Mark Wahlberg defended friend in club brawl

London: Mark Wahlberg put his boxing training for Oscar-nominated ‘The Fighter’ to good use when he got into a brawl with a man who attacked his friend at a nightclub.

The 39-year-old actor, who trained for four-and-a-half years to play Irish-American boxer Micky Ward in the biopic, said his training was helpful when his pal got into trouble during a night-out, reports

"My last fight was a few years ago in a club and I did knuckle-up somebody`s face pretty good. They were deserving of it," he said.

"Usually when I start something I don`t end up on the winning end, but when I`m doing the right thing I usually come out pretty good. A guy sucker punched a friend of mine, so I had to return the favour. Then his friend came in and he got a little too," he added.