Scottish welterweight boxer Lee McAllister has called out Thor Bjornsson despite a colossal 13-stone weight difference between the pair. In his last fight – a points win over Olaide Fijabi – McAllister stepped on the scales at 147lb while ‘The Mountain’ weighs in excess of 300lb and is a foot taller than ‘The Aberdeen Assassin’.
But this hasn’t dissuaded McAllister who believes he would punch Bjornsson’s ‘face in’ if they ever fought. The Icelandic giant has recently been rumoured to face Fury in an exhibition bout later this year.
Bjornsson sparked excitement when he revealed there had been talks between the pair but Fury’s promoter, Frank Warren, recently told Express Sport that no fights will be made until ‘The Gypsy King’ completes his nationwide retirement tour in the coming weeks.
McAllister has taken exception to Bjornsson wanting to fight Fury and told the 2018 World’s Strongest Man winner that he would batter him to a pulp himself. Posting to social media, he wrote: “This guy has lost the plot. Challenging Tyson Fury is delusional. If he wants to be battered to a pulp by a five-foot-nine midget I’m game to get it on. Let’s go champ. Fight time!”
“He’s just trying to jump on the bandwagon make himself a hundred million quid and sail off into the sunset. So, 100% if he can beat the Gypsy King of Scotland then he can fight the Gypsy King of the heavyweight division. I would easily step up to heavyweight and fight him. Not a problem.
He continued: “I’m a fat old man now, I’m 40 this year blah blah blah and I know for a fact I’d punch his face in.
McAllister is currently 46-3 as a professional boxer and is a former two-weight Commonwealth champion at lightweight and super-lightweight. On July 22, 2018, he moved up 7 weight classes and gave away four stone to challenge Danny Williams – who previously defeated Mike Tyson in 2004. McAllister overcame the odds and dominated Williams before knocking him out in round 10.