Mickey Rourke during a boxing training in a World Class fitness club on November 26, 2014 in Moscow, Russia.
UPDATED 2:15 p.m. ET: At 62 years old, Mickey Rourke returned to the boxing ring Friday night in Moscow, beating a fighter less than half his age. According to the Associated Press, Rourke scored two knockdowns against Elliot Seymour, a 29-year-old former California Golden Gloves champion with a 1-9 professional record, before the referee stopped the fight and awarded the win to Rourke.
However, this video of the fight would suggest that neither Rourke nor Seymour were that formidable in the ring:
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ORIGINAL POST: Mickey Rourke is a hard man to describe. Young people nowadays probably know him as Marv from the Sin City movies, and those who are older remember him as a Hollywood heartthrob in 1980s flicks 9 1/2 Weeks and Year of the Dragon.
However, in the 1960s and '70s, Rourke was also a boxer, boasting a formidable 27 wins and three losses as an amateur. He also has a spotless record as a professional, with six wins, two draws and no losses. Now, at 62 and some 20 years after his last fight, Rourke is returning to the ring — against 29-year-old American fighter Elliot Seymour.
Slated to last five rounds, the fight is scheduled to take place Friday in Moscow. And while it sounds like a recipe for disaster, Rourke's weigh-insand photos from his training, shows that the actor is in very good shape.
Legendary boxing coach Freddie Roach, known for his work with Mike Tyson, is coaching Rourke, who reportedly lost 35 pounds preparing for Friday's fight.
Given Seymour's awful boxing record — with only one win and nine losses — we'd say Rourke has more than a decent chance to win.
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