The Mountain From Game of Thrones Weighs In at His Lightest in 23 Years as He Continues Boxing Training

Published 01/11/2022, 11:30 AM EST


Games of Thrones actor Hafthor Bjornsson seems serious about his upcoming boxing stint and we can predict him to remain in the combat community for quite some time. The former World’s Strongest Man earned legitimate fame in the entertainment world after playing the role of Mountain in ‘GOT’. While he could have picked any of these professions for his future, Bjornsson has laced the boxing gloves to take on Eddie Hall in the ring.

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Hall and Bjornsson, the two ex-World Strongest Men were scheduled to lock horns in 2021. However, the fight was postponed and it can now happen somewhere in early 2022. That said, Bjornsson has surprisingly touched his lowest weight so far. His recent clip is shocking enough to send the fans into a frenzy.

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Back in 2017, Bjornsson lost to Hall as World Strongest Man, where he weighed 145 lbs. But he earned the title in 2018. Later, he dropped his weight to almost 200 lbs. But he is at 145 now, which means Hafthor Bjornsson is currently a welterweight boxer.

In his latest IG post, ‘Mountain’ wrote, “shape has improved and endurance has improved drastically in this prep. Plus my body has no aches or pains. My bodyweight is 145kg which is the lightest I’ve been since the age of ten.”

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In the UFC, the featherweight division has the 145 lbs limit. Hence Bjornsson has shed a massive amount of weight and seems ready to offer a lighter and deadlier version of himself against Eddie Hall. Following the history of the rivalry between both men, Hall vs Bjornsson shall be an intriguing contest.

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Bjornsson hinted at training with fury for his upcoming boxing stint. If happened in reality, it will be a massive advantage on his side.

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While several athletes and social media stars have tried their luck in boxing in the past few years, it makes sense for Bjornsson to enter the trend. He has always been an example of peak physical specimen and can soon earn a hefty payday by battling Hall.

Who do you think will win? Bjornsson or Hall?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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