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Rocky V Boxer Tommy Morrison Dead at 44

Former heavyweight champ had tested positive for HIV in 1996

(Newser) - Former world heavyweight champion Tommy Morrison, best known for his role in Rocky V and a very public HIV diagnosis, died last night in Nebraska of undisclosed causes, reports the Tulsa World . He was 44. "It's true," says his former promoter. "He was with his wife... More »

Smokin' Joe Frazier Dead at 67

Liver cancer claims boxing great

(Newser) - If cancer could be dropped with a devastating left hook, Joe Frazier would still be with us. The former heavyweight champion has died at the age of 67, just weeks after he was diagnosed with liver cancer, AP reports. Frazier, who won gold for the US at the 1964 Olympic... More »

Tyson, Holyfield Make Up

Boxers reconcile 12 years after bizarre championship bout

(Newser) - Evander Holyfield forgives Mike Tyson for biting his ear during their heavyweight title fight in 1997, he said during a joint appearance with his former opponent on today's Oprah Winfrey Show. The boxers—who knew each other as teens—shook hands, and Holyfield said the famous bite “wasn't really... More »

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