Report: Mickey Rourke Knockout Victim A "Homeless Drifter"

62-year-old Mickey Rourke won a farce of a boxing match Friday in Moscow, earning a TKO against 29-year-old Elliot Seymour in the second round. Today, the New York Post reported Seymour is a homeless drifter, paid to take a dive.

"Yeah, Rourke did [beat him], but you're not telling them the real story. The real story is [Seymour] is homeless and desperate."

Another source at the fighters' Wild Card gym called Seymour, 29, "a professional opponent."

"Meaning you pay him to lose,'' the source said. "The fight was a joke. Mickey needs to stop pretending he ever was very good and just keep acting. It's kind of an embarrassment, really. Mickey throws punches so slow an infant could avoid them."

The first source produced text messages from a friend of Seymour's who helped the flailing pugilist get a passport to Moscow, where the fight was staged.

The source said he told the friend that he was worried Seymour wasn't mentally fit to go to Russia and that the pal "said he'll be with movie people."

Above: video of the fight. Below: our original report from Friday. Make sure you read this, too, from April.

62-Year-Old Mickey Rourke Wins "Boxing Match" By "Knockout"

Mickey Rourke has made his living as an actor, and if you expected his sanctioned boxing match today in Moscow against a 29-year-old to be totally legitimate then you've been watching too many movies.

The match against Elliot Seymour was scheduled for five rounds, but lasted less than two after we're led to believe the 1-9 Seymour was leveled by a 62-year-old's body shots. Yes, Rourke did have a brief professional boxing career of his own, but that was more than 20 years ago. Just watch the video; it's a farce.

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We don't even need to imply that Seymour took a dive; a guy with a 1-9 record fighting 25 pounds above his usual weight is probably taking the L against anybody, even somebody 33 years older. But seriously, Mickey: when the guy you're boxing "goes down," you should probably stop punching him.

[Russia-2]