Tommy Morrison dies at 44

Tommy Morrison dies at 44

Former WBO heavyweight champion Tommy Morrison die Sunday (US time) in hospital aged 44. Morrison gained fame for his role as “Tommy Gunn” in the 1990 movie “Rocky 5”. In the film Gunn is trained by Balboa to win the heavy weight title but then loses to Rocky in a street fight. In 1993 Morrison beat George Forman for the WBO heavyweight title. In 1996 Morrison was diagnosed with HIV before his fight with Arthur Weather. Morrison denied having HIV insisting he had Guillain-Barre Syndrone. The cause of Morrisons death was not disclosed.

Morrison became WBO heavyweight champion after defeating George Foreman in Las Vegas.

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