Omaha fighters recall heavyweight Morrison, who died in Nebraska hospital
Former world heavyweight champion Tommy Morrison, celebrates in 2008 after defeating Matt Weishaar in Leon, Mexico. Morrison, who gained fame for his role in the movie "Rocky V," has died. He was 44. Morrison's former manager, Tony Holden says his longtime friend died Sunday night at a Nebraska hospital.
Posted: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 12:00 am
Tommy Morrison, the former heavyweight champion who battled Lennox Lewis and George Foreman in the boxing ring, starred in “Rocky V” and reportedly tested positive for HIV, died Sunday night at a Nebraska hospital at age 44.
Morrison's mother, Diana, in August told ESPN that her son had "full-blown AIDS." But his wife, Trish, was quoted as saying her husband's recent health problems were not related to HIV.
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Tuesday, September 3, 2013 12:00 am.