Tommy Morrison down and out(Former boxing champ dead at age 44)

This note on ‘The Duke’ John Wayne’s grandson(Tommy Morrison) and news coming in from the Associated Press and FOC….Very big name from the Rocky movies and from boxing’s past,plus that connection to John Wayne…

Tommy Morrison’s career reached its pinnacle on a hot June night in Las Vegas, when he stepped into the ring and beat George Foreman to become heavyweight champion.

It reached its nadir when he tested positive for HIV three years later.

The last 20 years of the brash boxer’s life would be defined by extensive legal troubles, erratic behavior and mounting health problems. Morrison would later claim that he never tested positive for the virus that causes AIDs, even as he was hospitalized during the last days of his life.

Morrison died Sunday night at a Nebraska hospital. He was 44.

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Some excellent photos at this link from FOX Sports too…