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Tie Domi passes on chance to fight Mark Wahlberg for charity

Dec 7, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

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Mark Wahlberg has been nominated for an Oscar, but he might never get the chance to punch Tie Domi in the face in front of thousands of people.

That’s not for a lack of trying though. Wahlberg was promoting his upcoming movie, Broken City, when he issued a challenge to his old friend, according to Yahoo!’s Puck Daddy.

“Hey, Tie Domi, I’m officially challenging you [to a fight],” Wahlberg said. “Because there’s no hockey, I’m officially challenging you to a fight at the Air Canada Centre. Are you in or not? … Don’t duck me. … We’re gonna have to open the double doors so your head can fit through.”

Wahlberg later added that “all the proceeds, including when I knock his teeth out, we’ll give them all to charity.”

Strong words, but they weren’t enough to convince the retired veteran that accumulated 3,515 penalty minutes in 1,020 games to fight.

Domi ultimately passed on the brawl out of respect for Wahlberg’s “pretty face.”

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