Mark Wahlberg has admitted that his boxing obsession led to a few injuries for some of his friends. Mark says that while training he started to take the sport a little too seriously away from filming.
“I feel bad saying it but I’ve fractured a lot of ribs on other people and a lot of concussions. One friend had some bleeding in the brain and that wasn’t good and it happened at my house. We’re still friends and he came back to train. We never punched in the head again but we’d still spar to the body.”
He felt bad, but shared another story that had him cracking up despite his friend’s injury:
“Another guy cracked his rib on this side and then he tore the muscles on the other side in pain and he kind of collapsed holding both sides and his pants fell down to his ankles.
“We felt bad that he was hurt but it was so funny that his pants fell down.
“But those are the risks you take going into the ring. Everybody who goes in is aware of that.”
Mark shared that his boys are also loving the sport:
“My kids love to go in the ring. My sons take karate, which teaches them a lot of discipline but the only one they can fight with is daddy and they like to do it every chance that they get.”
I’m really curious to know which friends suffered the injuries! I can’t help it, I’m nosy like that!
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