Hafthor ‘Thor’ Bjornsson has flaunted the incredible body transformation he has completed in preparation for his upcoming boxing match next month.
The former World’s Strongest Man is set to face off against Canadian arm wrestling legend Devon Larratt on September 18 in his third exhibition fight.
Two days ago, Larratt was announced as a last-minute replacement for Bjornsson’s strongman rival Eddie Hall, who was forced to withdraw from their grudge match.
Now the Games of Thrones star has been showing off the results of his diet that has seen him shred 50kg, equivalent to nearly 25% of his body weight.
Thor, who grew in fame thanks to his role as The Mountain in the HBO series, used to consume a ridiculous 10,000 calories every day when he was competing and weighed in at 205kg.
After making the decision to turn to boxing his daily consumption more than halved to 4,000 calories, leading to him turning into a completely new man.
He is barely recognisable in his Instagram pictures compared to how he appeared on the television screen.
The posts prompted thousands of his followers to respond with messages commending the difference, with one follower asking if he preferred his new size.
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In response, Thor said: “Definitely prefer this weight. No man feels comfortable being 205kg+.”
The Icelander’s transformation was meant to have been for fellow ex-World’s Strongest Man Hall, but he had to pull out of their scheduled fight due to an injury.
Hall, who won the title in 2017, suffered a torn left bicep and was therefore forced to postpone his boxing debut until 2022.
The two have a fierce rivalry that began when Thor took Hall’s crown a year after his victory.
There’s been considerable back and forth in the years since, including accusations of cheating at the tournament directed at Hall.
Thor went on to break the world record in deadlifting, previously set at 500kg by Hall.
But the record is widely disputed, as he completed the 501kg lift in his home gym and not during a competitive event.