Game of Thrones’ The Mountain is set to make his boxing debut

Trading in his sword for a pair gloves.

From strongman to tv star and now a professional boxer, one of the world’s strongest men is getting ready to step into the ring.

You might know Hafthor Bjornsson from his strongman career, but more likely you’ll know him as the absolute unit of a man, The Mountain, from Game of Thrones. Bjornsson is one of the most successful strongman competitors in history, having recently retired after winning the title of World’s Strongest Man in 2018 and Iceland’s Strongest Man for 10 consecutive years. He took over the role of The Mountain in 2014 for the fourth season of Game of Thrones and continued the role until the series ended in 2019.

Dubbed “The Heaviest Boxing Match in History” Bjornsson is set to fight Eddie Hall, a fellow strongman who also won the title of World’s Strongest Man in 2017. Bjornsson shared pictures of his weight loss transformation, having toned down his 405-pound frame, but seeing as he still stands at a staggering 6′ 9 and 340 pounds, he still casts a daunting figure.

The fight is set to take place on September 18 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Featured image courtesy of Hafthor Bjornsson via