Game of Thrones star Hafthor Bjornsson shows off nasty black eye as he prepares for Eddie Hall boxing fight

HAFTHOR BJORNSSON's preparations for his grudge match with Eddie Hall have left him with a massive shiner.

The Game of Thrones star is gearing up for a September showdown with his fellow strongman, whom he once called his friend.

Bjornsson, 32, has been hard at work in the gym ever since the announcement of their clash, which has been dubbed The Heaviest Boxing Match in History.

But it appears one of his training partners may have got the better of him in sparring.

Bjornsson's Instagram followers noticed the behemoth was sporting a black eye in his latest posts, one of which was a Mother's Day tribute to his wife Kelsey Henson.

One commented: "Did training go a little bit wrong??"

Another asked: "What's with the black eye?"

And another said: "Seems like your son got you good on the eye."


One remarked: "You're not supposed to do Chinese Cupping around the eye, Thor!"

Bjornsson, who played The Mountain on Game of Thrones, has shifted a considerable amount of muscle mass following his transition into boxing.

The Icelandic giant has shed a whopping four stone since he beat Hall's world record deadlift last year.

A date for Bjornsson's clash with his old pal has yet to be finalised.

The pair used to be close until Bjornsson claimed Hall cheated in the Viking Press portion of the 2017 World's Strongest Man competition.

Hall felt betrayed by his fellow man-mountain, recently saying: "This is what people don’t sort of get.

“We used to be good friends. He’s been round my house and we’ve had parties. We’ve travelled around the world together.

“But what happened at World’s Strongest Man 2017 just threw all that friendship out the window.

“It was a big dagger in the back. That’s irreparable, three or four years with a cloud over my World’s Strongest Man win.

“What’s that cost me in terms of my career? He just doesn’t care.

"I still haven’t had an apology from him, he’s not denying it. He keeps saying he was robbed, hard done to.

"At the end of the day, if he’s got solid evidence bring it up. He’s full of c***.

“Thor is not my friend. He was and I can safely say, even with an apology, I don’t want to break bread with this man.”

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