EDDIE HALL spoke for the first time after losing to Hafthor Bjornsson – which left him with a horror eye cut.
The former World’s Strongest Man champion has settled his nearly five-year feud with Bjornsson on the inside Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium.
And Hall, who was down twice, struggled from the first lap with a horrific laceration to his right eye.
But the brave Briton fought to the closing bell – and won the ‘world’s tallest man’ – nicknamed Thor – over the entire six-lap distance.
Hall, 34, said on Instagram: “You know what, I can take things as a man. It is what it is, that is boxing.
“At the end of the day, I just fought the tallest man in the world in a boxing match. I would love to see someone else get the balls and do that.
“It’s been one hell of a journey; i enjoyed it and hopefully there will be a rematch and we can do business again.
“I want to wish everyone out there… stay safe, stay positive and keep moving forward in life.”
Hall scored an eighth in round two but had to rise from the screen twice.
It saw him hit the cards unanimously and left to congratulate fierce rival Bjornsson, 33.
Hall captioned his Instagram post: “Just want to say thank you everyone for the love and support tonight.
“It was fun to literally box one of the tallest men in the world.
“No excuses from me at all, only tonight the better man won.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/18007029/eddie-hall-hafthor-bjornsson-cut-eye/ Eddie Hall speaks out after losing to ‘world’s tallest man’ Hafthor Bjornsson and shows a horrified eye