30 for 30 (2009– )
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The unlikely rise and sudden fall of boxer Tommy Morrison.




Episode credited cast:
Bob Arum Bob Arum ... Self (archive footage)
Michael Bentt ... Self - Boxer (archive footage)
Al Bernstein Al Bernstein ... Self
Dawn Brady Dawn Brady ... Self
John Brown John Brown ... Self - Manager
Doug Dragert Doug Dragert ... Self - Trainer
George Foreman ... Self (archive footage)
Dawn Freeman-Hosterman Dawn Freeman-Hosterman ... Self
Ross Greenburg ... Self
Sherman Griffin Sherman Griffin ... Self - Sparring Partner
Bill Haisten Bill Haisten ... Self - Tulsa World
Joe Hipp Joe Hipp ... Self - Boxer
Tony Holden Tony Holden ... Self - Promoter
Larry Holmes ... Self
Big Al Jerkens Big Al Jerkens ... Self


It was a remarkable and compelling rise to the spotlight. But then came the stunning, confounding, and ultimately tragic fall. In the 30 for 30 film "Tommy," directors Erin Leyden and Gentry Kirby explore the story of one-time heavyweight boxing champion Tommy Morrison in a tale that's unlike any other. Born into a troubled family in the American heartland, Morrison's initial emergence as a fighter was bolstered by a starring role in Rocky V. A few years later, he beat George Foreman for the WBO heavyweight title, and seemed primed for more stardom, even in the face of blown opportunities and upset losses. But then everything changed in early 1996, when he tested positive for HIV, forcing him into retirement. From there, Morrison's life spiraled further and further downward, plagued by drug problems, jail time, and most alarmingly and bizarrely, an eventual denial that he had the virus at all. There have been other boxers, and other sports stars, whose stories ended sadly. But rarely ... Written by ESPN.com

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Literally shed tears
4 September 2019 | by jcaamayaSee all my reviews

Phonemenal documentary on a gifted yet troubled boxer.

It's a must watch.

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