May 25, 2017

Will Mark Wahlberg fight Will Smith for celebrity boxing match?


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: People realize Will Smith and Mark Wahlberg only played boxers in movies, right? They’re not legitimate boxers. Yes, they trained to make it look real on screen … but they don’t actually box for a living.

So why are the A-list actors being offered $1 million to fight in Las Vegas? Aren’t celebrity death matches a thing of the past?

Not if you are boxing promoter Damon Feldman, who is ponying up the dough in an effort to raise awareness for the sport and bring a little sizzle back to the Vegas Strip.

The N.Y, Daily News reports that Wahlberg and Smith would fight three one-minute rounds.

“We don’t think these two are going to rip each others heads off,” Feldman said. “We’re just hoping to get into the ring and have a little fun duking it out.”

Wahlberg, of course, stars in “The Fighter,” which currently is in theaters, while Smith once played Muhammad Ali for Michael Mann’s biopic.

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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