British strongman Eddie Hall is unconvinced by Hafthor Bjornsson's boxing record, calling his first two fights "laughable."
Speaking before Bjornsson picked up the first win of his career courtesy of a first round TKO of Devon Larratt in Dubai on Saturday night, Hall insisted he's not afraid of the Icelandic powerhouse.
Bjornsson had been due to fight Hall on Saturday night but his strongman rival suffered a detached bicep forcing him to withdraw.
The 32-year-old took on Laratt instead and was simply too powerful for his arm-wrestler opponent, with the referee seeing no option but to wave off the contest after heavy pressure from the Icelander in the first round.
Hall and Bjornsson now look set to do battle in March 2022, and the Englishman appears pretty confident of his chances.
"I've watched both the fights and it was very laughable," Hall said, talking to Men's Health UK before Saturday night's fight. "It's put a lot more confidence in me watching his fights, because I know what I'm capable of. I know what I can do.
"I've put absolutely zero content out there, and I know for a fact that's going to be getting in his head as well that he doesn't know what's coming.
"You know he's going to have some sleepless nights, whereas I'm going to sleep like a baby, because I know what's coming and I'm not scared of it."
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Bjornsson laid down the gauntlet to Hall after his win over Laratt.
"You guys know who I want to fight, come on who is it?," Bjornsson said after the fight.
"I know he is at home chilling on the sofa with his popcorn and cola, enjoy your life buddy I am gonna knock you out soon.
"I just appreciate the opportunity so much, thanks so much you guys are amazing, I love competing and I have huge respect for this sport, and it is the hardest sport I have tried but I loved it."
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