Back in 1996, when heavyweight star and former WBO champion Tommy Morrison was announced to be HIV positive, it stunned the boxing world and fighters who had recently shared a ring with Morrison went out and got themselves tested, just in case. Well, according to a breaking news story from LawNewz, newly discovered court records say Morrison was actually HIV in 1989 – a full seven years earlier.… Read Article
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Kicking off this evening’s broadcast will be Hall … Read Article
Boxing champ Tommy Morrison — who starred in “Rocky 5” — died from a blood infection … so says his death certificate which contains no mentions of either HIV or AIDS, TMZ has learned.
According to his death certificate, filed in Nebraska, the 44-year-old died from cardiac arrest … stemming from a blood infection known as Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Septicemia.… Read Article
CANASTOTA, NY – SEPTEMBER 3, 2013 – The International Boxing Hall of Fame joins the worldwide boxing community in mourning the loss of former WBO heavyweight champion Tommy “The Duke” Morrison, who passed away Sunday (Sept. 1st) in Omaha, Nebraska at age 44.
Tommy “The Duke” Morrison
“Tommy Morrison brought so much excitement and energy to the heavyweight division in the 1990s,” said Hall director Ed Brophy. “We were saddened to learn the news of … Read Article
44-year-old former WBO heavyweight champion Tommy “The Duke” Morrison has passed away in Omaha, Nebraska. Morrison died last night with his wife at his side. The cause of death hasn’t been revealed yet. Morrison started in the movie “Rocky V” with actor Sylvester Stallone. One of the top boxers in the late 80s and 90s, Morrison was said to have Gullain-Barre Syndrome, according to his wife Trisha.
Morrison tested positive for HIV back in 1996, … Read Article