Report: Mickey Rourke Knockout Victim A "Homeless Drifter"

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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.