TYSON FURY is set to finally meet his match in the ring in a showdown with Game of Thrones giant Hafthor Bjornsson.
Usually, the WBC heavyweight champion towers over his opponents, but in Bjornsson will meet his match.
The pair, both 6ft 9in, posed topless last year as Bjornsson – known as ‘Thor’ – visited Fury at one of his ‘evening with’ tour nights.
Fury, 33, is one of the biggest heavyweights in the world, weighing in at 18st 12lb for his last fight, a knockout win over Dillian Whyte in April.
Before that, he had scaled a career-heaviest 19st 11lb when he stopped Deontay Wilder, 36, in their epic trilogy bout.
But that is nothing on the 23STONE Bjornsson weighs, which is only after a dramatic nine-stone body transformation.
What Fury does have over the Icelandic former strongman is a life of boxing experience, reigning as a two-time unbeaten heavyweight champion.
Bjornsson, 33, beat fight rival Eddie Hall – who he called out in May 2020 after he broke the Brit’s 501kg deadlift record.
The TV star also had three tune-up exhibition bouts in preparation for the grudge match with Hall.
They were against Irish cruiserweight Steven Ward, English heavyweight Simon Vallily, and most recently Canadian arm wrestler Devon Larratt.
And Bjornsson is sure to have picked up some tips from unbeaten Fury, who is one of his favourite fighters.
He has always wanted to fight his boxing idol and now he has got his wish, with the pair set to face off in an exhibition bout at the London Stadium in November.
Bjornsson told SunSport in March: “It sounds crazy on my behalf to go against the world’s best boxer in the heavyweight division.
“For me to go against him, 100 per cent I would get my ass beat.
“I would have to dedicate my life for a decade, train like a f***ing maniac and hope that he didn’t train and maybe it would be a fight ten years from now.
“But today, he would literally beat me to bits. But, I would not say no to that.
“If a big ass guy like him wants to fight and feel real power, then I’m down for it.”
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