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Hafthor Björnsson Defeats Eddie Corridor by Unanimous Resolution — Combat Outcomes & Spherical-By-Spherical Recap


On Mar. 19, 2022, the highly-anticipated “Heaviest Boxing Match in Historical past” between 2017 World’s Strongest Man (WSM) champion Eddie “The Beast” Corridor and 2018 WSM champion Hafthor “The Mountain” Björnsson passed off on the Dubai Obligation Free Tennis Stadium in Dubai, UAE. After six full rounds of all-out brawling between the 2 former strongmen, Hafthor Björnsson was named the victor

“The Mountain” defeated Corridor with all three judges scoring the combat 57-54.

The bout was streamed at no cost on Segi TV. As of the time of this text’s publication, a full video recording isn’t out there from Segi. You possibly can try a written round-by-round recap of the way it all went down under: 

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Eddie Corridor vs. Hafthor Björnsson Combat Recap

Each World’s Strongest Man champions weighed in on Saint Patrick’s Day, Mar. 17, 2022. At 6’9” tall, Björnsson weighed in at 152 kilograms (335 kilos). The 6’3” Corridor stepped on the dimensions at 142.2 kilograms (313.5 kilos).

Björnsson entered the ring first, receiving a mixture of cheers and boos from the group as he made his stroll. The vast majority of the group appeared to favor Corridor, who made his entrance after Björnsson was within the ring. After a short stand-off, they each ready of their respective corners.

Spherical 1

Björnsson approached the combat as a standard boxer, whereas Corridor clearly confirmed confidence. Björnsson landed a stable punch below Corridor’s proper eye. Corridor scored a few huge proper fingers and a jab that will have left a mark on the Icelandic big, however Corridor additionally missed a few huge proper hooks. Each males took a extra cautious method because the spherical progressed. The followers chanted “Eddie” because the spherical reached its conclusion.

Spherical 2

After Corridor scored a stable shot, the referee made certain Björnsson might proceed. Björnsson repeatedly threw jabs to carry Corridor at bay, and each males scored jabs on one another on the identical time at level. With 45 seconds to go, Corridor knocked Björnsson down with an enormous proper hand — Björnsson was in a position to proceed, and the spherical concluded.

Spherical 3

Björnsson began spherical three with extra jabs, and Corridor saved his head low so he might discover a gap for an enormous punch. Corridor scored a mix on Björnsson early. Björnsson went for a house run swing along with his left, however he missed.

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The remainder of the spherical concerned each males staying on guard till Björnsson knocked Corridor down with seven seconds left to go. Corridor made it again to his toes and was saved by the bell.

Spherical 4

Each males have been visibly exhausted, however Björnsson gave the impression to be in higher form at first of spherical 4. Corridor stayed on protection within the early a part of the spherical, however each acted with extra warning. Each males took huge swings and missed. Björnsson landed a stable left hand, however Corridor took it properly. Corridor rebounded off the ropes with an enormous proper of his personal. They each seemed for an enormous knockout because the spherical concluded, but it surely didn’t come.

Spherical 5

Björnsson had no downside dragging out the rounds, however Corridor was visibly intending on a knockout. Björnsson acquired a stable jab in just a little over one minute into the spherical. He scored one other one 30 seconds later. The again half of the spherical concerned a number of traded blows by every fighter, with Björnsson capping off the spherical by touchdown a pair stable jabs. 

Spherical 6

The 2 fighters traded a sportsmanlike fist-bump previous to the graduation of the sixth and ultimate spherical. Early on, Corridor took an enormous hit from Björnsson that knocked him to the canvas. After a fast test from the referee, the combat proceeded.

Björnsson landed a clear proper jab. Corridor stayed within the heart of the ring whereas Björnsson danced across the ropes, on the lookout for a second to attain one other punch. Corridor landed one final huge proper hand earlier than the bell.

The 2 traded one other fist bump and even a short hug in Corridor’s nook within the aftermath of the ultimate spherical. Afterwards, Björnsson was named the victor by way of unanimous resolution from the judges’ panel.

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Within the post-fight interview, Björnsson shared why he felt he was victorious:

“He knocked me down, which by no means occurred in coaching, so my hat’s off to him,”Björnsson stated. “I believe approach received on the finish of the day.”

Story of the Tape

The Corridor vs. Björnsson combat was initially scheduled for September 18, 2021, in Las Vegas, NV. Nevertheless, Corridor suffered a biceps harm in sparring that postponed the combat till March 2022. Within the interim, Björnsson earned his first skilled win in opposition to Canadian arm-wrestler Devon Larratt by way of technical knockout in spherical one.

Following Björnsson’s victory, the trash speak between “The Mountain” and “The Beast” ramped up considerably. Each males agreed to a wager, the place every agreed to donate $200,000 whatever the combat’s final result to the charity of the winner’s selection. For reference, each had alluded beforehand to their purses being seven figures for the combat. Moreover, the loser has to get a tattoo that reads “The World’s Strongest Man: [Name of Winner].”

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The rivalry between Corridor and Björnsson stems again to their days as skilled strongmen, most notably on the 2017 WSM contest, which Corridor received. Björnsson completed because the runner-up in that contest with controversy surrounding a missed rep name for Björnsson through the Viking Press occasion. It was the distinction between Corridor or Björnsson standing atop the rostrum. Corridor retired from aggressive strongman after his WSM victory and Björnsson claimed the title in 2018.

Arguably, Corridor’s most notable accomplishment throughout his strongman profession other than his WSM win is being the first human to ever deadlift 500 kilograms. He scored that feat on the 2016 World Deadlift Championships (WDC) in Leeds, England. That report held for 4 years till Björnsson eclipsed it by one kilogram in Could 2020 on World’s Final Strongman (WUS) “Feats of Power” sequence. Nevertheless, Björnsson’s raise was not with out controversy.

As Björnsson’s deadlift was carried out through the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic previous to vaccines being out there, no in-person competitions have been held on the time. Björnsson hit the heaviest deadlift of all-time with official referee Magnus ver Magnusson current and with calibrated weight plates, however many elite strongmen, together with Brian Shaw, Robert Oberst, Zydrunas Savickas, and Corridor himself voiced their opinions {that a} report hit outdoors of competitors shouldn’t be thought-about a world report.

WUS “Feats of Power” sequence world information have extensively been accepted since, together with 2020 WSM Oleksii Novikov‘s heavy dumbell for reps report, a number of log raise information by Luke Stoltman and Andrea Thompson, and the present Atlas Stone world report held by 2021 WSM Tom Stoltman, to call just a few.

Corridor and Björnsson being the 2 lone males in historical past to deadlift a minimum of 500 kilograms added extra gas to the hearth that’s their rivalry main as much as their historic bout.

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