From the Screen to the Ring: Tyson Fury Dares Hafthor Bjornsson to a Spectacular Boxing Encounter


Tyson Fury has called out Game of Thrones actor and former World’s Strongest Man Hafthor Bjornsson.

Bjornsson, AKA ‘The Mountain’ or ‘Thor’, recently transitioned into boxing, defeating rival weightlifter Eddie Hall in their highly-anticipated grudge match.

Fury was clearly watching the bout and now fancies taking on the Icelandic man mountain himself.

“I wonder if Thor Bjornsson could take a crashing right hand to that big jaw,” Fury said via an Instagram story.

“Who would have Thor’s hammer? Would this mountain be too big to climb?

“What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? Maybe we’ll find out.



And it didn’t take long for Thor to throw down the gauntlet.

“I’m 100 per cent up for war,” Bjornsson replied.

“Let’s do this.”

With both Fury and Thor standing at 6-foot-9-inches tall, this really is a clash of the titans.

As for their weights, Fury once tipped the scales at a career-high 277 pounds against Deontay Wilder, while Thor probably walks around at that measurement – although he has become insanely shredded since taking up boxing.

It’s highly unlikely that this would be a sanctioned boxing match though with both men expected to go down the exhibition route.

Its something Fury has spoken about in the past ever since hanging up the gloves following his recent win over Dillian Whyte.


In an interview with Piers Morgan, the ‘Gypsy King’ said: “I’m going to do some exhibition fights, they’re not real fights, it’s for the entertainment. This is not professional boxing, this is pure entertainment, that’s all it is, nothing more, nothing less.


“The difference is, the exhibition you’re not there to win or lose, you’re there to put on a show for the fans. You can fight old-timers, famous people, whoever you want; I’m looking to fight Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis, Frank Bruno or Dwayne Johnson, The Rock.

“I told (promoter) Frank Warren to show me the money and he has to if he wants me on those shows.”


Hollywood’s richest star, The Rock, didn’t respond to Fury’s call-out earlier this month, but it seems another relatively well-known actor has.

Bjornsson has boxed in four professional fights since 2021, having won two and drawn the others.

Meanwhile, 33-year-old Fury is arguably still in his prime having fought the very best in the business, boasting a professional record of 32-0-1.

Oh, and he’s a former world champion too.

Thankfully for Thor, it’s an exhibition.


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