Wahlberg, Smith offered $1 mn for charity boxing matchBy IANS
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
LONDON - Actors Mark Wahlberg and Will Smith have been offered $1 million each to fight in a celebrity boxing match.
Both actors have portrayed boxers on the big screen - Wahlberg in “The Fighter” and Smith in “Ali”. Damon Feldman, CEO of Hollywood Boxing Federation, is hoping they will put their sporting skills to the test for a charity bout in February.
“This will be a great opportunity for both stars to fight in the Superbowl of Hollywood boxing and donate millions to their favourite charities. It would be a great event too. Can you imagine,” femalefirst.co.uk quoted Feldman as saying.
“Both guys have trained with professional boxers. Will Smith played Muhammad Ali in ‘Ali’ and was phenomenal. Wahlberg is currently playing Mickey Ward in ‘The Fighter’. Come on, I really think that this would be a huge event and great way for them to donate to their favourite charities,” Feldman added.