TOMMY MORRISON: BACK AFTER 11 YEARS
According to ESPN.com, Heavyweight Tommy Morrison is back in the fight game.
“Heavyweight Tommy Morrison, who was indefinitely suspended after a positive HIV test on the eve of a 1996 fight in Las Vegas, has been cleared to return to the ring after passing a battery of medical tests.”
Morrison will fight Thursday night in a four-round bout against a fella named John Castle. The card is being televised on “Versus”, but apparently they are not showing Morrison’s bout. At a time when MMA is kicking the crud out of not only boxing ratings but other major sports like the NBA and NHL, you have to wonder why they wouldn’t televise his fight. But that’s why boxing is slowly going the way of the buffalo.
The ESPN article quotes Morrison as saying, “I know I didn’t have [HIV] in the first place. I never had it. I believe it, but they kicked me out of the sport. … Over the last two or three months, I have taken five, six different [HIV] tests and continued to pass them. It was just a matter of time before they had to let me fight again.”
Morrison, now 38, owns a career record of 46-3-1, with 40 KOs.