Thor 'The Mountain' Bjornsson up for Mike Tyson fight but admits he was nervous about being punched in face in sparring

HAFTHOR 'THE MOUNTAIN' BJORNSSON has sensationally claimed he 'wouldn't say no' to a fight against boxing legend Mike Tyson.

It marks a remarkable change in attitude after the strongman admitted to initially being nervous about being punched in the face.

The Icelandic strongman is gutted that his much-hyped clash against bitter rival Eddie Hall has been postponed.

Hall suffered a DETACHED BICEP that saw their September 18 fight in Florida canned.

Bjornsson will now take on Canadian arm wrestling icon Devon Larratt in the boxing ring on that date.

But Bjornsson, who alongside Reign Total Body Fuel has released a documentary on his YouTube channel documenting his journey from strongman to boxer, already has his eyes on one of the sport's Hall of Famers.

Speaking exclusively to SunSport, he said: "If Mike Tyson would want to fight me, I wouldn’t say no.

"I would be honoured to feel his power.”



Iron Mike made a glorious return to the ring in November when he drew in an exhibition against fellow Hall-of-Famer Roy Jones Jr.

Bjornsson admits he used to get 'nervous' about being punched in the face – but he now 'enjoys it'.

He added: “The first few times when I was about to go spar, I would get nervous because I knew I was going to get punched in the face, it’s not very nice.

"The more I do it, the less nervous I get, now it’s more like I’m excited, because I enjoy it.

"I don’t want to be the guy laying on the floor and that’s my biggest motivation."

'Thor' – who starred at The Mountain in Game of Thrones – will be hoping Hall makes a full recovery from his nasty injury so they can thrash out their differences in the ring.

And when they do, there is only one way the Icelandic powerhouse thinks it will go.

He added: "I don’t hate the guy, but I still want to beat him up.

"Not that I’m a violent person, but the things he has said to my family and to my teammates.

"It’s just so over the top that I feel like I have to get him back somehow and that’s the best way, to knock him out."

First up though for Thor is Larratt, a man widely regarded as one of the best arm wrestlers of all time.

The 46 year old has won 53 of his 61 arm wrestling bouts and is currently the holder of the 'Legacy Hammer' – the sport's most prestigious prize.

Hafthor Bjornsson is a Reign Total Body Fuel ambassador and will fight Devon Larratt on September 18 in Dubai. #ReadyToReign.

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