Mickey Rourke Returns To Boxing : 62-year-old Mickey is reviving his boxing career in Russia

Mickey Rourke Returns To Boxing : 62-year-old Mickey is reviving his boxing career in Russia

Mickey Rourke Returns To Boxing, Actor turned boxer turned actor Mickey is going to turn boxer again for a one-off fight in Russia, according to reports, and is being trained by Freddie Roach for the November 28 bout.

“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,” Rourke told the Sovetsky Sport website on Wednesday.

Rourke is set to fight 29-year-old Elliot Seymour on November 28. They will take to the ring ahead of a match between Russia’s Ruslan Provodnikov and Jose Luis Castillo of Mexico, Sovetsky Sport reported.

The actor was an amateur boxer before his Hollywood career took off and he became a sex symbol star in films such as 9 1/2 Weeks.

He returned to boxing as a professional for eight matches in the 1990s, causing damage to his face that necessitated surgery and changed his appearance.

In 2008 he starred in The Wrestler about a washed-up fighter making a comeback, winning a Golden Globe for best actor.

Rourke is a frequent visitor to Russia and has been romantically linked to a Russian-born model, Anastassija Makarenko.

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    suicidal, egomaniacal, or g a y love of putin—even rourke probably unsure of his own motives for such nonsense.