Thor Bjornsson and Eddie Hall weigh 600lb - but it won't be heaviest fight ever

Thor Bjornsson and Hall have weighed in at a combined 600lbs ahead of their boxing grudge match but it will not be the self-proclaimed 'heaviest boxing match in history'.

The strongman pair will finally settle their rivalry in a fight that has been branded the 'heaviest boxing match in history' that is set to take place in Dubai. Bjornsson and Hall weighed in for the event at a combined 600lbs with Bjornsson weighing in 22lb heavier than his rival at 335lb with Hall hitting the scales at 313lbs.

A rivalry has existed between the pair since 2017 with both fighters having made remarkable transformations to enter the boxing ring having both shed around 60kg for the event.

We take a look below at fights that will tip the scales ahead of Bjornsson's clash with Hall...

Deontay Wilder fought 'man mountain' Dustin Nichols in a heavyweight clash during the early years of his meteoric rise in 2010. Nichols weighed in at around 398lbs which was lower than his career heaviest, while the 'Bronze Bomber' came in at 215lbs taking their total to a combined 613lbs.

Wilder had ten professional victories and appeared to be knocked down in the opening round of the fight. The referee later ruled it a slip and Wilder was able to rally to secure an opening round stoppage victory with Nichols being forced to retire. The American has since gone on to become a former heavyweight champion and fight in an epic trilogy with Tyson Fury.

Thor Bjornsson and Eddie Hall weigh 600lb - but it won't be heaviest fight ever

At his heaviest weight Nichols weighed in at around 450lbs almost breaking the scales in a clash against Justin Jones. The pair weighed a combined 657lbs with his opponent coming in at 207lbs. The 'Worm' retired after nine fights with five defeats to his name.

Brown weighed in at his career heaviest against Samuel Peters at 363lbs with the fight weighing around 603lb combined with his opponent coming in at 240lbs. An infamous picture of the star sat in his corner against Dominick Guinn remains frequently used with the star having eventually retired in 2011.

His fight against Guinn came on the undercard of Joe Calzaghe's clash with Roy Jones Jr, where he was significantly trimmed to his career heaviest at 301lbs.

However he later ballooned in weight adding another 50lbs before making several bows and retiring as one of the heaviest fighters in the history of the sport.

Eric 'Butterbean' Esch tipped the scales at a career heaviest weight of 426lbs when he fought Kirk Lawton handing 'Butterbean' the final loss of his career.

The American physically broke the scale during the weigh-in on the Friday of fight week according to reports, with his rival weighing in at around 250lbs, taking their combined total to a mega 676lbs. Esch retired at the end of the second round refusing to come out for the third round citing a shoulder injury as his reason for not continuing.

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'Butterbean' promised his rival a rematch after feeling the wrath of the crowd's displeasure but later retired from the sport. Esch was bullied as a child for his weight so dieted on butter beans to try and lose the pounds with the nickname sticking.

In his biggest career clash, Esch faced an ageing Larry Holmes where he scored a late knockdown despite falling to unanimous decision defeat in 2002.