Hafthor Bjornsson sends brutal warning to Eddie Hall after final warm-up bout

Hafthor Bjornsson has promised to knock out Eddie Hall in a violent warning to his fellow strongman.

The pair are scheduled to fight on September 18 after a year-long build-up to what is being called the 'heaviest fight in boxing history'.

And Bjornsson has been preparing properly, training multiple times a day, dropping 50 lbs and taking exhibition matches with solid pros Steven Ward and Simon Vallily.

He most recently took on Commonwealth games medalist Vallily in Dubai, in a fight that saw both men hit the ground in a hard-hitting four rounds of action.

And now the Icelandic Game of Thrones star has set his sights on fellow 'World Strongest Man' winner Hall, vowing to knock him out later this year.

"Eddie Hall, you better be training your a** off," Bjornsson warned after the exhibition. "Because I'm coming for you, and I'm knocking you out – you're going down.

"I respect you as an athlete, and I know you're training hard, but I am going to knock you out, see you soon!

"Don't miss my fight with Eddie Hall, it's going to be a blast and I promise you I'm doing whatever I can to knock him out in September."

Bjornsson was complimentary to his opponent Vallily, adding: "Simon was a good opponent for me, it was good to test my chin as well as my ability to fight a professional.

"He gave me some good shots, as well as some good hooks that tested my chin, but I was very happy with my performance and I'd like to thank him for coming here to Dubai to have this exhibition match."

Bjornsonn, who is 6"9' and weighed in for the exhibition at a stunning 355 lbs, has transformed himself from a 400 lb+ strongman into a boxer over the last year.

"I have dedicated my life to boxing," he said. "I'm training roughly three times a day and I have a huge respect for the sport because it's absolutely mind-blowing how difficult this sport is.

"I come from a world where you don't have to have a lot of endurance, and this is testing my mental abilities to push hard every day in the ring.

"I used to train six times a week in weight lifting, nowadays I train three times a day, it's so much more and I'm a full-time boxer now and I am absolutely loving it.

"I want to thank everyone for coming tonight and the people watching at home – you are the reason I show up every day to push myself.

"I want to prove to my fans and those that don't believe that I'm an athlete that I am able to succeed at the things I put my mind to, and I was very happy with my performance tonight – it was a good challenge."

"I have the best people behind me, my coaches, my family like my wife, son and daughter, my mum and dad, these are my people, I love you guys you mean the world to me."

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