‘Game of Thrones’ The Mountain is all set to face Irish boxer Steven Ward in Dubai exhibition bout on Friday (January 15).
Hafthor Bjornsson – the previous World’s Strongest Man – is reportedly utilizing the Dubai bout as preparation for his Las Vegas combat towards fellow strongman Eddie Hall later this 12 months, which dubbed ‘the heaviest boxing match in historical past’.
On the opposite hand, Steven Ward has had a number of mountains to climb in his profession. Making it to the Commonwealth Games in 2010 was one, going all the best way to the ultimate and returning with a silver medal round his neck one other.
The 30-year-old hopes to scale a wholly completely different sort of summit when he takes on Game of Thrones star, Hafthor ‘The Mountain’ Bjornsson, within the ring.
The exhibition bout, initially scheduled in Iceland, has been moved to Dubai on account of Covid restrictions in Europe.
The 32-year-old Icelandic actor was as soon as knowledgeable basketball participant earlier than a recurring ankle damage curtailed his profession.
Previously talking about dealing with Bjornsson, Ward stated: “My last fight was in September, and it could be February or March before I fight professionally again, and I have a young family.”