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These days Mickey Rourke is best known as actor… you know, The Wrestler, Body Heat, Diner, The Rainmaker. But if you weren’t aware, he was once and still is a heckuva boxer. In fact, he was an amateur boxer before he was an actor.
After becoming successful as an actor, he mounted a pugilistic comeback as a professional in the early 90s, amassing a 6-0-2 record.
Now, 20 years later and at 62 years of age, Rourke decided to give it another go. He fought 29-year-old America fighter Elliot Seymour in Moscow… and beat him by way of a second-round TKO stoppage.
Seymour isn’t exactly a world beater, entering the fight with a 1-9 record, but more than a decade into his AARP eligibility, you can’t really fault Rourke for not stepping in with Adonis Stevenson or Sergey Kovalev.
Well done Mr. Rourke, well done.