Celebrity Mickey Rourke Defeats Opponent Half His Age in First Fight in 20 Years The actor sent Elliot Seymour to the canvas twice in the second round before the referee stopped the fight By Kelli Bender Published on November 28, 2014 03:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Valery Sharifulin/ABACA Mickey Rourke has gone from The Wrestler back to boxing. The actor, 62, returned to the ring Friday, defeating a fighter less than half his age in a Moscow 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. Many know Rourke as the ’80s actor from 9½ Weeks or his more recent roles in Sin City and Iron Man 2, but the star got his first taste of fame as a boxer in the ’60s and ’70s. As an amateur fighter, Rourke had an impressive record with 27 wins and three losses. This success continued into his professional boxing career with six wins, two draws and no losses. The actor has recently been working with Mike Tyson’s former coach Freddie Roach, who says Rourke shed 35 lbs. for his first fight in 20 years. • With additional reporting by the ASSOCIATED PRESS Want more stories like this? Sign up for our newsletter and other special offers: sign me up Thank you for signing up!