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MANILA – Just when everyone thought Mickey Rourke made a legitimately dominant boxing comeback, it seems like they are in for an unpleasant surprise.
The 62-year old actor and former professional boxer, who went under the tutelage of Freddie Roach’s right hand man Marvin Somodio for the said fight, stepped in the ring once again on Friday, in an exhibition match in Moscow, Russia. He went up against 29-year old Elliot Seymour.
Much to the boxing world’s surprise, Rourke managed to pull off a second-round stoppage victory in a fight originally slated for five rounds.
But in a recent report by Daily Mail, it was revealed that the entire bout was a fix, with Seymour being allegedly ‘paid to throw the fight’ to make Rourke ‘look good.’
A source close to Seymour’s family spoke exclusively to MailOnline, noting that they wanted the younger fighter to ‘go down in the 4th.’
'All these headlines Mickey Rourke beat someone half his age… yeah he did but you’re not telling them the real story, the real story is he’s homeless and desperate and he will probably go back to living on the streets when he gets back. People have no clue about that,” the source revealed, who chose for his identity to be kept anonymous.
The source also adds that Seymour, who had been living on the streets for 18 months, is also suffering from mental health issues.
'There’s so much more to the situation than people know, and there’s so much that’s more important than the fact it was fixed, which is the fact he doesn’t have a home and he’s got some mental health issues.”
As of this posting, Rourke and his camp have yet to release a statement regarding the matter.