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March 24, 2022

Will the Thor vs Eddie fight help the popularity of strongman?

Will the Thor vs Eddie fight help the popularity of strongman?

We’re not strongman competitors or boxers for that matter, but we do pay attention to what moves the needle on awareness of strength sports in the general population. On March 19, 2022, Hafþór Björnsson, the 2018 World’s Strongest Man met Eddie Hall,...


We’re not strongman competitors or boxers for that matter, but we do pay attention to what moves the needle on awareness of strength sports in the general population. On March 19, 2022, Hafþór Björnsson, the 2018 World’s Strongest Man met Eddie Hall, the 2012 World’s Strongest Man in a boxing exhibition streamed for free around the world. (Spoiler: Hafþór won by unanimous decision.) Both men state that they have retired from WSM competition, but do their actions still have an effect on the popularity of the sport? What did they gain personally if the purse for the event was donated to charity? Will the public think of strongman competitors as capable of performing in multiple sports? Due to injuries and the pandemic, this fight has been postponed for about a year and a half. Did the delay have an impact on the hype? Have a question for us? Hit us up on social media (or our discord) and use the hashtag #onegoodquestion. If we pick your question for a Friday show, you’ll get a prize from 3sb.co! Join our Discord for free! Check out our gym (Third Street Barbell) at ThirdStreetBarbell.com and subscribe for updates about our apparel line at 3sb.co! Local memberships and international fresh fits! Get early access to our NEXT DROP! Check out our brand new podcast website: 50percentfacts.com Hosted by Mike Farr (@silentmikke) and Jim McDonald (@thejimmcd). Produced by Jim McDonald Production assistance by Sam McDonald. Theme by Aaron Moore. Branding by Joseph Manzo (@jmanzo523)