Hafthor Bjornsson, also known as “The Mountain” from Game Of Thrones, has had the opponent for his exhibition boxing bout revealed.
Northern Irish boxer Steven Ward will be travelling to Reykjavik, Iceland, for the fight.
Promoters MTK Global announced the news on Twitter, confirming that the match will be going ahead on 16 January 2021.
The bout is a warm up for “The Heaviest Boxing Fight Of All Time”, where Bjornsson will be facing fellow strongman Eddie Hall in September 2021.
Known as ‘The Quiet Man’, Ward will be giving up a hefty size advantage to Bjornsson. At 6’2, the 30-year-old will be towered over by the 6’9 Icelander, and it is likely to be a large weight difference too. Ward is a former WBO European light heavyweight champion, and most recently fought at cruiserweight.