It’s a somewhat known fact that longtime actor Mickey Rourke was a very successful amateur boxer in the before his movie career took off.
Rourke even rose up to the professional ranks in the early 90s, training with Freddie Roach and obtaining a 6-0-2 record before calling it quits to pursue acting.
While it’s safe to say that he made the right decision after a successful movie career that included roles in blockbusters like Sin City and Iron Man 2, apparently Rourke’s itch to climb back into the ring has never left him.
The 62-year-old actor fulfilled that urge in Moscow, Russia, today (Fri., November 28, 2014), stopping 1-9 journeyman Elliot Seymour with a second round onslaught of body shots:
Rourke, who had been training with UFC welterweight Jake Ellenberger, was in excellent physical shape for a man his age. With the win, Rourke extended his pro boxing record to 7-0-2.
It’s not often that you see a former boxer return pick up a win after 20 years off, and it’s even more rare when said boxer took the time off to become a movie star. Rourke’s career (and life, for that matter) has been quite the wild ride, and he added to that legend by keeping his spotless record intact.
Was it the most skilled boxing match we’ve ever seen? No, not even close. But we didn’t tune watch the fight to see that. We tuned in to be entertained, and once again, Mickey Rourke has managed to accomplish that goal in a way that only he could pull off.