You thought we were done with novelty boxing matches? Of course not! This one was quite literally a big one, as it involved ‘The Mountain’ from HBO’s Game of Thrones series.
On Saturday afternoon in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, boxing fans were treated to Icelandic giant and 2018 World’s Strongest Man Hafthor ‘Thor’ Bjornsson taking on legendary arm wrestling champion Devon Larratt of Canada.
To set the scene: This boxing match was only booked about a month ago after Bjornsson’s original opponent, fellow strongman Eddie Hall, was forced to pull out of the event. Larrett has no prior combat sports experience at all.