Here is the short quote from Wahlberg:
Now we’re gonna talk about doing No. 2. We’re gonna do the Ward /Gatti trilogy and make it real./slashfilm did some research. They outlined a trilogy of fights between The Fighter's main character, Micky Ward and Arturo Gatti. In 2002, the boxers fought twice, each man winning a fight. They were apparently amazing fights. One of the two fights was considered "Fight of the Year" by Ring Magazine.
The third and final match up came in 2003, and apparently it was epic! It went to the end. At one point Gatti breaks his hand in two spots and must finish the fight with only one hand. Again the match up was considered "Fight of the Year". They really is a story to tell here, and hopefully it is made.
The only thing left to ponder is who would return for the sequel? Christian Bale? Melissa Leo? Director, David O. Russell? It will be interesting to see. You all know I loved the film. I hoped for the actors to get recognized during Oscar night, and they were! So hopefully this sequel is made, we'll see!