Hafthor Bjornsson eyeing Tyson Fury after he knocks out Eddie Hall twice

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Hafthor Bjornsson plans to knock out Eddie Hall twice – and the giant Game of Thrones star then wants a crack at Tyson Fury.

Better known as 'The Mountain' from the hit HBO show, 'Thor' Bjornsson is set to fight former strongman rival Hall in a grudge match in September.

The two have been feuding since the 2017 World's Strongest Man competition, which Hall won, before Thor took his title the following year.

Hall recently vowed to “punch Hafthor Bjornsson’s brains out” when they meet in what has been dubbed 'the Heaviest Boxing match in history'.

But 6ft 9ins Thor is planning to make short work of Hall before facing him a second time next year – and after that he wants to fight the best in the heavyweight division.

"There’s probably going to be a rematch against Eddie Hall, so I’ll be in the sport for probably the next two years," Thor told Metro.

"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."

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.'

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"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."

Thor says after proving himself in the ring against Hall he will look to take on whoever is at the top in the sport at the time.

"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," he said.

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Thor trimmed down for his recent exhibition match against Stephen Ward, who has a 13-1 record as a pro.

The Icelander said the bout gave him huge confidence ahead of his clash with Hall, whose deadlift world record he beat last year.

"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," said Thor.

"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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