Former World’s Strongest Man winner Eddie Hall has famously made a recent pivot to boxing, dropping 80 pounds and switching up his training to build his speed and cardiovascular fitness. However, not everybody is impressed with the progress he’s been making.
In a recent episode of his podcast, Joe Rogan and his guest Mat Fraser watched some footage of one of Hall’s boxing workouts. And MMA commentator Rogan had a couple of things to say about Hall’s form.
“That’s not good,” said Rogan. “Right away we’re seeing that we have a real problem. Yeah, this is terrible. He’s very rudimentary, but also you see that his body is very stiff. Looking at him sparring there, he’s just not moving so good… This is super stiff. He’s throwing these punches with his arms. These are arm punches, almost like he shouldn’t be hitting things.”
Hall responded to Rogan’s comments in a Q&A video on his YouTube channel, in which he spoke about his upcoming grudge match against fellow strongman-turned-boxing rival, Hafthor “The Mountain” Bjornsson.
“I love Joe Rogan, I absolutely do love Joe Rogan,” he said. “Look man, people can speculate, they can make assumptions, they can guess, they can do whatever they want, but I’m knocking Thor out. There’s no doubt in my mind. So, people can say whatever they want. I take no offense to Joe Rogan’s comments. He’s an experienced guy, he knows what he’s talking about, but he doesn’t know the full picture. You look at a few clips, you can’t make assumptions from that.”
“It doesn’t bother me in the slightest, it doesn’t put me off,” he continued, taking the opportunity to talk a little smack about his opponent: “I hope it gives Thor more confidence, because he needs it. He’s in deep trouble. And I’d still love to go on The Joe Rogan Show and tell him a story for everyone to hear.”
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