62-year-old Mickey Rourke won a boxing matching in Russia on Friday.
The American actor, who has appeared mainly as a leading man in drama, action, and thriller films, beat Elliot Seymour, a fighter half his age in an exhibition match in Moscow.
Rourke knocked his opponent out with a suspect-looking body blow in the second round.
The match was held at the Rossiya concert hall in downtown Moscow.
Rourke’s come back to boxing was a highly expendable affair.
‘The Expendables’ star won the exhibition bout by knockout, dropping Seymour, 29, with a couple of suspicious looking punches.
The Wrestler star, who compiled a 6-0-2 professional record in the early 1990s, has never been defeated in the ring.
Although Rourke had not fought since 1994 before Friday, the 20 years gap didn’t quiet bother him as he delivered body shots to his opponent winning on a technical knockout.
Before he found fame in movies like 9 1/2 Weeks, the Oscar nominated actor was an amateur boxer.
Although the organizers declined to give details, they confirmed that the boxers were receiving “large amounts of money” in fees.
Ahead of his fight with Seymour, Rourke said, “I’m very happy to be back to the boxing ring.
Thank God for letting me do this.” Rourke showed off an unbelievable body transformation dropping almost 30 pounds for the match.
He told Russian tv the sports, “sort of saved me from myself,” though his exact motivations and ambitions are unclear.
Rourke impressively proved that he is still capable of hanging with athletes who are even less than half his age when he knocked former California Golden Gloves champ, Elliot Seymour to the mat twice before referee stopped the bout and awarded the fight to Rourke.
Rourke’s first knockdown, a puffball right to Seymour’s ribs came at 1:34 left in the second round which occurred 20 seconds later, after a wild left that sent Seymour to one knee.