EX-HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMP MORRISON DEAD AT 44

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TULSA, Oklahoma: Former world heavyweight boxing champion Tommy Morrison, who was diagnosed with the HIV virus that causes AIDS in 1996, has died, the Tulsa World reported on Monday. He was 44. Tony Holden, Morrison’s former promoter, told the newspaper that the fighter, who appeared in the fifth Rocky film as the main rival for Sylvester Stallone’s fictional fighter, died on Sunday night in Omaha, Nebraska. A cause of death has not been revealed by the family or authorities. Morrison finished his career 48-3 with one drawn and 42 knockouts.

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