Steven Ward and Hafthor Bjornsson took part in their weigh-in on Thursday ahead of this weekend’s highly-anticipated exhibition bout.
The two men meet over 3 x 3 minute rounds at the sold out Conrad Dubai, with viewers around the world able to watch the bout on coresports.world on Saturday at around 4:30pm GMT (8:30pm local time).
During their weigh-in on Thursday, Ward tipped the scales at 98.6kg (217lbs), while Bjornsson weighed 156.2kg (344lbs), giving Thor almost a 130lb weight advantage.
Bjornsson is set to take on strongmen rival Eddie Hall in a fight being dubbed as ‘The Heaviest Boxing Match of All Time’ later this year, and sees MTK Global working with CoreSports to serve as the official boxing advisors for the clash.
Before he turns his attention to the fight with Hall in September 2021, he will get some rounds under his belt when he first meets Ward in this weekend’s intriguing battle.
The commentary team has been finalized – with Carl Frampton, Bas Rutten and Chris Lloyd set to commentate on the battle.
The Jackal will be offering some expert insight on the battle, having trained alongside Ward for a number of years, including in the weeks leading up to the event.
Alongside Frampton will be MMA legend and UFC Hall of Famer Rutten, who recently took part in a training session with ‘The Mountain.’