Belfast Telegraph

Rourke gets back in the ring at 62

Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke has returned to the boxing ring at the age of 62, defeating a fighter less than half his age in an exhibition bout.

Mickey sent Elliot Seymour, a 29-year-old former California Golden Gloves champion with a 1-9 professional record, to the canvas twice in the second round before the referee stopped the fight.

The bout at a Moscow concert hall was Mickey's first fight in 20 years.

He took a break from acting in the early 1990s, finishing a three-year pro boxing career with six wins and two draws.

Mickey refused to go into detail about his motivations for returning to the ring but told Russian TV that boxing had "sort of saved me from myself".


From Belfast Telegraph