Mickey Rourke is a pretty bad ass 62-year-old. The actor recently returned to boxing and defeated his 29-year-old competitor Elliot Seymour.
Before Rourke became a heartthrob in movies like 9 1/2 Weeks, he was a boxer. He was a pretty good one too. According to Mashable, he won 27 out of 30 matches as an amateur and was undefeated as a professional.
The 62-year-old actor managed to keep his undefeated streak going this week when he stepped into the ring with Seymour in Moscow.
Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke, 62, TKOs 29-year old in exhibition bout in Moscow pic.twitter.com/MV32K8EpRv
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Rourke scored two knockdowns before the ref stopped the fight.
Seymour is a California Golden Gloves champion but he doesn’t have the greatest professional record. Before stepping into the ring with Rourke, he had only scored one victory out of ten fights.
#MickeyRourke is unbeliable, at his age winning a box match against someone 33 years young, there is no messing with Mickey Rourke
— In2town Magazine (@In2townmagazine) November 28, 2014
It’s unclear if Rourke has any plans to continue boxing. He was working with legendary boxing coach Freddie Roach, who also worked with Tyson, and reportedly lost more than 30 pounds before the fight.
— Mashable (@mashable) November 28, 2014
Mickey Rourke didn’t say what motivated him to get back into the ring but he did say that the sport “sort of saved me from myself” when he took a break from acting in the 1990s to be a boxer.