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Tommy Morrison Net Worth: Tommy Morrison was an American heavyweight fighter and also a former World Boxing Organization champion who had a net worth of $10 thousand. Produced Tommy David Morrison (January 2, 1969 — September 1, 2013) in Gravette, Arkansas, he’s a genuine star having lost just three out of a total of 52 professional fights. Dubbed the Duke, because he promised to be a grandnephew of Hollywood star John Wayne, Morrison can also be remembered for his playing role in Rocky V. He was just 13 years old when he used a fake ID to enter fifteen “toughman” competitions (the minimal age for contestants was 21), where he asserted to have lost one out of 50 fights. As an amateur fighter, Morrison won the Kansas City Golden Gloves and claimed an amateur record of 222-20. In November of 1988, he turned professional beginning his career with a first-round knockout of William Muhammad in Nyc. Even though both men were recognized for their striking power, Morrison was the one to win the closely contested fight as well as the WBO title. Exactly the same year, in October 1993, Morrison lost the title to Michael Bentt in a huge upset by a first-round knockout. Morrison was made to retire in 1996 as he was examined HIV positive. Nevertheless, he did stop Marcus Rhode in two rounds in Japan, where there have been no rules forbidding an HIV positive fighter from fighting. Since that time, he got the opportunity to win to more fights, one in 2007 and one in 2008. Next, followed another tough episode in Morrison’s life full of numerous convictions for driving under the influence, assault, and drugs and weapons charges. Spending over a year bedridden, Morrison expired on September 1, 2013, in a hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.

Quick Facts

Birth date: January 2, 1969, Gravette, Arkansas, United States
Death date: September 1, 2013, Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Birth place: Gravette, Arkansas, USA
Profession:Professional Boxer
Spouse:Trisha Harding (m. 2011–2013)
Parents:Diana and Tim Morrison
Awards:WBO heavyweight title, Regional Heavyweight Title – Kansas City Golden Gloves (1988)
Movies:“Rocky V” (1990)

Interesting Facts

1Currently lives in Sparta, Tennessee, where he is writing his autobiography. [May 2006]
2Making a boxing comeback. [February 2007]
3Father of 4 sons.
4From the age of 13 to 19 Tommy entered every tough man contest he could. Winning 49 fights out of the 50 he participated in. During this time starting in December of 1976 he also was fighting amateur boxing matches. In 1980 he also won the Jr. Olympics. He continued this until 1988 where his total of amateur fights was 242 with an impressive amount of wins which was 222 with only 20 losses.
5Since 2006, he has claimed that his HIV test was a false positive.
6Made an extremely brief cameo in the film, They Live (1988), in 1988.
7Always wanted to act, but fell into boxing because of his mother's wishes. There was so much success in the family with boxing that she encouraged him to compete.
8Originally aspired to be an actor, but with all the boxers in his family going on at that time, his mother pressured him to try out for the Golden Gloves. He won. He was 25-0 before he realized that boxing was something he wanted to do full-time.
9In 1988, he won the Kansas City, Mo., Golden Gloves, advanced to the National Gloves in Omaha and got invited to the western Olympic trials. He came up short in Concord, Calif., where he lost a split decision to heavyweight Ray Mercer, who went on to win a gold medal in Seoul.
10Seeing the Sylvester Stallone classic, Rocky (1976), was what really inspired him to go pro with his boxing.
11In 1988, his senior year, he won the Kansas City Golden Gloves. In the Olympic trials, he advanced to the finals and lost to Army Sergeant Ray Mercer, eight years his senior.
12A huge Elvis Presley fan.
13He won three fights in 1995, before meeting Razor Ruddock for the IBC Heavyweight Championship.
14In 1989, Morrison had 19 wins, 15 by knockout. Among the fighters he had beaten were former Mike Tyson opponents Lorenzo Boyd, Dave Jaco and Lorenzo Canady, as well as former George Foreman opponents Steve Zouski and Ken Lakusta.
15He won the WBO Boxing Championship from George Foreman in 1993. He lost the championship to Michael Bentt in 1994.
16He has claimed to be the great-nephew of John Wayne.


1[on how he sexually-contracted HIV]: "Wilt Chamberlain had nothing on me. Infidelity was one of my biggest battles in life. I couldn't overcome it. It probably helped my first marriage crumble".
2(On boxing): "It was a life changing experience. Very interesting and something I look forward to doing again. Acting is a different challenge."





Cybill1996TV SeriesLeo
Rocky V1990Tommy 'Machine' Gunn
They Live1988Dave - Resistance Fighter (uncredited)



HBO Boxing2013TV Series documentary in memory of - 1 episode



ESPN: The Magazine at 102008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Boulevard of Broken Dreams2007TV Series documentaryHimself
The Opponents2006Video documentary shortHimself
ESPN Outside the Lines2006TV SeriesHimself
ESPN Friday Night Fights2006TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member
Wide World of Sports 35th Anniversary Special1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993TV SeriesHimself - Boxer
Evander Holyfield vs. George Foreman1991TV MovieHimself
ESPN Top Rank Boxing1989TV SeriesHimself

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John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs2017Documentary post-production
Oklahoma Sun2016Himself
Biography2011TV Series documentaryTommy 'Machine' Gunn
ESPN Friday Night Fights2010-2011TV SeriesHimself

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