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Glax0r's Photo Glax0r 02 Dec 2014

'Of course it was a PR spectacle!' Mickey Rourke boxing match organiser admits it was 'a show' after ageing star beat 29-year-old
  • Promoter Andrei Ryabinsky said the bout was obviously a show
  • He said Rourke and his manager handpicked opponent Elliot Seymour
  • He denied Seymour had been paid to fall down in the second round
  • Blames anti-Russia bias in the western media for the criticism
By Will Stewart In Moscow
The promoter who organised the farcical Mickey Rourke boxing bout in Moscow has admitted it was simply a public relations stunt in which the star chose his own opponent.

The 'fight', which has been ridiculed around the world, saw the 62-year-old beat Sin City star beat Elliot Seymour, a 29-year-old homeless boxer from Los Angeles.

But while he confessed that he was not expecting a 'super outstanding match', the man behind the bout Andrei Ryabinsky, denied that Seymour had thrown the fight.


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BoxingFan's Photo BoxingFan 02 Dec 2014

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