Eddie Hall explains the origins of heated rivalry between him and Thor Bjornsson.

 Eddie Hall explains where his rivalry with Thor Bjornsson originates. They are fighting in a boxing match next month. The former strongmen will meet six months after their original meeting was canceled because Hall suffered a bicep injury.

Bjornsson instead competed against arm-wrestling champion Devon Larratt at the event, easily defeating him. The two fighters will now fight in the 'heaviest match in boxing history,' which is a recent exchange of words after the fight was announced.

And Hall said his rivalry with Bjornsson began at the 2017 World's Strongest Man competition.

I just want to hit this guy again - I'm so angry with him. It sounds like Hall said that I should just get him out of my headspace.

I've been obsessing over wanting to hurt this man and I need to move on. He wronged me in 2017, and it has been a problem for a number of years. I just want to put that behind me and move on with my life.

Bjornsson completed 15 repetitions during the 'Viking press' event, but he was later ruled to have committed an illegal move and was therefore disqualified.

We want to hurt each other badly. This is a serious fight. We really dislike each other, he added.

Bjornsson was disqualified from the Viking press lift competition, and Hall went on to win it. After Bjornsson's disqualification, he retired from strongman competitions altogether.

Bjornsson will achieve his dream of winning the competition in 2018 after placing either third or second for six consecutive years.

Four years after setting a world record for deadlifting 500kg, Bjornsson lifted 501kg in his home gym.

Coach Hall said that he went and did a "hero lift" - which is a weightlifting exercise that is usually much harder than the regular lifts - in order to try and break my world record for the deadlift. If he beats me then the fact that the weight was only 1kg heavier is irrelevant, but I just can't understand how he can think his attempt is legitimate.

Did someone check the plates? His dad weighed them! It just doesn't make sense to me.

This means that if I pulled 500 kilograms (1,100 pounds) four years ago in my home gym and my own dad weighed the plates, everyone would think I was lying.

I retired, so Thor (the World's Strongest Man) is the new champ. He's lucky I retired, or else he never would have won the title.


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