Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale Duke it Out in ‘The Fighter’ Trailer (VIDEO)

Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale are feeling a little punchy these days.

A new trailer for Wahlberg and Bale’s upcoming movie The Fighter (in theaters on December 10) hit the Internet today, and two things are clear: a) there’ll be plenty of fists thrown outside the ring in this flick, and b) Bale excels at slimming down for a role.

The movie chronicles the real-life tale of boxer “Irish” Micky Ward, who rose to fame in the ring in the mid-’80s before retiring and making a remarkable comeback years later. Wahlberg plays the titular pugilist, while Bale, looking alarmingly gaunt, plays his half-brother/trainer Dickie Ecklund, whose own life was plagued by drug troubles.

Check out the trailer for The Fighter below. Will it pack a punch at the box office? Share your predictions in the comments section.

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