Thor Bjornsson’s next fight is looking likely to be announced next week as the Icelandic giant confirms talks with Tyson Fury. According to Bjornsson’s trainer Billy Nelson, ‘The Mountain’ has a “very big” fight in the pipeline which is close to completion.
This news comes at a time in which there is heavy speculation over a potential exhibition bout with Fury. The pair went back and forth over social media recently and have now begun talks according to the strongman-turned-boxer.
“Yes, there’s been talks, yes it’s been back and forth between me and Tyson Fury,” said Bjornsson revealed on Friday. “He mentioned he wanted to come here to Iceland, we’ll see. I can’t go into details, but if things work out, I would gladly dance with Tyson and I would gladly and be honoured to share the ring with him.”
Now, Bjornsson’s head trainer has told Express Sport that the 33-year-old’s next fight is nearly ready to be announced. “There is something very big in the pipeline for him. I can’t say anything at present but next week it will probably get announced,” said Nelson.
“I didn’t have a clue who he was. I really didn’t,” said Nelson. “I’ve never watched Game of Thrones. I’ve seen snippets of world strongman, but his name had certainly never sprung to mind.
“It was something I wasn’t particularly interested in but with Martin’s [Bakole] VISA issue I didn’t have much going on, so I thought might as well, and then on the second day of training, he asked me to be his full-time coach. I guess he must have been impressed by the way I wrapped his hands. It couldn’t have been anything else. I’m still trying to work out to this day, why he chose me so quickly.”