Eddie Hall versus Hafthor Bjornsson is postponed after the Englishman suffered a torn bicep
The fight was due to go ahead in September
Hafthor Bjornsson's fight with Eddie Hall has been postponed after the Englishman suffered a torn bicep in training.
The news was announced by MTK Global Boxing late Sunday night on Twitter.
"Eddie Hall has suffered an injury, and his planned fight with Hafthor Bjornsson has been postponed," wrote MTK.
The rest of the September 18th card will still go ahead as planned, however.
📝@EddieHallWSM has suffered an injury, and his planned September fight with @ThorBjornsson_ has been postponed.
The rest of the card goes ahead as planned, including Josh Bridges vs. Jacob Heppner, @avrilmathie, Stefi Cohen and more.
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— MTK Global Boxing (@MTKGlobal) July 25, 2021
In gruesome footage accompanying the announcement, Hall can be seen tearing his bicep during a routine sparring session.
The injury occurred when Hall attempted to throw a fairly innocuous-looking left hook at his sparring partner.
The Stoke man yelled out in agony right away. He knew exactly what damage had been done.
"Ah f**k, oh no! Torn my bicep. It's off. F**k f**king sake!"
Why is Hafthor Bjornsson fighting Eddie Hall?
The bad blood between the two strongman behemoths goes back to 2017, when Bjornsson accused Hall of cheating as he became the first Brit to lift the World's Strongest Man title for more than 20 years.
Rivalries intensified last year when Bjornsson broke Hall's 500kg world deadlift record - by a single kilo.
How Hafthor Bjornsson and Eddie Hall got shredded for their boxing debuts
Both men have lost a considerable amount of weight for the fight, although it has now of course been postponed.
Hall has lost five and a half stone since being crowned World's Strongest Man in 2017.
When Hall was competing in strongman, he was wolfing down as much as 12,000 calories every single day:
He previously told Guinness World Records his diet plan included:
- Raw steaks
- Protein shakes
- Full English breakfast
- Beef jerky
- 150 grams of cashew nuts
- Litres of cranberry juice
- Protein shakes
- Steak and chips
- Salmon and pasta
- Chicken and pasta or rice
- Half a family cheesecake
- Tuna sandwiches
- Five or six portions of fruit
- More cranberry juice
- Carb powder
- Litre protein shakes with full fat milk
- Coconut water after working out to replenish
- Spag bol
- Steak and chips again
- The other half of the family cheesecake for pudding
- Protein bars
- Beef jerky
In order to lose so much weight, Hall completely overhauled his diet. His daily diet now includes:
- 7.30am: One apple before morning power walk
- Breakfast: Steak and scrambled eggs (five eggs), one glass of orange juice
- Mid-morning: Whey protein shake
- Lunch: Two large pieces of chicken, rice, mixed vegetables and half a glass of orange juice
- Mid-afternoon: Chocolate granola or punnet of strawberries with Manuka honey
- 6pm meal: Homemade chicken curry, rice and vegetables (carrots, peas and sweetcorn)
- Dinner (8.30pm): Large portion of air-fried chicken, two baked potatoes, asparagus, coleslaw, peppers cooked in butter and half a bottle of mayonnaise
- Evening snacks: Yoghurt, nuts, honey, fruit