Mickey Rourke will return to boxing aged 62.
The actor will come out of retirement and step into the ring tonight (28.11.14) for the first time in 20 years as he competes against 29-year-old Elliot Seymour.
He said: "When you're older you can't be aggressive, you have to learn to use the defence, and fight with your head."
The 'Expendables' star - who dropped 35lbs to prepare for the wrestling match - praised Russia, the country where it's taking place, and is excited to see what the city has to offer in the daytime.
He explained: "I've always had a very good time here.
"The last several times I've come to Russia I've never seen the daylight, so it's sort of nice [this time] because I only know the nightlife".
Mickey recently hit the headlines when he spoke out in support of Russian's president, Vladimir Putin.
Speaking at news conference, RT.com reports Mickey as saying: "I actually met Putin and I had a good feeling about him.
"I liked him, we got along very well and he seemed like a really ok guy to me."
When asked why he bought a t-shirt with Putin's face on, he added that he "felt like it", admitting he bought a few to take back to his friends in New York who "wanted some".
tagged in Mickey Rourke