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Strong man Hafthor Björnsson, also known as The Mountain, still races up from his incredible world record deadlift, in which he weighed 501 kg ( 1,104.5 pounds). . The feat may have been the quarantine's biggest sporting event in recent months, in response to which fans exploded social media.
Björnsson also used the post-lift interview as a platform to announce that he had signed a seven-figure boxing contract with Core Sports for his strong rival Eddie Hall with Core Sports. Björnsson called Hall and said he knew Hall had got the same contract.
"Eddie, I know I just knocked out your file," said Bjornsson. "Now I'm ready to punch you in the ring. Time to put your fists where your big mouth is and sign the Core Sports contract."
And Hall reacted quickly and signed the contract in a YouTube response video with a few accompanying words.
"I hope you are happy now to be the hero in the home gym. Everyone knows you don't have that." Balls to enter the competition and repeat what I did, "he said." I have a personal message for you, mano a mano. I trained the strongest man in the world in 2017 like no other man. And I came in and dominated this competition. And just like I did, I am I will do the same for the fight. I will train for it as if I had never trained for anything before. "
The fight is provisionally planned for September 2021 in Las Vegas – from now on, what constitutes every competition of strong men has been questioned.
On the one hand, Björnsson has stated that he is not participating in this year's competition the strongest men in the world who have been delayed by the pandemic until November. "The next year and a half of my career will be devoted exclusively to this fight," he said in his Instagram post.
More specifically, Björnsson said in an interview even before his record lift and the announcement of the fight that he would not do it, according to BarBend not participating in the WSM 2020. This means that Björnsson has not been on the podium for the first time since 2012 this year .
The strongest man in the world later made it clear that all former champions would be invited to the event on Facebook, including Björn sson – WSM had even used a photo of the athlete in its original announcement that the event would be postponed to November – but the mountain appears to have chosen.