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Game of Thrones’ The Mountain to face Irish boxer Steven Ward in Dubai

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Game of Thrones' The Mountain to face Irish boxer Steven Ward in Dubai

Hafthor Bjornsson, who performed The Mountain in ‘Game of Thrones’, is about to tackle boxer Irish boxer Steven Ward in an exhibition bout in Dubai on January 15.

The combat, initially scheduled  in Iceland subsequent week, has been moved to Dubai attributable to Covid restrictions.

Bjornsson is reportedly utilizing the bout as preparation for his Las Vegas combat towards fellow strongman Eddie Hall later this 12 months.

Previously talking about dealing with Bjornsson, Ward instructed Belfast Live: “It all kind of got here out of the blue, and it’s one thing completely different.

“It is a bit left-field but when the opportunity was put to me I said yes. Boxing in the current climate is difficult, and getting fights is tough.”

He added: “My last fight was in September, and it could be February or March before I fight professionally again, and I have a young family.”

Steven Ward, a cruiserweight from Belfast, was initially right down to combat the previous World’s Strongest Man champion in Iceland, however their three-round match has now been moved to Dubai due to Covid restrictions.

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