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Tommy Morrison Record

Total Fights52
Title Wins1
Title Defenses1
Title-Fight KOs1
KO Wins42
KO Losses3
Tommy Morrison Record & Stats
Tommy Morrison's Record
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      What is Tommy Morrison's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 19 years and two months, Tommy Morrison fought 52 times with 48 wins, 3 losses, and 1 draw.

      Morrison's boxing record after his last fight was 48-3-1, which included one heavyweight world-title win and one successful title defense fight. He had a 80.8% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 42 of his total 52 fights being knockout wins, one of which was in a title fight. Morrison suffered three knockout losses in his career, two of which were in title fights.

      His last fight was a 3rd round TKO victory over Matt Weishaar on February 9, 2008.

      Some of Morrison's best fights and notable victories include wins over Hall-of-Famer George Foreman, Tim Tomashek, Donovan Ruddock, Carl Williams, Pinklon Thomas, James Tillis, Art Tucker, and Joe Hipp.

      52Feb 9, 200839Matt WeishaarWinTKO3
      51Feb 22, 200738John CastleWinTKO2
      50Nov 3, 199627Marcus RhodeWinTKO1
      49Oct 7, 199526Lennox LewisLossTKO6
      48Jun 10, 199526Donovan RuddockWinTKO6
      47May 1, 199526Terry AndersonWinKO7
      46Mar 5, 199526Marselles BrownWinKO3
      45Feb 7, 199526Ken MerrittWinTKO1
      44Jul 28, 199425Ross PurittyDrawSD
      43May 24, 199425Sherman GriffinWinUD
      42Mar 27, 199425Brian ScottWinTKO2
      41Feb 20, 199425Tui ToiaWinKO3
      40Oct 29, 199324Michael BenttLoss *TKO1
      39Aug 30, 199324Tim TomashekWin *RTD4
      38Jun 7, 199324George ForemanWin *UD
      37Mar 30, 199324Dan MurphyWinTKO3
      36Jan 16, 199324Carl WilliamsWinTKO8
      35Dec 12, 199223Marshall TillmanWinTKO1
      34Jun 27, 199223Joe HippWinTKO9
      33May 14, 199223Art TuckerWinTKO2
      32Apr 23, 199223Kimmuel OdumWinTKO3
      31Mar 20, 199223Jerry HalsteadWinTKO5
      30Feb 16, 199223Bobby QuarryWinTKO2
      29Oct 18, 199122Ray MercerLoss *TKO5
      28Jun 27, 199122Ladislao MijangosWinTKO1
      27Apr 19, 199122Yuri VaulinWinTKO5
      26Feb 19, 199122Pinklon ThomasWinRTD1
      25Jan 11, 199122James TillisWinTKO1
      24Nov 8, 199021Mike AceyWinTKO1
      23Oct 4, 199021John MortonWinTKO5
      22Jun 9, 199021Charles WoolardWinKO2
      21Dec 7, 198920Ken LakustaWinUD
      20Nov 3, 198920Lorenzo CanadyWinUD
      19Oct 26, 198920Charles HostetterWinKO1
      18Oct 17, 198920Harry TerrellWinKO1
      17Sep 19, 198920David JacoWinKO1
      16Sep 5, 198920Rick EnisWinTKO1
      15Aug 22, 198920Jesse ShelbyWinTKO2
      14Aug 8, 198920Mike RobinsonWinTKO2
      13Jul 3, 198920Aaron BrownWinUD
      12Jun 25, 198920Steve ZouskiWinUD
      11Jun 11, 198920Ricky NelsonWinTKO2
      10May 14, 198920Mike McGradyWinTKO1
      9Apr 22, 198920Lorenzo BoydWinTKO2
      8Mar 29, 198920Alan JamisonWinKO1
      7Feb 24, 198920Lee MooreWinKO2
      6Feb 9, 198920Traore AliWinTKO4
      5Jan 24, 198920Mike FoleyWinKO1
      4Jan 17, 198920Elvin EvansWinKO1
      3Jan 12, 198920Joe AdamsWinKO1
      2Nov 30, 198819Tony DewarWinKO1
      1Nov 10, 198819William MuhammadWinTKO1

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Tommy Morrison (The Duke) was an American professional boxer. He was born in Gravette, Arkansas on January 2, 1969. He was a heavyweight world champion. Morrison died on September 1, 2013 at the age of 44 years. His professional boxing career spanned more than 19 years — from 1988 to 2008.

      Morrison made his professional boxing debut against William Muhammad at the age of 19 on November 10, 1988, defeating Muhammad via 1st round TKO. He went on to win 27 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 23 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 22 on October 18, 1991 after 28 professional fights, against Ray Mercer for the WBO title. He lost to Mercer via 5th round TKO.

      Morrison won one world title at heavyweight. For all the details about Morrison's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Morrison had a total of three losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Matt Weishaar at 39 years of age, on February 9, 2008. Morrison won the fight via 3rd round TKO.


      Morrison had a total of four world-title fights, which includes winning one world title and one successful title defense. He won two of these fights and lost two.

      Title Wins

      Tommy Morrison fought for a heavyweight world title in two fights and won once. He won one heavyweight belt.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Jun 7, 1993George ForemanHeavyweightWBO*UD
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Tommy Morrison had two heavyweight world-title defense fights. He won once and lost once.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Aug 30, 1993Tim TomashekHeavyweightWBORTD

      Title Losses

      Tommy Morrison lost one world-title defense fight, and lost one title in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Oct 29, 1993Michael BenttHeavyweightWBOTKO


      Morrison fought a total of 52 times during his professional career, which includes 4 world-title fights at the heavyweight division. These five fights are the highlight of his career.

      • February 19, 1991: Tommy Morrison puts on the first remarkable performance of his career, defeating Pinklon Thomas via 1st round RTD.

      • October 18, 1991: In his first world-title fight, Tommy Morrison loses to Ray Mercer via 5th round TKO. He was fighting for the WBO heavyweight title.

      • June 7, 1993: Morrison wins the WBO heavyweight title from George Foreman, by beating Foreman via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • August 30, 1993: Morrison successfully defends the WBO heavyweight title against Tim Tomashek, winning the fight via 4th round RTD.

      • June 10, 1995: Tommy Morrison beats Donovan Ruddock via 6th round TKO.


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