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20th Mar 2022

‘World’s Scariest Man’ calls out ‘Thor’ following Eddie Hall defeat

Daniel Brown

‘I’d take Thor, 100 per cent, 100 per cent’

Martyn Ford was ‘gutted’ that friend Eddie Hall suffered defeat to Hafthor Bjornsson on Saturday night, but has vowed to get revenge.

Ford, dubbed by many as the ‘World’s Scariest Man’, was ringside at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium to support former World’s Strongest Man Hall.

However, the night ended in defeat for Hall as Bjornsson – nicknamed Thor – won the six-round exhibition on points, with both men knocking each other down during the bout.

Following the bout, Ford told iFL TV: “I’m just gutted for Eddie, as a friend. But I’ll tell you what, I’d definitely f***ing knock him out.

“I’d take Thor, 100 per cent, 100 per cent. In my eyes, technically, he’s good, he’s been coached well.

“But I’d take Thor, 100 per cent, I don’t know if I’d ‘knock him out’ but I’d win. I’d back myself, 100 per cent.”

Despite this, the 39-year-old admitted that he would only fight Bjornsson if given Hall’s blessing.

He added: “If Eddie versus Thor can be made and Thor wants to carry on boxing, we aren’t a million miles away from each other.

“I don’t have anything personal against Thor, I don’t even know the guy. Technically, I’d genuinely back myself.

“I’m not taking anything away, this is Eddie’s night, I’m here for Eddie, I’m not here for calling out anyone.

“Thor wants to stay in boxing, do I wanna do some boxing? F*** yeah. If Eddie wants me to do it, would I do it? F*** yeah.

“If Eddie don’t want me to do it, would I do it? No, I wouldn’t.”

Ford – who makes his boxing debut on April 30 against the ‘Iranian Hulk’ – fancies his chances against Game of Thrones star Thor if they were to face-off.

“He’s been taught very well, nice movement, composed, but he’s not f***ing venomous, man,” he said.

“I know you don’t want to go all there, but there’s no snap in the punch. I’d genuinely back myself, back myself.”

Ford will face-off against the Iranian Hulk – real name Sajad Gharibi – on April 2 at the O2 Arena in London in what will undoubtedly be one of the most extraordinary and unique boxing matches in the history of the sport.

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