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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