Actor Mickey Rourke Scheduled For Pro Boxing Match In Russia

by Rory Kernaghan | Posted on Thursday, November 20th, 2014 | 0

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No, not a movie about Mickey Rourke boxing, he is actually making a return to the ring….

At aged 62, Mickey Rourke is a well established Hollywood movie star, playing roles in hit movies such a Sin City and The Wrestler. A little known fact about Mickey Rourke is that he was an amateur boxer in the 60’s, and fought during the 1990’s as a pro. His time in the ring as a pro led to eventual plastic surgery from the damage he took.

News broke today that Mickey Rourke’s boxing career is not quite over yet, as he is set to face a Russian less than half his age on the undercard of Ruslan Provodnikov vs Jose Luis Castillo. Check out what Rourke said on his fighting career:

“Boxing is a serious part of my life. It taught me respect and determination, patience and concentration. I always dreamed of fighting a match in Russia.”

Indeed, Mickey Rourke boxing again at such an age seems somewhat crazy, but you have to respect him for having the guts to do it. He will face Elliot Seymour (1-9) in Moscow, at an unknown weight. Seymour, who is not exactly world class, is currently a light middleweight.

Roruke was actually a half decent boxer, fighting six times and going unbeaten in his first career revival between 1991-94. Rourke fought 30 times as an amateur, and his trainer said the following of the ageing movie star:

‘Given his age 62 years old – he is in a perfect shape,’ Kornilov said. ‘He continues training for the fight now. Mickey did appear in spars with young boxers and we’ll wait and see his performance on the prize-ring,’ he said. ‘I think he’ll cope with the task because he has a wealth of experience. ‘

Is Mickey Rourke boxing a 29 year old a good idea?

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