WATCH: Thor Bjornsson From ‘Game of Thrones’ Knocks Out Boxing Opponent in Round 1

Published 09/19/2021, 1:46 AM EDT


Thor Bjornsson is the latest celebrity to have transitioned to boxing. He scored a first-round KO win over Devon Larratt. It was an easy night for the ‘Game of Thornes’ actor, who appeared powerful and flawless in the ring. Having said that, the main event could have been an intense collision.

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However, Bjornsson unveiled one-sided dominance to get rid of his opponent, Larratt. The fight happened in Dubai, UAE, and was available live on the PPV. However, it clearly wasn’t a fight for the traditional audiences. The recent boxing collision between Thor Bjornsson and Devon Larratt was purely entertainment-based. In that aspect, it lived up to the hype as the former ‘World’s Strongest Man’ poleaxed his rival.

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Bjornsson vs Larratt was a mismatch from the very beginning. Having no combat experience, the arm-wrestling veteran, Devon Larratt, could offer no action to his rival. Instead, he remained on the wrong end of a lopsided beat down. Thor Bjornsson came in as the aggressor and planted heavy blows in the initial stage.

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The mismatch looked prominent at that point. Bjornsson stalked his opponent in the ring and landed blows at will. He connected a massive hook to end proceedings. Although it was sheer entertainment, the matchup left us nowhere, and it’s unfair to predict if the Game of Thrones actor will be active in the sport. Meanwhile, Bjornsson has been in scraps against some of the best fighters all over the world. Here’s a look at it.

Thor Bjornsson – The Taste of Combat

The actor’s massive physical frame had grabbed attention throughout, especially after his performance in The Game of Thornes series. Besides, Bjornsson was also a popular name in the body-building community. Hence, his shift to combat happened quickly.

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A few years back, ‘The Mountain’ was spotted in an intense training session with UFC star Conor McGregor.

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Although Bjornsson couldn’t dominate McGregor, he caught the attention of the fight fans. Following that, an actual win inside the boxing ring has further upgraded his resume as a fighter.

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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. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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