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8/23/13 2:54 PM
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It's sad to read about his life today.
8/23/13 3:03 PM
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Tommy Gunn was awesome for the Rocky movie Phone Post 3.0
8/23/13 3:29 PM
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saucylv33 - He was young and didn't have the discipline. I remember he was set to fight Lennox Lewis and we even had the media tour mapped out for Europe and US.

Someone from outside Top Rank (I won't mention names) convinced him to take a "tune-up" fight on HBO against Michael Bendt in OKC.

His training camp before that fight was AWFUL. He got busted at the hotel pool at 2 am with girls.

His trainer wanted to call the fight off but they went through with it and he got knocked down 3 times in the first round and lost the fight due to the 3 knockdown rule in the WBO. That was pretty much the beginning of the end.

I'm sure you know Yuri Vaulin

Tommy didn't bother training for the Vaulin fight or take it seriously, and Yuri (who fought in the UFC) was a skilled guy out of the Soviet system. Vaulin was owning Tommy and the dollars were slipping away until Tommy landed a sick bomb.

His power saved him a few times when he didn't prepare.
8/23/13 3:33 PM
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So sad to read
8/23/13 3:39 PM
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One of you guys summarize. I'm not going to read it. Don't need to be depressed today :-(


Guy has potential, life shits on him...the end

 

That's many of us Im afraid....

 


"He had the world by the balls. And he blew it" -Tim Morrison
-Michael Scott
8/23/13 3:40 PM
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Voted up OP. Thanks for sharing
8/23/13 4:24 PM
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One of you guys summarize. I'm not going to read it. Don't need to be depressed today :-(


Close to death. Liver is failing. Mom ready to see him go instead of suffer.

I too was a Morrison fan. The dude had so much potential. I was sad back in the day when I heard he wouldn't be boxing again.

R.I.P Tommy.

 

8/23/13 4:34 PM
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This dude lived a crazy life. Fuuuuu
8/23/13 5:18 PM
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Look at him, very sad.

From this:

To this:

8/23/13 5:23 PM
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Would have loved to see a round of Tyson vs. Morrison...
8/23/13 5:27 PM
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moccaco - Would have loved to see a round of Tyson vs. Morrison...
Either way, it would only have lasted a round. I would have paid $50 even If I knew in advance it was a 1 round fight Phone Post 3.0
8/23/13 5:31 PM
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8/23/13 5:37 PM
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This is sad to read, couldn't read it all Phone Post 3.0
8/23/13 5:51 PM
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jeezus.  * sad

8/23/13 5:58 PM
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Sub for later Phone Post
8/23/13 6:07 PM
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I often wondered how good Tommy could have been if he was not such a knucklehead. The guy had a lot of ability. It wasn't just the power, he had speed and a killer instinct you can't teach.
8/23/13 6:14 PM
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age 44

 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Morrison

8/23/13 6:20 PM
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8/23/13 6:34 PM
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Very sad Phone Post 3.0
8/23/13 6:55 PM
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Heard a couple of days back that he'd been diagnosed with a rare condition recently. Added to the obvious hiv thing this is heartbreaking. Always a fan of Morrisons fights as a kid :( Phone Post
8/23/13 7:45 PM
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It's kinda fucked up that he's in the latest Fight Night game, where he can be cut and bleed all over other dudes who are cut and give them virtual HIV.
8/23/13 7:51 PM
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Strange story, I remember when he was trying his comeback 10 years ago he claimed he didn't have the disease and he was testing negative. His G/F at the time told the press, after they separated, that he was secretly taking his AIDS medicine to keep the viral count low or undetectable.

Now he is near death. I don't understand why he stopped taking the meds or even if he did. If he didn't stop taking the meds, he should look like Magic Johnson. Full blown aids is a rare thing in America these days.

Again, you have this odd question mark as to whether the disease is killing these people or their lifestyle is the problem. His last arrest was for meth.

If he stayed on the AIDS drugs he should have had a much longer run.
8/23/13 8:00 PM
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Now I am thoroughly depressed on a friday :(

Well written story, full of life lessons. Phone Post 3.0
8/23/13 8:28 PM
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God bless you Tommy. Was a hero of mine when I was a kid in the early 90's. My coach was Tommy's cut man. Phone Post 3.0
8/23/13 8:39 PM
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Very sad. Was a big fan of his as a kid back in the day. Phone Post 3.0

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