Eddie Hall vs Thor Bjornsson rules confirmed as heavyweights prepare for battle

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Eddie Hall and Thor Bjornsson are set to settle their bitter feud in the boxing ring on March 19 – and the rules for the bout have now been revealed.

Hall and Thor have been fierce rivals since the Brit beat the Game of Thrones star to the 2017 World's Strongest Man title – amid accusations of referee favouritism.

Five years on, the pair have both scrapped their strongman training routines to shed pounds and be more suited to the ring – and will finally meet later this month in Dubai.

Until now the rules of the event had not been clear – but we know now that the fight will take place across six rounds of two-minutes in length.

In addition, the pair will not be wearing headguards, but will be wearing 12oz gloves.

With both men promising to knock each other out, they will be permitted to go for knockdowns and knockouts rather than see the fight go the distance.

Though should the final bell ring, there will be three judges ringside scoring the bout, with the referee having no say in the final score other than points deductions.

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In a worrying recent update, Hall told fans that he was recovering from illness.

He said: "I'm recovering from the back end of a bad cold. You can tell it's on my chest.

I just want to chill and get this cold out of me, I've got two weeks to get it out and get some good cardio in before the fight next week."

Adding: "I've had a bad chest infection and from my experience the best way to get rid of it is to get in the pool and do a hard swim."

With Bjornsson recently saying on his YouTube channel: "Something that f**** with my life is that I am a bit fatigued right now. There is a lot of hard sessions.

"I can definitely feel the fatigue in my legs, hamstrings and my hands. I wake up every morning with inflammation in my arms but luckily my knees are quite healthy.

"My body is very healthy guys don't get me wrong, I feel healthy in other aspects of my life. It is absolutely normal to feel sore, beaten up and feel extremely every tired every day which is normal.

"I know my body I know at this stage when it is injured compared to when it is extremely sore."

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