Eddie Hall has suffered a serious injury during training, meaning his planned September showdown against strongman rival Thor Bjornsson has been put on temporary hold – but the rest of next month’s card will go ahead as planned.
Hall suffered a detached bicep and has already undergone surgery for the injury.
MTK Global are acting as the official boxing advisers to CoreSports for the fight, dubbed as ‘The Heaviest Boxing Match in History.’ Because of the injury and the recovery time needed for Hall, the fight is now planned to take place in March or April of 2022.
Despite the setback for Hall, the rest of the card at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, on September 18 will still go ahead, as CrossFit rivals Josh Bridges and Jacob Heppner collide, while the likes of Avril Mathie, Stefi Cohen and more are all in action.
Thor could also remain on the card against an opponent to be announced, with work currently ongoing behind the scenes to try and make this possible.
CoreSports has also confirmed that anyone who purchased the PPV will see their purchase not only remain valid for when Hall vs. Thor is rescheduled, but they will also receive the original September 18th event for free.
Fans who have purchased tickets for the event will soon be emailed by their point of purchase, where they are given the option to keep their tickets or apply for a refund.
More information on the event in September, along with a new date for the showdown between Hall and Thor will be announced in due course.