He played ‘Irish’ Micky Ward in The Fighter, and actor Mark Wahlberg is certainly excited about the upcoming Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao fight.
So excited, in fact, that he has put $250,000 on Pacquiao to be the first man to defeat Mayweather when they meet in the richest fight in history in Las Vegas May 2.
Wahlberg contacted musician P Diddy on Instagram and proposed a small wager on the outcome of the fight.
Diddy, who likes Mayweather, suggested $100,000, but Wahlberg upped the stakes to $250,000.
Mayweather is a warm favourite to beat Pacquiao.
Wahlberg and Diddy are not the only celebs to risk some cash on the result.
One-time Mayweather ally 50 Cent said he would bet more than $1 million on his old friend to beat Pacquiao.
Former basketballer Shaquille O’Neill believes Mayweather will win by seventh-round knockout, and actor Jamie Foxx also feels Mayweather will be too good.
Former NBA star Charles Barkley, however, thinks Pacquiao’s aggression will get the job done.