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Monday just got a little better (and a lot hotter) thanks to the one and only Idris Elba!

The 43-year-old Thor: Ragnarok star secured his spot as our official #ManCrushMonday with a single shirtless, sweaty post-workout snap he posted to Instagram this afternoon. "Cutting weight, two days before first fight, mind in the right place," the chiseled actor captioned the studly shot. "Fear NO guy."

The Golden Globe Winner has been hitting the gym a lot over the past few months. Boxing undoubtedly helps him stay in tiptop shape for his numerous action roles, but Idris also really enjoys the sport itself. He'd been a fan of boxing for many years, but he admittedly became obsessed with it while training for his role in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

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"Mandela has gotten me so obsessed with it I actually want to fight," he told Vulture in a 2012 interview. "But I just find it so fascinating, the conditioning. And I'm dog tired right now, but I'm fighting through that. Usually I give up, I just want to go to bed, and will. I'll say no to interviews. But at the moment I'm using this fact that I'm working as hard as I've ever worked in a gym. It parallels the hard work that I'm putting into my film work right now. It's sort of like the discipline it takes to play these different characters is similar to the discipline it takes to get up and do two hours of really hard labor in a gym."

Well Idris, from what we can see, all that hard work is most definitely paying off!

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