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Media Tom Aspinall vs Eddie Hall unreleased sparring footage

Eddie honestly looks terrible, size is a factor for him being slow and easily winded but I've seen guys who boxed for years, stopped, got morbidly obese and picked up boxing again in their 30s just out of love and to lose weight who look like super athletes compared to Hall. Hall really charges into his punches, telegraphs everything and doesn't show much technique. He's a freak athlete and a giant powerhouse, Tom's gotta respect that while also making sure not to hurt him. Eddie's going to look a lot better because of those things than he actually is in sparring.
 
Eddie Hall might not be the greatest example, but I wish the UFC would uncap the HW limit. What if you put Aspinall's mind into Hall's body, he would be a juggernaut. We could see some new life at HW with a new limit. I don't buy that 265 is a universal weight that all the big guys can make. There might be some giants like Valuev who would train MMA if it was allowed. UFC can choose who they sign or don't, or cut guys if they get morbidly obese.
 
Eddie honestly looks terrible, size is a factor for him being slow and easily winded but I've seen guys who boxed for years, stopped, got morbidly obese and picked up boxing again in their 30s just out of love and to lose weight who look like super athletes compared to Hall. Hall really charges into his punches, telegraphs everything and doesn't show much technique. He's a freak athlete and a giant powerhouse, Tom's gotta respect that while also making sure not to hurt him. Eddie's going to look a lot better because of those things than he actually is in sparring.

The difference is exactly what you said. These guys have been boxing for years, they have muscle memory. Eddie has been a strongman all his life and picked up boxing relatively recently. He weighs close to 400 lbs. The fact that he isn't wheezing his guts out after two minutes of sparring with Tom Aspinall is a testament to his athletic capabilities.
 
Eddie honestly looks terrible, size is a factor for him being slow and easily winded but I've seen guys who boxed for years, stopped, got morbidly obese and picked up boxing again in their 30s just out of love and to lose weight who look like super athletes compared to Hall. Hall really charges into his punches, telegraphs everything and doesn't show much technique. He's a freak athlete and a giant powerhouse, Tom's gotta respect that while also making sure not to hurt him. Eddie's going to look a lot better because of those things than he actually is in sparring.
Really?

I though he looked good or a guy who is like 350lbs and does fuck around a lot and not boxes seriously.

Tom is as good as they come. Of course he is going to play with Eddie.
 
The difference is exactly what you said. These guys have been boxing for years, they have muscle memory. Eddie has been a strongman all his life and picked up boxing relatively recently. He weighs close to 400 lbs. The fact that he isn't wheezing his guts out after two minutes of sparring with Tom Aspinall is a testament to his athletic capabilities.

Maybe I'm being too critical. It's fun to watch super athletes do different things, I appreciate the content from Eddie honestly. That said, I feel like Hafthor wasn't particularly talented and he bested Eddie pretty easily from what I remember. Would be fun to see Eddie do more applicable pursuits like powerlifting or Sumo.
 
Eddie Hall might not be the greatest example, but I wish the UFC would uncap the HW limit. What if you put Aspinall's mind into Hall's body, he would be a juggernaut. We could see some new life at HW with a new limit. I don't buy that 265 is a universal weight that all the big guys can make. There might be some giants like Valuev who would train MMA if it was allowed. UFC can choose who they sign or don't, or cut guys if they get morbidly obese.
The 265 limit is absolutely moronic.
 
Eddie honestly looks terrible, size is a factor for him being slow and easily winded but I've seen guys who boxed for years, stopped, got morbidly obese and picked up boxing again in their 30s just out of love and to lose weight who look like super athletes compared to Hall. Hall really charges into his punches, telegraphs everything and doesn't show much technique. He's a freak athlete and a giant powerhouse, Tom's gotta respect that while also making sure not to hurt him. Eddie's going to look a lot better because of those things than he actually is in sparring.

he looks like someone that didn't do any sport in his youth, i mean a real sport that requires a performance a little more complex than lifting.
 
he looks like someone that didn't do any sport in his youth, i mean a real sport that requires a performance a little more complex than lifting.

Pretty sure he was a fairly successful swimmer in his youth, not sure about the rest of his athletic history. I'd say Olympic lifting is hugely athletic but I'd agree strongman and powerlifting are less so. Hall is still so big for his height, it's almost like his body gets his way from punching when it comes to range of motion, extension, turning shots over, just technique in general.
 
Maybe I'm being too critical. It's fun to watch super athletes do different things, I appreciate the content from Eddie honestly. That said, I feel like Hafthor wasn't particularly talented and he bested Eddie pretty easily from what I remember. Would be fun to see Eddie do more applicable pursuits like powerlifting or Sumo.
To be fair, Eddie went into that fight with a torn bicep. He was basically boxing with one working arm.
 
i know a lot of people that consider themselves "former swimmer" but 9 out of 10 didn't do it agonistically or stick to it after 11-12 years old.
Edward Stephen Hall was born in Newcastle-under-Lyme on 15 January 1988. As a teenager, he was a successful competitive swimmer in his age group; he competed in the UK Nationals swimming competition in 2001, winning four gold medals and one silver while setting two British records in the process.
 
Edward Stephen Hall was born in Newcastle-under-Lyme on 15 January 1988. As a teenager, he was a successful competitive swimmer in his age group; he competed in the UK Nationals swimming competition in 2001, winning four gold medals and one silver while setting two British records in the process.

he quit at 13, he partecipated and won some annual children competitions: he didn't do sport agonistically.
 
he looks like someone that didn't do any sport in his youth, i mean a real sport that requires a performance a little more complex than lifting.
i know a lot of people that consider themselves "former swimmer" but 9 out of 10 didn't do it agonistically or stick to it after 11-12 years old.

It's hilarious how wrong you are.



At the ASA National Age Group Championships in 2001, he won gold in the 13yrs 50m, 100m, 400m and 1500m freestyle and silver in the 200m.
A year later Eddie won gold in the 14yrs 400m and 1500m, silver in the 100m and was fourth in the 200m. In the 30-length race, he shared the podium with Dan Fogg, the 14yrs bronze medallist, who went on to make the London 2012 Olympic 1500m final.
 
It's hilarious how wrong you are.



he quit at 13, he isn't consider a former agonistic swimmer by anyone (those are just children branches like the ones in which everyone of us competed and won sometimes).
a video in which he show how is able to swim just prove that he didn't forget how to do it.
 
he quit at 13, he partecipated and won some annual children competitions: he didn't do sport agonistically.
he quit at 13, he isn't consider a former agonistic swimmer by anyone (those are just children branches like the ones in which everyone of us competed and won sometimes).

He was literally the best swimmer in the entire UK for his age and shared the podium with a future Olympian.

Are you being intentionally daft?
 
The tiny cage also helps Hall get close to Tom in the Octagon Tom could circle and hit him all day.
 

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