Eddie Hall vs Thor Bjornsson simulated: Find out who wins as heavyweight strongmen go head-to-head in virtual fight

Eddie Hall vs Thor Bjornsson simulated: Find out who wins as heavyweight strongmen go head-to-head in virtual fight

GET ready for the heaviest fight of all time on March 19 as Eddie Hall and Thor Bjornsson battle it out in Dubai.

The long-awaited boxing grudge match was postponed in July last year after UK strongman Hall suffered a detached bicep.



But The Beast is now fully healed up and ready to take on Thor in a desert dust-up.

6ft7 giant Bjornsson – who rose to fame playing The Mountain in Game of Thrones – has fought three times to prepare for the showdown.

He is the first man ever to win World’s Strongest Man, Europe’s Strongest Man and Arnold Strongest Man in the same year.

The Icelandic heavyweight has slimmed down to the tune of nine and a half STONE in just two years in an effort to improve his agility and speed for this battle.

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Pundits are struggling to split the pair ahead of the fight, which will take place over six two-minute rounds.

And in an effort to predict who will be in the winning corner on Saturday evening, Boxing Fight Simulations have run the battle through EA Sports' popular Fight Night video game.

The simulation was originally produced for Hall vs Thor's first scheduled encounter in the USA which was postponed last year.

And although it not be the most accurate barometer of Saturday's fight, it really whets the appetite ahead of this weekend's bruising battle.

Thor has the height advantage in the contest, standing five inches taller than Hall.

But the pair's reach is identical at 80cm, while they weighed-in ahead of their war at a combined 600lbs.

The simulation begins with a fairly equal first round, as the beefy fighters get acquainted with the power behind their respective punches.

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In the real fight, the competitors have agreed to wear 12oz gloves – bigger and heavier than the standard 10z.

And you can expect some huge blows to rain down from both men in Dubai, with Hall emphatically dropped in the second round of the simulation by a giant Thor left to the temple.

The Beast is down but not out though, getting back to his feet and returning for the third round – only to take more punishment.

On Saturday, there will be knockdowns and KOs encouraged unlike Mike Tyson's exhibition with Roy Jones Jr.

And the simulation suggests this might not be an ideal situation for Eddie, who was slammed by Thor earlier this week for looking 'fat'.

The UK strongman gallantly fights on through the third, but is dropped again by a brutal left-hook.

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The referee has seen enough, stopping the contest with 1:22 left in the third round.

It remains to be seen if things will play out in a similar fashion as the pair collide at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium.

Eddie's preparation for this fight goes back almost eighteen months, with his UK mansion decked out with a boxing ring, spa and oxygen chamber to fuel his workouts.

But Bjornsson looks in great shape ahead of the eagerly-awaited showdown, with vital boxing minutes in the ring under his belt.

That included an impressive first round knockout over arm-wrestling legend Devon Larratt in September.

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