Video Highlights: Hafthor ‘The Mountain’ Bjornsonn vs Steven Ward – The Heaviest Boxing Clash

Published 01/16/2021, 7:00 AM EST


Recently, Hafthor Bjornsson stepped inside the boxing ring against Steven Ward for an exhibition bout. He is the first man to have won the Arnold Strongman Classic, Europe’s strongest man, and the world’s strongest man in the same calendar year.

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The former strongman weighed in at a whopping 344lb. On the other hand, his opponent Steven Ward weighed in at 217lb ahead of this exhibition classic. ‘The Mountain’ slid in a massive 127lb over his opponent, Ward, in this encounter.

Marko Boxing TV shared a snippet of this contest wherein both the fighters gave each other a rugged fight.

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This was a 3-round exhibition fight in Dubai, where both the fighters performed substantially well. Post the fight, Ward took to his official Instagram handle and said, “What a night. The exhibition is over, and big Thor hits like a horse.”

Although the duo didn’t really enter a slug-fest, they kept their fans glued throughout the fight. Ward ate a few punches from the former strongman and cited his devastating power to that of a horse.

‘The Mountain’ traded a substantial amount of punches and gave his opponent a taste of his bizarre power. The bout ended with a draw, but Bjornsson took it in his stride to entertain his vast fanbase.

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Hafthor Bjornsson to compete in more such exhibition bouts?

Lately, exhibition fights in boxing have become a trend. Many athletes across different sports and big-wig actors are turning their attention towards the sport to fight for a good cause. Hafthor Bjornsson seemed to have enjoyed his time in the ring and is extremely eager to step inside the squared circle again.

The former strongman will be proud of the show he put inside the ring, and it will predominantly be his motivating factor to box again.

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Exhibition fights tend to gather more eyeballs than usual boxing fights. Not only it entertains the fans, but also positions the sport of boxing beyond the traditional audience.

‘The Mountain’s fans will be enticed to see him run it back in the ring.

Who should the former strongman face next?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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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.

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