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Tommy Morrison Net Worth

Tommy Morrison Net Worth is
$10,000

Tommy Morrison Biography

Tommy David Morrison, born on the 2nd of January 1969, was an American professional boxer, famously known as the WBO heavyweight title holder, and for appearing alongside Sylvester Stallone in the movie “Rocky V”. Morrison passed away in September 2013 from cardiac arrest.

So how much was Morrison’s net worth? As of early 2016, it was reported by sources to be $10,000 gained from his career as a professional boxer.

Tommy Morrison Net Worth $10,000 Dollars

Born in Gravette, Arkansas USA, Morrison was the son of Diana and Tim. Although he suffered a tough child hood, Morrison decided to focus on boxing, just as his brother Tim was a fan of the sport. At the age of ten he was already training for the sport, and at the age of thirteen, he joined “toughman” and fought fifteen fights, even though the competition was only allowed for 21-years-olds.

Morrison’s early career started at the age of nineteen, joining local competitions and even competing in the Western Olympic trials in Texas. After failing to qualify for the Olympics, Morrison decided to go professional.

The first two years of Morrison’s career came smoothly with almost 20 wins with no losses. In 1989, actor Sylvester Stallone saw one of his fights and offered Morrison work with him in the fifth instalment of his boxing film series, “Rocky”. After he read a script for Sylvester Stallone, Morrison got the part of Tommy “The Machine” Gunn, protégé of Stallone’s character, Rocky Balboa who eventually became his opponent. His character drew great response from fans and his performance in the movie became one of his most memorable projects, propelling him to stardom and greatly improving his wealth.

After his stint in Hollywood, Morrison came back in the ring and continued to perform well, beating boxers like James Tillis and Pinklon Thomas. Although he suffered his first loss against Ray Mercer in 1991, his career continued to flourish, adding the names of Art Tucker, Joe Hipp, and Carl Williams to the list of boxers he defeated.

One of the highlight of Morrison’s career came in 1993 when he defeated boxing superstar George Foreman. The fight lasted for twelve rounds with intense punching power from both sides, but in the end Morrison was named the winner of the WBO heavyweight belt. His performance once again wowed the boxing world and added a hefty increase to his net worth.

Morrison’s career started to really thrive after his win over Foreman, and although he suffered a surprising defeat against Michael Bentt, he continued to collect more wins to his name. Despite a great career, Morrison’s personal life suffered, becoming involved in various reckless acts. In 1996, Morrison was forced to retire from boxing when he tested positive for HIV, which he contested over the following years, but without success.

In terms of his personal life, Morrison had two children from previous relationships, apparently being married to two women simultaneously. He was also in trouble with the law several times, involving DUI and drug possession. In September 2013, Morrison died in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 44, officially due to cardiac arrest, but according to his mother, resulting from AIDS. Although his career and life was cut short, Morrison is best remembered with an incredible record of having only 3 losses and 1 draw out of 52 fights. He is survived by his wife Trisha, whom he married in 2011.

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Quick Facts

Full NameTommy Morrison
Net Worth$10,000
Date Of BirthJanuary 2, 1969, Gravette, Arkansas, United States
DiedSeptember 1, 2013, Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Height1.83
ProfessionProfessional Boxer
NationalityAmerican
SpouseTrisha Harding (m. 2011–2013)
ParentsDiana and Tim Morrison
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/?curid=217686
AwardsWBO heavyweight title, Regional Heavyweight Title – Kansas City Golden Gloves (1988)
Movies“Rocky V” (1990)


Interesting Facts

#Fact
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.


Quotes

#Quote
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."


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Filmography

Actor

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

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
HBO Boxing2013TV Series documentary in memory of - 1 episode

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
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

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
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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