Strongest Punchers, Weakest Chins

jackson5443By Gav Duthie: It is probably the most exciting combination in boxing the big puncher but weak chin. When you watch a fighter walk into the ring and you think this could end in a knockout either way. That’s what it was like with James Kirkland last Saturday and it was an entirely predictable outcome that he lost by 3rd round stoppage.

Fighters like him though are never short of a fight though or fans because you will always watch them. They have great entertainment value. Great punchers, Poor chins – Here are my top 5.

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Tommy Morrison in jail, needs help from fans

Image: Tommy Morrison in jail, needs help from fansBy Darren Barcomb: The Tommy Morrison saga took another strange turn recently as the Duke was arrested in Tennessee on an outstanding fugitive warrant from Kansas. After a stay in a Tennessee jail, Morrison has now been transferred to Sedgwick County, Kansas to face drug charges stemming back to a 2010 arrest.

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Tommy Morrison’s Montreal Comeback Bid KO’d

Image: Tommy Morrison’s Montreal Comeback Bid KO’dBy Darren Barcomb: Tommy “The Duke” Morrison’s latest comeback bid has been thwarted as he was unable to be licensed for SP Promotion’s February 25th, 2011 card at the Pierre Charbonneau Centre in Montreal. Morrison (48-3-1, 42 KO’s), who has been at odds with Quebec’s Boxing Commission (RACJ) over pre-fight blood testing had been scheduled to face Canadian Erik Barrak (3-0, 2 KO’s). Although the news has not been released publically by the promoter, The Duke has verified that he has been replaced by Matt Weishaar (4-1-2, 3 KO’s), who himself was a TKO victim of Morrison in 2008.

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Tommy Morrison to fight Eric Barrak on 2/25

Image: Tommy Morrison to fight Eric Barrak on 2/25By Jim Dower: Former WBO heavyweight champion Tommy Morrison (48-3-1, 42 KO’s) will be making one of his rare appearances when he faces the 5’11” inexperienced Canadian Eric Barrak (3-0, 2 KO’s) next month on February 25th at the Pierre-Charbonneau Centre, in Montreal, Canada. Morrison, now 42, hasn’t fought since defeating Matt Weishaar by a 3rd round TKO way back in February 2008.

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Tommy Morrison: Who’s Next?

By Dan Ambrose: Last Saturday night, former World Boxing Organization heavyweight champion Tommy Morrison returned to the ring after a year lay off to stop a badly inexperienced fighter Matt Weishaar (3-1-2, 2 KOs) in the 3rd round at the Domo De La Feria in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico. The win was a potentially important one for the 39 year-old Morrison, who has recently said that this will be his final push for a heavyweight title surge. It’s unclear whether Morrison does have a chance or if he’s merely deluding himself with his dreams of a landing another title shot against one of the four heavyweight champions.

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Tommy Morrison To Fight On Saturday

morrison6757.jpgBy John Dower: Former heavyweight contender, and sometimes movie actor, 39 year-old Tommy Morrison (47-3-1, 41 KOs) will be returning back to the ring on Saturday night against Matt Weisharr (3-0-2, 1 KO), fighting on the undercard of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs Jose Celaya junior middleweight bout at the Domo De La Feria, Leon, in Guanajuato, Mexico. Morrison previously tested positive for the HIV virus over a decade ago, and subsequently stepped away from the ring from late 1996 until 2007, when Morrison came back on February 22nd to defeat John Castle by 2nd round TKO.

Morrison, as most would expect for someone coming off such a lengthy layoff, looked poor, his handspeed slower, and gasping for breath even in the 1st round. Morrison has tested negative for the HIV virus in recent tests, which begs the question, why didn’t Morrison get more tests done years ago so that he would have been able to continue his career at an earlier stage? To be sure, Morrison wouldn’t be the first person that had false positives show up in an HIV test, but it’s unfortunate that he had to lose all the years because of what appears to have been a faulty test result.

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