Tommy Morrison, "The Duke" Heavyweight Boxer
Tommy Morrison (January 2, 1969 – September 1, 2013), nicknamed, "The Duke," is based on being a grandnephew of Hollywood star John Wayne.
02 Sep. 2013
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#5. Tommy Morrison was born in Gravette, Arkansas and started boxing at age 13.
#4. Tommy Morrison's boxing career was ended due to HIV which he said he contracted because of a "permissive, fast, and reckless lifestyle"
#3. Sylvester Stallone case Tommy Morrison in the movie Rocky V as Tommy "The Machine" Gunn.
#2. Tommy Morrison's combined professional and amateur record is 343–24–1, with 315 wins by knockout (wikipedia)
#1. Tommy Morrison suffered from a tumultuous legal life with various drug and firearms charges. He died at only age 44 and will be missed by the boxing community.