Former Commonwealth gold medallist Simon Vallily has vowed to check Hafthor Bjornsson’s chin and ‘see how massive his balls are’ when the 2 meet within the ring subsequent month.
Bjornsson is a former World’s Strongest Man winner, and well-known for enjoying The Mountain in Recreation of Thrones, and can face the British boxer in Dubai on Could 28.
Thor, as he normally goes by, is making ready to face Eddie Corridor in ‘the heaviest boxing match in historical past’ later this 12 months in Las Vegas.
The 2 former World’s Strongest Males victors have been coaching and shedding the kilos to get their regular weightlifting frames prepared for the boxing ring.
Thor has already confronted one exhibition combat and Vallily, 35, is his subsequent opponent after his bout with MMA fighter Alex Simon was cancelled.
“We’ll see how a lot combat he’s bought. You possibly can shout about all of the weights all you need, but when there’s no combat in you then you will get came upon,” Vallily advised talkSPORT.com.
“It is going to be attention-grabbing and I’m trying ahead to unloading and testing his chin and I can’t wait to place some bombs on his chin and see how he handles it.
“It’s somewhat little bit of enjoyable and fulfilling. I’m simply going to take it to a road combat and see how massive his balls are.
“It’s a little bit of enjoyable, it’s a great outdated tear up, precisely what I like. He’s bought plenty of media consideration. Hats off to him desirous to get within the ring. I’ve bought respect to anybody that desires to get into the ring and combat, it doesn’t matter what background they arrive from.”
Vallily gained Commonwealth again in 2010, however his profession has been marked by unfulfilled potential.
He didn’t make the 2012 Olympic workforce after which turned professional. He has a decent 17-Three file to his identify, most not too long ago dropping to Fabio Wardley for the English heavyweight title final 12 months.
The combat is being placed on by MTK World, who handle each Bjornsson and Vallily, and the latter admitted he knew little about his opponent earlier than accepting the combat.
“I’ve been in touch with them and so they messaged me a few weeks in the past if I’d just like the combat because it’s been provided to me,” Vallily mentioned.
“I mentioned ‘yeah, pencil me in. I’ll have a little bit of that’. Right here we’re.
“I didn’t know a lot about him. I did see the Stephen Ward combat and knew there was a bit occurring with Stephen Ward and a few massive fella.
“I didn’t pay a lot consideration however was conscious of it. I’ve been advised he was in Recreation of Thrones and is a giant sturdy lump. That’s all I find out about him actually.
“I’ve by no means fought anybody that measurement… ever. So it will likely be a primary and I’m actually trying ahead to it.
“I don’t actually know tips on how to go about it as you possibly can’t actually field on the surface. You possibly can’t actually maintain your distance and field.
“My plans are, from the primary bell, is to place it on him and simply get caught straight into him from the primary bell. I feel that’s the one solution to method a man of that measurement is to place him straight on his toes and have a combat.”