‘Angry’ Eddie Hall leaves ring immediately after Thor Bjornsson defeat
Hall was dropped twice by Bjornsson in their grudge fight as he lost on points after their six-round fight in Dubai on Saturday night
Eddie Hall didn’t hang around after his loss to Thor Bjornsson as he left the ring immediately after the decision was announced.
Hall was dropped twice by his strongman rival before all three judges scored the fight 57-54 in favor of the Icelandic.
And while Bjornsson stuck around to give his thoughts on the fight, Hall headed straight for his box.
“In my name [the rivalry is over]“, said the winner. “Naturally, he still seemed angry, he lost the fight. There are a lot of feelings right now.
“If he wants a rematch, I’ll take one no problem. I’d like to thank Eddie Hall and his team.”
Hall got off to a good start in the grudge match as Bjornsson was counted out in the second round when he was judged to have been held down by the ropes.
But Hall was then knocked to the canvas in the third and sixth rounds.
Those knockdowns were enough to secure victory for Bjornsson – but Hall appeared disappointed with the result regardless.
He had promised a knockout in his first experience in the ring, but struggled as the fight progressed.
He thought he had dropped his rival for the second time in the second session, but the referee ruled that was a mistake.
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Bjornsson stayed in the ring afterwards and added: “He put up a hell of a fight. I had never been let down in training so he can really hit hard. But today I think the technique boxing is the first.
“I’m really enjoying this trip and if there are other opportunities, I’m at least open to that.”
Bjornsson said earlier in the week that he was ready to fight Martyn Ford, also known as the scariest man alive.
Ford, who is a friend of Hal, must first confront the Iranian Hulk – his real name Sajad Gharibi – in London on April 30.
But he might be tempted to try to avenge his friend’s defeat later in the year.