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Eddie Hall vs Thor Björnsson boxing match

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BigMaccaIcon...18-05-2020 @ 19:44 
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Samthepigman said:These stories are always going to come up these days. The more mainstream things become the more contraversy the general public want. I don't follow the whole bulls**t stuff myself, which is why I deleted Facebook etc a few months ago, I still use Instagram to keep in the loop with strongman though, otherwise I wouldn't know what was going on. But alot of people are interested in these bull s**t stories / drama these days. Which is why love island etc is popular Unhappy

The most important thing in the video that is being overlooked is Big Z.

Bryce "Does anyone have any more questions?"

Big Z "What colour is the plane"

Grin
PaulSavageIcon...19-05-2020 @ 14:04 
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BigMacca said:
The Viking Press incident was the least controversial thing at WSM 2017 - All it boils down to is an athlete not agreeing with an officials decision (big wow).
Bryce's judging was all over the place, but Ed was going to win that event all day, every day.
What they don't want to show however, is how it was just another perceived issue on top of a few others:
  • Eddie getting info about the events months before the other athletes (allegedly)
  • Events being changed last minute to better suit Eddie (allegedly) - e.g. Drag taken out for tyre flip, stone platforms lowered, being allowed to rest/put the equipment down on the Viking press
  • Favourable judging for Eddie (e.g. super quick down calls on the deadlift)

The above actually lead to Thor and Shaw (well, minus the viking press for Shaw) threatening to pull out mid competition.
But all of that is commonplace in strongman, especially Giants Live/WSM events - It's just part of the game and they all know about it (how many associations got thrown at Terry Todd over the years for tailoring the events to suit Big Z?)
Thor acted like a little girl about WSM 2017, no two ways about it.
Whatever happened with event selection/changes, Ed still had to turn up and do the business and he did just that!
The current media onslaught by Giants live is to make Ed look like less of a sore loser about the 501kg deadlift - Now that Thor looks like he's done with strongman (and clearly doesn't like Bryce), they have no reason not to go after him as they are Team Eddie all the way.
Strongman is moving more away from being a sport than it ever was with all this bulls**t.
It was bad enough when it was being treated as just a TV show, but it's now turning into reality TV Unhappy

No doubt it's all true as the exact same happened with Martin's last year and can't think of any other final with basically 5 heavy static events and then the only 'moving' event being a heavy truck pull. It was extremely obvious it was designed for ed to win. Just taking the drag out with Thor being amazing at it cost Thor the title by a good few points as no doubt others would have beat ed too. Thor was the better strongman, he proved that at Europe's but again it's a TV show, they don't care about the sport or who's better.
WILLSANIcon...21-05-2020 @ 12:38 
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https://fitnessvolt.com/hafthor-bjornsson-never-giants-live/?fbclid=IwAR0BuGiIJM-wbWq48n_L-qne79n8PzzzhO2BcRyVHks9Tpd98gi-7Ujgd-I

“I’m absolutely done. I would never in my life compete for Giants Live (World’s Strongest Man qualifier) again… never! And I probably would never compete at World’s Strongest Man again, ever and I’m probably retired. That was just kind of like the last straw for me, that BS video and that Giants Live posted as well.

“Those motherf****ers went too far and I’m done with this. I’m not competing for those guys ever again.”


https://www.twitch.tv/videos/625989529
MikenetoIcon...21-05-2020 @ 13:42 
End of an era.
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It was a s**t video to release with editing to make him look bad.
The_Lone_WolfIcon...14-09-2020 @ 21:51 
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Has anyone watched any of the recent training vids from these two mutants?
lukiIcon...06-11-2020 @ 08:30 
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Anyone watching Tyson’s clips. Looks fast and strong. Be interesting to see him and Jones Jr.
JJ is 51 has very fast hands but doesn’t move his feet. He’s always been big enough to hide punches that hurt. He’s a lot fitter, I think he only retired in 2018.

Tyson 54, his last fight was 2004 exhibition. The Promoter postponed from Sept to promote the show more, but one assumes Tyson’s fitness was the real reason. Still he looks fast here:
https://www.rt.com/sport/505722-mike-tyson-training-footage-jones/
The JJ training is behind paywall. Tyson has a few pay per view training sessions of him sparring with other fighters. $50 to viewUnhappy
NimbleIcon...08-11-2020 @ 06:52 
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Thor now lighter than Eddie. Eddie is going to get embarrassed
JonathanIcon...08-11-2020 @ 10:38 
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Post Edited: 08.11.2020 @ 10:38 AM by Jonathan
I competed in Taekwondo in my teenage years for a couple of years. I enjoyed it and was much, much lighter than I am now.

So aged 17-18, 6ft 7" and 77kg (less, I was that skinny), I was able to beat just about everyone, regardless of belt (I got to green belt) because I was very fast and had an extraordinarily long reach. I'm now much older, much fatter and much more broken and would struggle to beat an egg.

My point is that reach and speed is what'll win this match, not power. If Thor comes into the ring at a very lean 140kg, Eddy won't stand a chance. Thor's an inch taller than me and my wingspan is 7 foot.
KevC86Icon...08-11-2020 @ 13:03 
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Nimble said:Thor now lighter than Eddie. Eddie is going to get embarrassed


Other than Ed fan boys most people already held this opinion.

In a street brawl it's possible Ed could win, but with actual rules Thors reach should make him all but untouchable.
unit94Icon...08-11-2020 @ 13:18 
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Post Edited: 08.11.2020 @ 13:18 PM by unit94
Loads of people still think Ed will win for stupid reasons like "he used to work on the doors" when Thor is clearly training properly and sparring professionals and Ed is doing back n bi's and beating his mate up while he's holding pads
unit94Icon...08-11-2020 @ 13:18 
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Nimble said:Thor now lighter than Eddie. Eddie is going to get embarrassed


How much is Thor weighing?
NimbleIcon...08-11-2020 @ 13:31 
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unit94 said:
How much is Thor weighing?


From his insta:

“163kg ... I’m only focusing on the fight. I do running’s every morning and boxing later in the day. Very minimum lifting as I believe it doesn’t do much for boxing. I’m doing more body weight stuff now.“
NimbleIcon...08-11-2020 @ 13:33 
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I’m honestly surprised at how dumb Eddie’s approach is. Unless it’s some sophisticated gaslighting operation and he’s just posting old videos
The_Lone_WolfIcon...08-11-2020 @ 20:07 
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Ed is seemingly focusing on power as his priority, but surely someone in his contact list could put him in contact with some high levels pro trainers etc to give him so real input and help?
BoarIcon...08-11-2020 @ 20:11 
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I did a boxing match and it was awful .... you just cannot learn enough in the time they have , so all said and done they guy with the longest reach is going to win.

but i will pay to watch is aslong as its not more than 20 quid ...

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