“It was clearly a fixed fight. The whole bouncing off the ropes, hands down, punches were not landing and they were intentionally hitting each other’s gloves,” a source close to the Seymour family said.
Seymour was once an aspiring fighter, but is now struggling on the fringes of society. He’s a drifter who spends most of his time living in Memorial Park in downtown Pasadena, according to The Mail.
Seymour trained at the same gym as Rourke and has just one victory in 10 lifetime bouts. “All these headlines Mickey Rourke beat someone half his age… yeah he did but you’re not telling them the real story,” the source close Seymour’s family said.
Mickey Rourke trains in Moscow prior to his Nov. 28 fight.
“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.” It only took minutes for Rourke to record his knockout win on Friday when speculation began that the remarkable fight was all one big staged event.
“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,” wrote Deadspin’s Timothy Burke on Friday.