EDDIE HALL demonstrated his incredible punching power – by attempting to surpass UFC star Francis Ngannou’s world record for the hardest-ever hit.
British behemoth Hall, 33, is training for September’s epic Las Vegas battle against former strongman rival Hafthor Bjornsson, 32.
Eddie Hall attempted to set a new world record for punching powerCredit: YouTube / Eddie ‘The Beast’ Hall
Hall was looking to break the number set by UFC legend Francis NgannouCredit: YouTube / Eddie ‘The Beast’ Hall
And the giant, who has already shed six stone, stepped up his preparations by trying his luck on a high-tech machine dubbed the ‘Power Cube’.
It measures the power of a punch in units, calculating a score based on numerous factors including speed and force.
The world record is currently held by MMA legend Ngannou, who recorded a mammoth 129,161 units after landing an epic punch in 2017.
And Hall attempted to be the man to break that number as he unleashed his raw beast power on the cube.
However, despite giving it everything he got, Hall fell short of Ngannou’s record, landing a high of 113,999.
But having yet to even take part in a warm-up fight, the 2017 World’s Strongest Man victor can be proud of his efforts.
Last month, Hall showed off his blistering jab work in a sparring session with unbeaten British pro Lawrence Okolie.
And he fired a warning shot at Games of Thrones star Bjornsson, warning: “Keeping my head down as training ramps up.
Hall failed to get the better of Ngannou’s hit recorded four years agoCredit: YouTube / Athlete Fit Clips
Hall fights Hafthor Bjornsson in September at a Las Vegas arenaCredit: EPA
“Four months until we see Thor’s face down on the floor.”
But his Icelandic counterpart , the World’s Strongest Man in 2018, responded: “Eddie Hall, you better be training your a** off, because I’m coming for you and I’m knocking you out.
“You’re going down. I respect you as an athlete and I know you’re training hard, but I am going to knock you out.”
The Insidexpress is now on Telegram and Google News. Join us on Telegram and Google News, and stay updated.