Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Mark Wahlberg and Will Smith Offered $1 Million to Fight Each Other

Hollywood heavyweights, Mark Wahlberg and Will Smith, have been offered $1 million each to fight in a celebrity boxing match on February 26 in Las Vegas, according to RadarOnline.com.

The match was proposed to both actors--who have portrayed boxers on the big-screen--by Damon Feldman, CEO of Hollywood Boxing Federation (formally known as Celebrity Boxing Federation).

"This will be a great opportunity for both stars to fight in the Super Bowl of Hollywood boxing and to donate millions to their favorite charities," Feldman said.

Wahlberg and Smith are familiar with the sport of boxing through their films.  Smith played the title role in the Michael Mann's award-winning film "Ali" and Wahlberg stars as "Irish" Mickey Ward in David O. Russell's critically-acclaimed "The Fighter," which is currently playing in theaters.  Both films are considered two of the all-time best movies in the boxing-genre.

Feldman said the two actors would go at it for three, one minute rounds.  "We don't think these two are going to rip each others heads off, " said Feldman.  "We're just hoping they get into the ring and duke it out."

Both actors are physically fit and look like they could go toe-to-toe with each other.  Wahlberg claims he spent more money on training for "The Fighter" than he got paid and it showed.  The scenes where Wahlberg's filmed shots were inter cut with real tapes of Ward's HBO's fights were barely distinguishable.

If the two ever decide to put up their dukes, Wahlberg will have to go inside, he gives up more than a few inches and pounds to the lanky Smith.

The Hollywood Boxing Federation has promoted C-list "celebrity fights" with Jose Canseco, Danny Bonaduce, and Michael Lohan before. It may be easier to get Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the ring than the two A-listers.

Neither star has commented on the offer, but I would take Marky Mark over Fresh Prince in a split decision.

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