The real life boxer played by Mark Wahlberg in The Fighter is in hospital after he was attacked by a dog.
Micky Ward was portrayed by the actor in the critically-acclaimed film, which told the story of legendary fighter's sporting success and won Oscars for both Christian Bale and Melissa Leo.
But despite his boxing past, Ward was no match for an aggressive stray dog who approached him as he was walking his own pet pooch in Massachusetts on Wednesday (15Jun11).
Ward tried to stop a fight between the two animals, but the stray turned on him and left him with serious bites on his arm and fingers, according to
He was hospitalised for treatment and is expected to stay under doctors' care until Sunday (19Jun11).