Commentary: The short, sad life of Tommy Morrison

By TIM DAHLBERG, The Associated Press Modified: September 3, 2013 at 5:19 pm •  Published: September 4, 2013

photo - FILE - In this June 7, 1993 file photo, newly crowned WBO heavyweight champion Tommy Morrison receives his championship belt after defeating George Foreman in Las Vegas, Nev. Morrison, a former heavyweight champion who gained fame for his role in the movie "Rocky V," has died. He was 44. Morrison's former manager, Tony Holden says his longtime friend died Sunday night, Sept. 1, 2013, at a Nebraska hospital.  (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
FILE - In this June 7, 1993 file photo, newly crowned WBO heavyweight champion Tommy Morrison receives his championship belt after defeating George Foreman in Las Vegas, Nev. Morrison, a former heavyweight champion who gained fame for his role in the movie "Rocky V," has died. He was 44. Morrison's former manager, Tony Holden says his longtime friend died Sunday night, Sept. 1, 2013, at a Nebraska hospital. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

LAS VEGAS — Tommy Morrison was just a few hours away from a comeback bout that was supposed to lead him to Mike Tyson when he got the news inside the crowded casino at the MGM Grand hotel.

Chances are he...

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