Who knew Mark Wahlberg and Tie Domi were good friends? Wahlberg was in Toronto for a charity event called CIBC’s Miracle Day and challenged Domi to a boxing match at the Air Canada Centre. Wahlberg said the fight would be a good idea for some entertainment since there is no hockey in Canada right now. Thanks for reminding us Mark.
Wahlberg of course is an actor who has starred in such movies as Ted, The Italian Job, Invincible, and Planet of the Apes. He is also a producer on HBO’s critically acclaimed series Boardwalk Empire. Not to mention his awkward career as a rapper with Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch during the early 1990’s.
So why is Wahlberg so adamant about getting his hands on a longtime NHL enforcer? To raise a little money for charity it seems. He started a little trash talking as well, saying that he would give the teeth he knocked out of Domi’s mouth to charity also. Then they both began arguing about who had the bigger head and took some eyeball measurements. Domi clearly came out on the short end of that contest.
Domi ultimately passed on the fight citing he didn’t want to screw up Wahlberg’s pretty face and movie career. If they did come to blows, however, I wonder who would come out victorious. If the fight was on the ice I would have to go with Domi, as he probably is a better skater than Wahlberg. Keyword there being probably. If it was contested in the ring, Wahlberg may have the upper hand thanks to fitness and a better reach.
Sadly it doesn’t look like we are going to find out who the winner would be. Come to think of it, if you have any recollection of FOX’s short-lived disaster Celebrity Boxing, then we are probably better off not knowing.