By Adam Markovitz
September 16, 2010 at 01:45 PM EDT

Anybody here want to go 10 rounds with Mark Wahlberg? Didn’t think so. But we can’t wait to step into the ring with him in The Fighter, the new David O. Russell film based on the true comeback story of boxer “Irish” Mickey Ward. The movie’s first trailer just hit the Interwebs, and from the looks of it, this might be a serious Oscar contender: award show favorites Wahlberg, Christian Bale (as his brother), and Amy Adams (as Wahlberg’s love interest) all seem to be in top form, and everyone knows the Academy loves itself an underdog in the ring (see: Rocky, Million Dollar Baby, The Wrestler, etc.). See for yourself in the clip below.

What do you think, PopWatchers? Does The Fighter look like a knockout to you?