Trisha Morrison Speaks: “Tommy Never Had HIV Or AIDS, Was Never Indefinitely Suspended”

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As readers who had a look at the Tommy Morrison tribute of yesterday know, the former WBO heavyweight champ would have turned 52 yesterday, Tommy being born on January 2, 1969. Sadly, as we all know, Tommy passed away at the far too young age of just 44, in September of 2013.… read full article “Trisha Morrison Speaks: “Tommy Never Had HIV Or AIDS, Was Never Indefinitely Suspended””

Gone Too Soon: Thrilling Warrior Tommy Morrison

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Thrill-a-minute heavyweight warrior Tommy Morrison should be celebrating his 52nd birthday today, but as we all know, Tommy passed away at the far too young age of just 44 back in September of 2013. Morrison lived a fast and exciting life, which was the same way he fought in the ring.… read full article “Gone Too Soon: Thrilling Warrior Tommy Morrison”

From Beer-Drinking Spectator To Tommy Morrison’s Late Sub Challenger – Tim Tomashek’s Surreal Night

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Doughboy Vs. The Duke.

This one belongs in a category all by itself. It was the evening of August 30th in 1993 and heavyweight star Tommy Morrison was getting ready to fight Mike Williams in the first defence of the WBO belt he had won by outpointing living legend George Foreman a little over two months earlier.… read full article “From Beer-Drinking Spectator To Tommy Morrison’s Late Sub Challenger – Tim Tomashek’s Surreal Night”

On This Day In 1991: Brutal Punchers Ray Mercer And Tommy Morrison Score Nasty KO’s On The Same Card

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Ray Mercer and Tommy Morrison, who had met as amateurs (in 1988, Mercer winning via decision) were on a collision course. The two big punchers helped make the heavyweight division of the 1990s become a special place, with both men engaging in some epic rumbles.… read full article “On This Day In 1991: Brutal Punchers Ray Mercer And Tommy Morrison Score Nasty KO’s On The Same Card”

Lennox Lewis – Tommy Morrison: one of Lewis’ most underrated performances

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“Somebody is goin’ down,” the fight poster bellowed. And Tommy Morrison did go down, four times.

It was on this day back in 1995 when Lewis, still rebuilding after his crushing stoppage loss to Oliver McCall the year before, met dangerous power-puncher Tommy Morrison in Atlantic City.… read full article “Lennox Lewis – Tommy Morrison: one of Lewis’ most underrated performances”

Michael Bentt KO1 Tommy Morrison: a classic cautionary tale regarding the perils of overlooking your opponent

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25 years ago, Tommy Morrison had just beaten the legendary George Foreman to become the WBO heavyweight champion. Making his second defence of the belt, a 24-year-old Morrison appeared to have completely recovered from the savage KO he’d suffered in his fight with Ray Mercer, back in 1991.… read full article “Michael Bentt KO1 Tommy Morrison: a classic cautionary tale regarding the perils of overlooking your opponent”

June 7, 1993: Tommy Morrison’s boxing masterpiece

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This writer: “Champ, how on earth did a fight between two massive punchers, yourself and Tommy Morrison, go the distance?”

George Foreman: “That’s a good question”.

It was a quarter of a century ago when the late Tommy Morrison boxed out of his skin, produced THE win of his career, boxed a masterpiece and overcame the odds to defeat a legend.… read full article “June 7, 1993: Tommy Morrison’s boxing masterpiece”

“Tommy” promises to be compulsive viewing

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As part of the hugely enjoyable 30 for 30 series, ESPN will, on September 13, put out a show devoted to late heavyweight puncher and former WBO champ Tommy Morrison. The trailer is available now and going by the teaser this one should be excellent.

Morrison, who sadly passed away at the age of just 44 in 2013, sure crammed a lot into his short life – and not all of it was good. A true American tragedy, Morrison – at one point in time the quintessential blue eyed, blonde haired all American kid – suffered a most rapid fall from grace.

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25 years on: Ray Mercer’s brutal KO of Tommy Morrison still disturbs

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The fight was dubbed “Test of Courage” and the loser of the heavyweight battle that took place a quarter of a century ago today had to show real courage in even stepping back into a boxing ring after what happened to him in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Tommy Morrison, unbeaten, heavily hyped and even a movie star, was challenging recently crowned WBO heavyweight champ Ray Mercer in a clash of unbeaten punchers. What followed was nothing short of gruesome.

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