Belfast boxer Steven Ward faces a ‘Mountain’ of a challenge in Dubai this weekend – literally.
The cruiserweight takes on former World’s Strongest Man Hafthor Bjornsson in an exhibition bout.
Game of Thrones fans will recall Bjornsson as Gregor Clegane, better known as ‘The Mountain’, from the hit HBO show.
And you will be able to watch the fight on Saturday – here is some more info…
When and where is the fight taking place?
The bout is happening on Friday, January 15 at the sold-out Conrad Dubai.
What’s the format?
The pair meet over 3 x 3 minute rounds.
Can I watch it?
The fight isn’t on TV but there will be a live stream.
You can watch every fight from the card live on CoreSports here in the UK.
Commentary will be provided by Chris Lloyd alongside Carl Frampton and Bas Rutten.
The stream will be broadcast on Saturday, January 16 at around 4:30pm UK time.
How did the weigh-in go?
Ward and Bjornsson had their weigh-in on Thursday, with Ward standing 6’2″ and weighing 98.6kg (217lbs), while Bjornsson stands 6’9″ and weighed 156.2kg (344lbs), giving Thor almost a 130lb weight advantage.
Why is this fight happening?
It is to help prepare Bjornsson for his fight against strongmen rival Eddie Hall in September. That fight is being dubbed as ‘The Heaviest Boxing Match of All Time’.