There is lot of hype surrounding tonight’s (Sat., Dec. 1, 2018) pay-per-view (PPV) main event between undefeated heavyweight boxers Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury. As two of the most dangerous fighters in the world today, “Bronze Bomber” and “King Gypsy” are expected to turn in one of the best fights of 2018.
Leading into their main event clash, which takes place from inside Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., and is sure to attract some of the biggest stars in Hollywood, the World’s Strongest Man weighed in on the heavyweight matchup. Of course, we’re talking about Games of Thrones star Hafthor Julius Bjornsson, better known as “The Mountain.”
Despite being one of the most physically imposing figures in the entire world, “Mountain” fully acknowledges that he wouldn’t stand a chance inside of the boxing ring with the likes of Wilder and Fury.
“They are professional in their sports and they train and specialize in that,” said Bjornsson in a recent interview with TMZ Sports (shown above). “Right now they are the best. There’s no way a guy like myself who doesn’t train that sport can go in there and beat them.”
Remember, this is the same “Mountain” who sparred with former UFC champion Conor McGregor when “Notorious” was competing as a featherweight. “Mountain” is no stranger to combat sports and what it takes to be a professional athlete — Bjornsson became the first person to win the Arnold Strongman Classic, Europe’s Strongest Man and World’s Strongest Man in the same year (2018) — but understands that Wilder and Fury are a different breed of big man.
“If I would be punched by a guy like Fury or those guys in the face I would probably get knocked out with the first hit,” said Bjornsson. “I’m not used to being hit like that.”
Luckily for “Mountain” and fight fans around the world, Wilder and Fury will be fighting each other later tonight in LA. They’ve combined for 58 career knockouts so the probability for a finish is exceedingly high.