Tommy David Morrison was an American professional boxer who competed from 1988 to 1996, and held the WBO heavyweight title in 1993. He retired from boxing in 1996 when he tested positive for HIV. Morrison is also known for his acting career, having starred alongside Sylvester Stallone in the 1990 film Rocky V as Tommy Gunn. Morrison had previously attempted a comeback to boxing in 2007 when the Nevada commission lifted the indefinite worldwide suspension in July 2006. In August 2013, Morrison’s mother announced that her son was in the final stages of AIDS, and he died on September 1, 2013 at the age of 44 from septicemia, septic shock, multi-system organ failure and, ultimately, cardiac arrest. According to his widow, he tested negative for HIV during his autopsy.
|Born:||January 2, 1969, Gravette, Arkansas|
|Died:||September 1, 2013, Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.|
|Wins by KO:||42|
|IMDb:||Tommy Morrison’s IMDb|
About Tommy Morrison
Nicknamed “The Duke”, he was the WBO World Heavyweight Champion from June 1993 to October 1993, and is also known for appearing in Rocky V.
He entered strongman contests at age 13 using a fake I.D.
He retired from boxing due to a positive HIV test in 1996 before attempting a comeback in 2006.
His older brother and two uncles were all boxers.
He defeated George Foreman via unanimous decision to take the vacant WBO Heavyweight title.
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