reading this article? Download our exclusive app to get 24x7 coverage, latest memes and social media banter. Click here to download.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

2486 articles

Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT