Eddie Hall ‘loves punching people’ and has been pelted with bricks and bottles

Eddie Hall admitted he 'loves punching people' as he vowed to continue his boxing career beyond his blockbuster fight with Hafthor Bjornsson later this year.

Hall will take to the ring in September for a grudge match against Games of Thrones star 'Thor' Bjornsson, who deposed him as World's Strongest Man in 2018.

The 33-year-old has been in training for 12 months ahead of his bout with 'The Mountain', which has been dubbed 'The Heaviest Boxing Match in history'.

And Hall says fighting has been a part of his life after he was hit with bricks, bottles and a baseball bat growing up.

He made the revelation as he answered fans' questions on his YouTube channel, after being asked if he planned to continue boxing after fighting Bjornsson.

"Yes," said Hall. "I've trained for a year solid now, I've dedicated a whole year of my life, and anyone who follows me knows I take things very seriously.

"I've done very well at picking up the sport, picking up the techniques, picking up the stamina, the endurance – and I'm loving it.

"I absolutely love boxing. I love getting in the ring, I love punching people, I loved being punched. It's something that's fascinated me from a very young age."

Hall says he had to learn to look after himself as a young man growing up in Newcastle-under-Lyme, in Staffordshire.

"Fighting's been a big part of my life," he said. "I've grown up with these where I lived. I've always punched and kicked, and I've had everything done to me – bricks, bottles, sticks, baseball bats – you name it, I've had it done.

"I've had my nose broke, cheekbones broke, glasses smashed in the back of my head.

"It's something I thrived on in my youth, and it sort of dipped down as I matured, I got rid of that chip off my shoulder.

"It doesn't really matter who's the hardest guy in the area, which I was kind of obsessed with as a kid.

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  • "Being more mature now, I see fighting as an escape for me. It's something which I really do enjoy.

    "It's crazy to think I can go in the ring with someone in 10oz gloves which is basically bareknuckle boxing, and go toe to toe and try and take someone's head off.

    "So I thoroughly enjoy boxing, I must admit the training's hard, but once this fight with Thor is done, as long as it goes to plan, there will be other fights on the table, that is 100%. I think there's a few-year fight career within me."

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