February 15, 2011
Boxer Tommy Morrison Still Denies He Has HIV
Former heavyweight boxing champion Tommy Morrison still denies he has HIV and insists he should be allowed to box, The Kansas City Star reports. In 1996, Morrison tested HIV positive during a routine pre-fight blood test, shortly after signing a $40 million contract to fight Mike Tyson. Morrison says that test result was a false positive. He also claims a scientist invented HIV. Morrison refuses to take HIV medication or further HIV tests. He has applied with the Nevada Athletic Commission to continue boxing, but he will not fulfill its requests for additional HIV testing.
To read the Star article, click here.
To read the 1997 POZ cover story on Tommy Morrison, click here.
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