MARTYN FORD has been “eviscerated” after watching friend Eddie Hall lose to Hafthor Bjornsson – but is ready for revenge.
The Hollywood movie star was ringside Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium in support of Hall.
But the night ended in defeat for Britain’s ex-world’s strongest man with Bjornsson – nicknamed Thor – Winning the six-round exhibition on points.
Ford, 39, tells iFL TV: “I’m just disappointed in Eddie as a friend. But I’ll tell you what, I’d fucking knock him out.
“I would take Thor, 100 percent, 100 percent. In my eyes he is technically good, he has been trained well.
“But I would take Thor 100 percent, I don’t know if I would ‘knock him out’ but I would win. I would bet 100 percent on myself.”
Actor Ford – who stands 6ft 8in and weighs over 21 STONE – admitted he would only fight Bjornsson with Hall’s blessing.
He said: “If Eddie can be made against Thor and Thor wants to keep boxing, we’re not a million miles apart.
“I have nothing personal against Thor, I don’t even know the guy. Technically I would really stand behind me.
“I’m not taking anything, this is Eddie’s night, I’m here for Eddie, I’m not here to call anyone.
“Thor wants to stick with boxing, do I want to box? F*** yes. If Eddie wanted me to do it, would I do it? F*** yes.
“If Eddie didn’t want me to do it, would I? No, I wouldn’t.”
Ford makes his boxing debut against the ‘Iranian Hulk’ on April 30 – but is already counting his chances against Game of Thrones star Thor.
He said: “He was taught very well, nice moves, easygoing but he’s not bloody toxic man.
“I know you don’t want to give it your all, but there’s no catch. I would really support myself, support myself.”
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