© / Andrey TelichevHafthor Bjornsson
MOSCOW, 26 Jul – Icelander Hafthor Bjornsson, who plays Gregor Clegane, nicknamed The Mountain, has confirmed that he is in talks to fight World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.
“Negotiations are ongoing, but nothing has been finalized yet. If this happened, I would love to go into the ring and fight Fury. I have been talking about this since the very first day. When they asked me if I would fight Tyson Fury, I always answered “Yes. It would be a great honor for me to fight the best heavyweight boxer in the world and it would be an amazing experience for me. Can I win? Maybe, but I don’t care much,” Bjornsson said in an interview with iFLTV.
“I’d do my best and who the hell knows? I’m strong as hell and my punches hurt so if that happens he won’t be able to be calm because I’m a warrior, I’m a Viking and I’ll go wa- bank if that happens,” the Icelander added.
Bjornsson is 33 years old. In March in Dubai, he defeated Eddie Hall in a professional boxing fight by unanimous decision. Bjornsson is remembered by Game of Thrones fans for the scene of his hero’s battle against Oberyn Martell, nicknamed the Red Serpent.
Fury is 33 years old. In April, the Briton knocked out compatriot Dillian Whyte and successfully defended his WBC title for the second time in a row, remaining undefeated (32 wins and one draw). After the fight, Fury finally ended his professional career.