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Homeless Man Takes Dive For Rourke Win

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - Just when you though the non-sanctioned fight featuring 62 year old Academy Award nominee Mickey Rourke. If you saw the bout, then you are well aware of the ridiculous spectacle it was (if you didn’t, see it, click here). A oddly scripted dance routine punctuated by a Rourke faking chest pains then coming back with a left hook. In the end, Rourke was awarded the...
Via BadCulture
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mickey Rourke Paid Homeless Man to Take A Dive in Boxing Match

Now everything is beginning to make sense. Last Friday Mickey Rourke KO’d his 29-year old opponent Elliot Seymour during there match in Russia. Rourke hadn’t fought professionally in over 2 decades and looked every bit of 62 years old when he stepped into the ring. Yet, he dominated Seymour and earned a KO. Now it seems like there’s more to the fight than what we saw on...
Via BlackSportsOnline
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mickey Rourke’s opponent Elliot Seymour paid to take a dive?

Actor Mickey Rourke returned to the boxing ring on Friday at age 62 and notched his first victory since the 1990s. Rourke defeated 29-year-old Elliot Seymour by knocking him down several times, leading to the referee calling the fight. But was it fixed? Prior to his exhibition against Rourke, Seymour had a professional boxing record...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

'Homeless' fighter: I 'was paid to throw fight' against Mickey Rourke: Report

In a report that might not be difficult for fight fans to believe, according to the boxer who lost by TKO to 62-year-old Mickey Rourke in the actor's trumpeted "comeback" bout last Friday, the fix was in. That's right. Twenty-nine year-old Elliot Seymour, who was knocked down by Rourke's soft jabs and flimsy right in the second-round, is a homeless drifter was paid to fly to Russia...
Via The Other Paper
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Provodnikov stops Castillo; Mickey Rourke wins by TKO at age 62

Ruslan Provodnikov (24-3, 17 KO's) scored a 5th round stoppage over Jose Luis Castillo (66-13-1) in Moscow on Friday. The fight, which has been much criticized by many fans and media members as a potentially dangerous bout for Castillo, also signaled Provodnikov's homecoming to the Russian ring. With the comeback win out of the way, hopefully the always exciting and aggressive...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Actor Mickey Rourke Gets “Knockout” in Boxing Match (Video)

If you are going to take a dive, you have to make it look legit, but then again when you are fighting a 62-year-old man who looks 162 I can understand how that can be hard to do. Rourke was fighting over in Russia because I assume he was bored, when he was younger Rourke actually did fight as a professional and wasn’t god awful. H/T Big Lead
Via BlackSportsOnline
6 days ago  |  Discuss

62-year-old Mickey Rourke wins boxing match (Video)

Actor Mickey Rourke returned to boxing on Friday at the age of 62 and defeated 29-year-old Elliot Seymour by technical knockout. Rourke, whose fight in Moscow was his first in 20 years, took a break from acting in the 1990s and went 6-0-2 in his three-year professional boxing career. He scored the exhibition win on...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

62-Year-Old Actor Mickey Rourke ‘TKO’d’ Some Guy in Moscow

In 2008, actor Mickey Rourke portrayed a washed-up wrestler—in The Wrestler— and was snubbed out of an Academy Award for his performance. Fast-forward six years later, and Rourke is back in the ring … as a boxer. Rourke, 62, fought for the first time in 20 years on Friday, taking on 29-year-old Elliot Seymour in an exhibition match in Moscow. The fight was a clunky snoozefest...
Via Busted Coverage
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Actor Mickey Rourke, 62, knocks out win in first return to ring in 20 years

MOSCOW -- Actor Mickey Rourke returned to the boxing ring Friday at the age of 62, defeating a fighter less than half his age in an exhibition bout. Rourke 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 Rourke...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mickey Rourke is going back to boxing

After getting back on the pop culture radar with 2005′s Sin City and reminding people what a great actor he could be in 2008′s The Wrestler (a performance which earned him a Best Actor Academy Award nomination), Mickey Rourke didn’t quite have the comeback or renaissance that many expected for him. Maybe that had something to do with him badmouthing Marvel after giving him...
Via Bloguin Best
15 days ago  |  Discuss

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