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Old 01-10-2011, 12:26 PM   #16
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Another hard-punching All-American "White Hope" fed a steady diet of (mostly black American) has-beens.

He could punch, but couldn't take a punch.
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Old 01-10-2011, 01:33 PM   #17
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Why not??? Glass-Jaw Wald got KTFO by bums Sanders And Brewster!!
True. Morrison was pretty moderate,imo,but I would n't put it beyond him to beat one of the Klits.
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:42 PM   #18
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his chin, lack of defensive nous to protect it (head movement particularly) and stamina issues not to mention his out-of-the-ring problems.
I agree, his head movement was not the best. I watched a couple of fights of his on Youtube and he barely moved his head at all. It's almost like he was paralyzed from the neck up.
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Old 10-28-2014, 05:04 PM   #19
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Morrison is tricky because he was so unpredictable. It is a shame his career ended while he was only 26 years old. Many ppl forget how young he was. I would say he was already deteriorating and slightly passed it by time he got to Lewis. Had he been able to fight another six years or so, I could easily see him beating some late 90s names like, Botha, Briggs, Maskaev, I would also think he could be a major problem for Byrd and would be 50/50 with Moorer. However with Tommy he could easily have lost to these guys. His career would certainly have had more depth and his win total would of easily been in the upper 50s.
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Old 10-28-2014, 05:07 PM   #20
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Foreman hoooooooooooooooooooooooook
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Old 10-28-2014, 05:09 PM   #21
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Greatest left hook of all time.

I enjoyed watching him. Always entertaining.
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Old 10-28-2014, 05:11 PM   #22
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He did have a fantastic hook and an underrated jab. Good hand speed, fine offensive fighter with porous defense, stamina issues and a Cruiserweight chin. With a champions heart. One of the most exciting heavies ever.
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Old 10-28-2014, 05:23 PM   #23
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Pathetic chin, his biggest drawback
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Old 10-28-2014, 06:47 PM   #24
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Morrison is tricky because he was so unpredictable. It is a shame his career ended while he was only 26 years old. Many ppl forget how young he was. I would say he was already deteriorating and slightly passed it by time he got to Lewis. Had he been able to fight another six years or so, I could easily see him beating some late 90s names like, Botha, Briggs, Maskaev, I would also think he could be a major problem for Byrd and would be 50/50 with Moorer. However with Tommy he could easily have lost to these guys. His career would certainly have had more depth and his win total would of easily been in the upper 50s.

Briggs would destroy him in about a round.
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Old 10-28-2014, 06:57 PM   #25
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Briggs would destroy him in about a round.
Nah...He'd have fought Briggs like he did Foreman...only difference is that he'd ko the big asthmatic clown by the 9th round. That said, both Klitschkos would have eaten him alive.
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Old 10-28-2014, 07:01 PM   #26
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Briggs would destroy him in about a round.
Briggs is a hype job Morrison has a much better resume.
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Old 10-28-2014, 07:11 PM   #27
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He is certainly over rated on this forum at the moment.
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Old 10-28-2014, 07:16 PM   #28
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He was ****e.

The fight with Bentt is comedy gold.
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Old 10-28-2014, 07:25 PM   #29
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Very colourful heavyweight with natural flair, and very respectable technical skills, at least offensively.
As said, horribly inconsistent, but when you read about his life it's certainly no wonder.
I think today Morrison would be a very, very marketable and talked-about fighter.
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Old 10-28-2014, 08:57 PM   #30
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He was one of the best of his era( a very good one), and he was the greatest puncher ofthe 90s. He was fast, explosive and could absorb punishment.
He had a poor chin, but he was no Frank Bruno, he always got up except for the Mercer fight.
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