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‘Hardest I’ve Ever Been Hit’: Will Smith Details Intense Experience Filming For ‘Ali’

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‘Hardest I’ve Ever Been Hit’: Will Smith Details Intense Experience Filming For ‘Ali’


Will Smith shared a memorable and painful experience from the filming of the 2001 biopic Ali during an appearance on First We Feast’s Hot Ones.

Smith, who portrayed the legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, recounted the hardest hit he ever received on a movie set, delivered by Michael Bentt, who played Sonny Liston in the film. The incident occurred while Smith was working on perfecting his boxing stance under the guidance of his trainer.

“My trainer was trying to get me to get the angle of my spine forward. And in this second I just was like, ‘You know what? Commit.’ And I committed and leaned forward,” Smith said on “Hot Ones.” “Almost as an instinctual reaction, Michael Bentt threw a right hand. And I saw it coming at the last second and I put my head down. And he caught me with a right hand right on top of my head.”

The punch landed squarely on top of Smith’s head, sending a shock of pain down his arms. (RELATED: ‘A Unique Monster’: Actor Shares His Thoughts On The Dangers Of Fame)

“Didn’t knock my head back, it compressed my neck down onto my spine. I felt an electrical shock go down the back of…



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