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Quietman versus Strong man – Steven Ward to share the ring with Hafthor Bjornsson

It’s ‘Quietman’ versus strong man as Steven Ward takes on Hafthor Bjornsson in an exhibition bout in Iceland on January 16.

The two men will collide in Reykjavik next month, as Bjornsson continues to train ahead of his showdown with fellow strongman Eddie Hall.

That fight with Hall is being dubbed as ‘The Heaviest Boxing Match of All Time’ and sees MTK Global working with CoreSports to serve as the official boxing advisors for the clash.

Before Game Of Thrones stars Bjornsson turns his attention to the fight with Hall in September 2021, the man known as ‘The Mountain’ will first meet Ward in the exhibition bout.

Ward is a former WBO European light-heavyweight champion, and was involved in a Fight of the Year contender in 2019, when he defeated Liam Conroy in an incredible battle at the Ulster Hall in Belfast.

The Belfast fighter bounced back from his first career defeat and Golden Contract exit with in September.

The Jamie Moore trained fighter successfully moved up to cruiserweight with a six round points victory over Jone Volau.

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sports for a living for over 20 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com