In a report that shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to those who saw the actual “fight,” the UK’s Mail Online is reporting that Friday’s bout between 62-year-old actor Mickey Rourke and Elliot Seymour in Moscow was fixed.
Furthermore, the online publication claims that the 1-10 boxer from Pasadena, California is actually a homeless drifter with past ties to training at the Wild Card Gym, home to trainer Freddie Roach, who had a hand in training Rourke.
An anonymous source, only referred to as “a family source,” also claimed that Seymour has been dealing with 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.
“Obviously it will be beneficial for Mickey Rourke – it probably made him feel good, boosted his ego to be able to say he beat somebody half his age.
‘But it was really problematic that this fight was put together in this way. I think people need to know,” the source said.
This same source would also show Mail Online texts from Russia from a friend of Seymour’s, confirming that the fix was in.
Shortly after the poorly-executed in-ring performance on Friday, event organizers made the effort to save face by claiming the bout was purely an exhibition. Boxrec would also remove the contest from their official records.