On March 28, 2021, the 2017 World’s Strongest Man (WSM) Champion Eddie Corridor took to his YouTube channel to reply some questions from his followers. Corridor mentioned his greatest remorse as a aggressive strongman, his response to Joe Rogan‘s feedback about his boxing method, if he intends to proceed as an expert boxer following “The Heaviest Boxing Match in Historical past,” and if there’s any likelihood of a renewed friendship with 2018 WSM champion Hafthor Björnsson after their bout scheduled for September 2021.
Take a look at the total Q&A under courtesy of Björnsson’s YouTube channel:
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Corridor On His Future Boxing Profession
The primary query Corridor responds to asks if he intends to pursue a profession as an expert fighter after his bout with Björnsson. With out mincing phrases, Corridor solutions, “Fairly merely, sure.”
Corridor is a full 12 months into his boxing coaching and appears to benefit from the coaching. He feels as if he has tailored rapidly when it comes to stamina and endurance coaching and picked up numerous methods in a brief time frame. It additionally doesn’t harm that he likes to throw punches and get punched.
I completely love boxing. Combating has been an enormous a part of my life.
Corridor divulges that his upbringing was a reasonably combative one. He’s been in numerous fights, damaged many bones, had bottles smashed over his head, and acquired into scuffles involving “bricks, sticks, baseball bats, you identify it.” Though his relationship with combating is more healthy now, Corridor nonetheless finds it to be an pleasurable escape for him and intends to have a boxing profession that lasts, no less than, a number of years.
Corridor’s Largest Remorse In Strongman
Questioned about his greatest remorse in strongman and if he would do it over in another way if he might, Corridor responds:
“My greatest remorse was [the] 2014 World Deadlift Championships.”
At that occasion, Corridor hit a brand new deadlift world document of 461 kilograms (1,016.3 kilos) together with Benedikt Magnússon. Nonetheless, after locking out the elevate and being given the “down sign” by the referee, Corridor let go of the bar. This isn’t authorized in competitors. For a elevate to rely, the strongman should management the bar again to the ground. By dropping the bar, even after getting the sign that the elevate was good, it “disallowed the elevate” and value Corridor $10,000 in prize cash.
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On the time, Corridor was nonetheless working full time along with being an expert strongman. Lacking out on that prize cash meant he truly misplaced cash competing within the occasion and was prepared to surrender his whole strongman profession. His spouse was capable of speak him out of it by reinforcing that though the elevate didn’t formally rely, he proved he was one of many strongest deadlifters on the planet.
Corridor doubled down on his strongman profession following that occasion. He give up his different jobs to focus completely on strongman. Though the largest remorse of his profession was dropping that barbell, he wouldn’t do it over as a result of “it put the fireplace in [his] stomach.”
It’s the losses that make a person…that make a victor.
Corridor acknowledges that shedding isn’t simple, however he’s grateful for the failures in his profession. Every time he got here in third or scored a runner-up end was a part of his course of to finally being topped the WSM.
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Responding to Joe Rogan
On March 11, 2021, the Joe Rogan Expertise podcast host, Joe Rogan, interviewed five-time Fittest Man on Earth® Mat Fraser. Throughout the interview, they mentioned the upcoming bout between Corridor and Björnsson and watched tape of every strongman’s boxing coaching. Rogan critiqued the methods. Particularly, Rogan referred to as Corridor’s punching type “rudimentary” and “arm punches.”
Rogan recognized that the sheer mass Corridor and Björnsson stick with it their frames could make it troublesome to throw a punch fluidly. It isn’t as simple to show their shoulders and drive from the hips when throwing a punch versus somebody who has a lot much less bulk. Rogan famous that Corridor’s physique was very “stiff” and counseled Björnsson’s coaching crew for having Björnsson give attention to method.
As an enormous fan of Rogan himself, Corridor took the feedback in stride:
“Individuals can speculate, they will make assumptions, they will guess…however I’m knocking Thor out. There’s little question in my thoughts. Individuals can say no matter they need, no offense to Joe Rogan’s feedback…however he doesn’t know the total image. It doesn’t hassle me within the slightest. I hope it offers Thor extra confidence as a result of he wants it…he’s in serious trouble.”
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“Irreparable” Friendship With Hafthor Björnsson
When requested if he would ever be pals with Björnsson, Corridor laughed. He mentions that he and Björnsson as soon as have been “good pals” regardless of being rivals on the greatest occasions in strongman for a few years. They frolicked collectively at every others’ properties, partied collectively, traveled the world collectively, however it all modified following the controversy surrounding the 2017 WSM contest.
The competition finally got here all the way down to the distinction of a single rep on the Viking press occasion. Björnsson believed that he was robbed of a rep discounted for double-dipping — which is when an athlete bends their knees throughout a rep to generate energy from the legs to press the burden overhead. Björnsson was warned for double-dipping a number of instances through the occasion and was finally penalized a rep which allowed for Corridor to say the crown.
Corridor refers back to the controversy surrounding his WSM win as a “black cloud” and doesn’t imagine Björnsson cares. The results of the discrepancy is that Corridor didn’t take into account Björnsson a buddy and stated, “even with an apology…I don’t wish to…break bread with this man.”
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Let’s Get Prepared To Rumble
Each Corridor and Björnsson will descend on Las Vegas, NV, on Sep. 18, 2021, to battle it out within the ring. Each males are WSM champions, they’re the one two individuals to ever efficiently deadlift no less than 500 kilograms (1,102.3 kilos), and it seems as if there’s nonetheless dangerous blood between them. Each males have stated that they intend to knock the opposite out early within the combat, so anticipate them to come out swinging. Relaxation assured, when these two behemoths collide, there’ll virtually assuredly be fireworks.
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