Omaha fighters recall heavyweight Morrison, who died in Nebraska hospital

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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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