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(Ed’s note: Tommy Morrison passed away on Monday, and two of the scribes on TSFJ penned reflections on the troubled former heavyweight champion. Paul Navarro and Jason Clinkscales discuss the life of “The Duke.”) Tommy “The Duke” Morrison died yesterday at the age of 44. He may have been the best white American heavyweight of […]The post Tommy Morrison, Tommy ‘The Machine’ Gun, AIDS And The Death Of A Complicated Champion appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
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Boxer Tommy Morrison dead at 44

Former WBO champ Tommy Morrison, who was also known for his role in "Rocky V," reportedly has passed away at the age of 44, according to his former promoter.

Today in Sports History – Boxer Tommy Morrison Dies at Age 44

Earlier today, it was confirmed that former heavyweight champion Tommy Morrison passed away. Morrison, who co-starred in “Rocky V” and had his career cut short when he tested positive for HIV, was only 44. After two wins in 1993, including one over two-time world title challenger Carl “The Truth” Williams, Morrison found himself fighting for the WBO title again, against...

Tommy Morrison couldn’t knockout his demons

Former WBO heavyweight titleholder Tommy Morrison passed away late Sunday night at the age of 44 at a hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. After testing positive for HIV in 1996, Morrison (49-3-1, 44KOs) last exited the squared circle in February 2008 with a third round TKO victory over Matt Weishaar. Despite battling the life-threatening disease for nearly 18 years, Morrison’s family...

RIP Tommy Morrison, dead at 44.

Tommy Morrison, former WBO heavyweight champion and star of Rocky V passed away in Nebraska yesterday, so in honor of the late, great boxer, we choose not to mention his lifestyle and questionable decisions, and simply pay homage with a highlight and kind words from his close friend Tony Holden: “If Tommy was fighting today, he no doubt would be a world champion,” Holden said...

Tommy Morrison Dies At 44

It all started off kinda like this... And, then, Tommy Morrison parlayed the movie role into being a heavyweight contender and even holding the WBO title... But Morrison tested positive for HIV in 1996 before a fight with Arthur Weathers. From that moment forward, he denied having HIV and also challenged the existence of the virus claiming everything from government conspiracy...

Tommy Morrison dies at 44

Former heavyweight champion boxer and actor Tommy Morrison died on Sunday night at the age of 44. TMZ says Morrison had been in the hospital for several months battling an illness. He died in a Nebraska hospital with his wife by his side. Morrison went 48-3-1 in his professional boxing career. Most of his fights […]

Boxer Tommy Morrison dies at age 44

Tommy Morrison a former WBO Champ who gained fame by beating the legendary George Foreman in the early 90′s died late Sunday night at the age of 44. At this point it remains undetermined how Morrison (who tested positive for HIV back in 1996) died however Doghouse Boxing is reporting that the boxer died of […]

Former WBO heavyweight Tommy Morrison has passed away at the age of 44

According to an ESPN report, former WBO heavyweight Tommy Morrison passed away on Sunday evening.  He was just 44 years old. Morrison’s wife, Trisha, was by his side when he [...]

Former boxer Tommy Morrison passes away at age of 44

Former heavyweight boxer Tommy Morrison has tragically passed away at the young age of 44, according to his promoter, Tony Holden.

Ex-boxing champ Morrison dies at 44

Tommy Morrison, a former heavyweight champion who gained fame for his role in the movie ''Rocky V,'' has died. He was 44.

Former Heavyweight Champion Tommy Morrison Dead At Age 44

Former Heavyweight boxing champion Tommy Morrison has lost his battle with HIV, and is dead at the age of 44 according to reports. Tulsa World is reporting that his former promoter Tony Holden,  has confirmed his passing. “It’s true,” said Holden, who resides in Tulsa. “He was with his wife Trisha when he passed.” The cause of death has not been reported by any member...

A Tribute to Tommy Morrison

"The Duke", one of the most impressive boxing champs of our generation has passed away.

Tommy Morrison dies at 44, ending long struggle

Tommy Morrison died late Sunday night, ending a long struggle and his controversial, hotly-debated story. The former Heavyweight titlist was 44 years old. Morrison was once one of the rising stars in the sport, and seemed destined to be a prominent force in the division for years to come thanks to his marketability and his potential. Then, his career was all but over in an instant...

Column: The short, sad life of Tommy Morrison

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist Tommy Morrison was just a few hours away from a comeback bout that was supposed to lead him to Mike Tyson when he got the news inside the crowded casino at the MGM Grand hotel. Chances are he already knew what was coming. A few days earlier he had refused to take a blood test mandated by Nevada boxing authorities, citing...
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