HAFTHOR BJORNSSON has set his sights on a showdown with Tyson Fury – but not before knocking out Eddie Hall TWICE.
The Game of Thrones star is set to throw down with his fellow powerlifter in September in a fight that has been billed 'The Heaviest Boxing Match in History'.
Icelandic juggernaut Bjornsson is confident of getting the better of Hall, so much so he's contemplating facing WBC heavyweight champion Fury.
He told The Metro: "When I do anything I always look at the top and the top right now is Tyson Fury obviously, but we’ll see in two years’ time who is on top then."
Bjornsson, however, doesn't see himself locking horns with Fury anytime soon.
He said: "There’s probably going to be a rematch against Eddie Hall, so I’ll be in the sport for probably the next two years.
"After the rematch we’ll see how I feel, how much I have improved. I’m not getting any younger – I’m 32 years old so I need to improve very fast if I see myself competing more."
Despite only having had one exhibition fight – a draw against Northern Ireland's Stephen Ward – to his name, Bjornsson will happily take on all comers after besting Hall.
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He added: "If the right opportunity came along…Let’s say in the Eddie fight…obviously my plan is to knock him out.
"Let’s say I knock him out the first and the second time and some big name says: 'Who the f**k does he think he is? Thor, you’re nothing, I’m going to knock you out, I challenge you.'
"That could happen.
"No one has seen a guy my size before and imagine if some big name would challenge me because they want to shut me down.
"That would be a huge opportunity for me and I probably wouldn’t turn it down."
Bjornsson, who has dramatically trimmed down ahead of his clash with Hall, took great confidence from his clash with Ward.
He said: "What probably surprised me the most, not really surprised, but the thing I learned the most from the fight is that I just need some more training.
"You never know, I was quite surprised how much I enjoyed myself in the ring, so I don’t want to say 'no' [to future fights] because I’m just enjoying this journey so much now and having so much fun. If I make huge improvements then why not?"
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