Booking an All-Toronto Maple Leafs Celebrity Boxing Card

A detailed view of the boxing gloves ringside (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
A detailed view of the boxing gloves ringside (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images) /
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Tie Domi #28 of the Toronto Maple Leafs  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/NHLI) /

The Main Event


Wayne Simmonds (current age) vs Tie Domi (current age)

The crowd is electric for this match. Wayne Simmonds, the 32-year-old active winger is facing off with the retired 51-year enforcer, Tie Domi.

Simmonds stands six-foot-two, 185 pounds. He led the Leafs this past season in fighting majors with three. Simmonds has dropped his mitts many times over the span of his 13-year NHL career. The three-time Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award winner has had 64 fights in the league. He is four inches taller than Domi and 19 years younger making him the favourite in this contest.

Domi is five-foot-ten, 213 pounds. He is the NHL’s all-time leader in fighting majors. Through his 16 year playing career, he threw hands 270 times. 188 of those fights were in a Maple Leafs uniform. Domi was so well revered for his ability to keep opponents honest that he was even challenged in retirement to box Oscar-winning actor Mark Wahlberg in 2012.

Wahlberg did some trash talking while on his press tour in Toronto to promote the film “Broken City”. While it may have been a stunt to make the news, seeing as Domi and Wahlberg were good friends at the time, it did get people talking. That boxing match never happened but in 2018 during one of his son Max’s boxing sessions, Domi suggested he only needed one punch to take out Wahlberg.

One punch wouldn’t be enough to put away Simmonds. With these two going at it, there is concern over Domi fighting at his age. That worry would quickly dissipate seeing the former Comwave spokesperson both throw and eat punches. This is a brutal fight that goes the distance. With neither man coming off their feet, the decision gets left in the hands of the judges. Ultimately, Domi just barely edges out Simmonds on the scorecard but the real winner of the fight would be the crowd who got to witness it.