HAFTHOR BJORNSSON has lost an incredible 50KG to prepare for his boxing bout.
The Strongman superstar’s highly-anticipated boxing fight against Eddie Hall may not be just yet.
But Bjornsson has shed his bulk ahead of his heavyweight debut with Steven Ward.
The Icelandic giant, who played Ser Gregor Clegane in Game of Thrones, set a world-record deadlift of 501kg on May 2 before challenging Hall to the Las Vegas battle in September 2021.
He weighed 206kg back then after feasting on over 10,000 calories a day to bulk up for the astonishing lift, which was previously held by Hall.
But Bjornsson cut an ‘almost’ slimline figure in an Instagram post three weeks later, explaining how he has gone from 206kg to 188kg in the space of just over three weeks.
That’s a loss of 18kg, which also works out at around 40 pounds or two-and-a-half stone – but he has since dropped way down to 155kg, totalling 51kg lost.
He weighed in for the Ward bout at 24st 5lb, still a whopping 9st heavier than his opponent, the former WBO European light-heavyweight champ.
Posing in a fighting stance with tape around his hands back in May, ‘The Mountain’ wrote: “Killer morning session!
“Body weight 188kg. When I started this journey I weighed 206kg.”
But it seems the sky is the limit for the 2018 World’s Strongest Man winner, who may not have to worry about lifting heavy weights for some time after announcing his “retirement” from the prestigious competition.
The shock announcement came after rival Hall posted a video claiming to “expose” Bjornsson’s cheating allegations at WSM in 2017.
And the Brit, who won the coveted crown that year in Botswana, also has his eyes set firmly on next year’s Sin City clash.
He posted a video to Instagram last year showing off his blistering jab speed.
And Hall even got some points from world-renowned trainer Ben Davison – the man who saved Tyson Fury’s heavyweight career.