Hafthor Bjornsson was given a stern take a look at by Simon Vallily in his last exhibition bout earlier than his battle with Eddie Corridor later this 12 months.
Thor, as he normally goes by, is making ready to face Eddie Corridor in ‘the heaviest boxing match in historical past’ on September 18 in Las Vegas.
The Icelandic former World’s Strongest Man winner, well-known for enjoying The Mountain in Recreation of Thrones, received 4 good rounds in in opposition to a strong professional boxer.
Thor had already skilled one exhibition battle and Vallily, 35, entered as his second opponent after his bout with MMA fighter Alex Simon was cancelled.
The bout started with a cautious opening spherical with each males respecting each other at vary.
In the direction of the tip of the session, Vallily did as he mentioned he would and examined Thor’s chin with a few left hooks.
The large man took it properly, however was staggered initially of spherical two.
One other left hook from Vallily despatched Thor tumbling backwards earlier than he shortly regained composure.
A minute later, Vallily was caught by a left hook himself and tumbled to the canvas.
Nonetheless, the referee dominated no knockdown – judging the autumn was as a result of tangling of their legs somewhat than the punch.
In spherical three, Thor hit the deck.
It was unclear from the preliminary digital camera angle whether or not this got here from a shot or one other journey, however he was quickly again to his toes and fought on.
Replays confirmed that the punch didn’t seem to land clear and Vallily stepped on his foot, inflicting him to journey.
Thor battled again and swung wildly, showing to harm Vallily in direction of the tip of the third spherical.
He bundled him to the bottom, however this was once more not dominated a knockdown.
The ultimate spherical was a quieter session with each males seemingly drained from the opening three.
They embraced on the last bell.
Vallily mentioned submit battle: “He’s awkward, he’s an enormous man, getting bodily.
“I seen his final battle and credit score to him, he’s come on loads.
“He’s received a whole lot of potential. I’m not simply saying that.”
Thor mirrored: “Simon was opponent to me, this was good to check my chin in addition to my skill to battle within the ring in opposition to knowledgeable.
“He gave me some good photographs, good hooks that landed properly.
“I used to be very pleased with my efficiency.
“I promise you I’m doing every little thing I can to knock out Eddie Corridor in September.”