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JAB5239
03-16-2011, 05:03 AM
Morrison had very good speed, great power and punched well in combination to go along with an average to decent defense. Had he been blessed with an all time great set of whiskers how far could he have gone and how much could he have accomplished?

TBear
03-16-2011, 05:53 AM
If he had the chin, he would have gone alot further. But he was a partier and chased women and the that is not a successful trait. There is also the fact that his endurance was not very good. Morrison did have world class skills and heavy hands so if he found disipline(at the same place he got a chin) he actually might have held a title for awhile.

I used to love watching his fights. I always tuned in knowing there was going to be a knockout and lots of knockdowns. He rarely let me down whether he won or lost.

BigStereotype
03-16-2011, 11:39 AM
If he had the chin, he would have gone alot further. But he was a partier and chased women and the that is not a successful trait. There is also the fact that his endurance was not very good. Morrison did have world class skills and heavy hands so if he found disipline(at the same place he got a chin) he actually might have held a title for awhile.

I used to love watching his fights. I always tuned in knowing there was going to be a knockout and lots of knockdowns. He rarely let me down whether he won or lost.

I think that his constant partying had a lot to do with his ****ty chin, actually. They often go hand in hand because he abused his body, it couldn't take the punishment in the ring. If he had had even a decent chin, he could have been really, really good.

STREET CLEANER
03-16-2011, 12:12 PM
A waste of talent. He had a left hook to level anybody and did have a set of solid skills. His chin was week and all the party and womanizing didn't help either.

The Ruddock/Morrison fight was one fun fight to watch

Holtol
03-16-2011, 02:12 PM
Never saw Morrsion as a serious fighter a good chin would have helped though. A brain transplant is what he really needed imo.

CarlosG815
03-16-2011, 03:36 PM
A hard puncher and nothing more. Morrison was awful.

The_Demon
03-16-2011, 03:46 PM
A really good puncher whos lifestyle meant he didnt become more,all in all a decent fighter who was never in a dull fight

RubenSonny
03-16-2011, 03:47 PM
I never thought much of him, solid skills and all but he didn't have the intangibles to be great, he was also found guilty of juicing.

CarlosG815
03-16-2011, 03:57 PM
I never thought much of him, solid skills and all but he didn't have the intangibles to be great, he was also found guilty of juicing.

I never thought anything of him either. Juicer who never lived up to the hype and got his ass kicked and KO'd.

TBear
03-16-2011, 04:35 PM
I never thought much of him, solid skills and all but he didn't have the intangibles to be great, he was also found guilty of juicing.

I think he got into that when he played Tommy Gunn in the Rocky movie. He did body building for that movie with Stallone. After the movie he looked alot different.

Joey Giardello
03-16-2011, 07:23 PM
Tommy Morrison was one of the hardest hitting heavyweights of the last 25 years, morrison is underrated his wins over foreman and razor ruddock are great wins and is fight with razor ruddock is a classsic

JAB5239
03-16-2011, 11:31 PM
A hard puncher and nothing more. Morrison was awful.

His offensive skills and par were on par with many heavyweight greats. Had he a better chin and discipline he could have been among them.

Tommy Morrison was one of the hardest hitting heavyweights of the last 25 years, morrison is underrated his wins over foreman and razor ruddock are great wins and is fight with razor ruddock is a classsic

He also showed a great will to win with 2 broken hands and a broken jaw against Joe Hipp.

Scott9945
03-17-2011, 12:30 AM
Morrison had some very good offensive skills, especially the left hook. But his chin and his stamina were both subpar. He was so outclassed against Lewis that you had to re-evaluate his somewhat limited true potential.

joseph5620
03-17-2011, 01:00 AM
Morrison had some very good offensive skills, especially the left hook. But his chin and his stamina were both subpar. He was so outclassed against Lewis that you had to re-evaluate his somewhat limited true potential.




That fight showed me that his chin and stamina were not his only limitations. Lewis carved him up and completely outboxed Morrison before finishing him. Morrison had no plan B. Morrison had Power, speed, and a very powerful left hook. But outside of that he was weak in a lot of areas not limited to his chin.

Quarry
03-17-2011, 04:09 AM
[QUOTE=JAB5239;10245279]His offensive skills and par were on par with many heavyweight greats. Had he a better chin and discipline he could have been among them.

you cannot be serious :thinking:

Quarry
03-17-2011, 04:10 AM
That fight showed me that his chin and stamina were not his only limitations. Lewis carved him up and completely outboxed Morrison before finishing him. Morrison had no plan B. Morrison had Power, speed, and a very powerful left hook. But outside of that he was weak in a lot of areas not limited to his chin.

you must have forgotten his performance against Mercer and Michael Bent

Joeyzagz
03-17-2011, 04:35 AM
He was probably the most exciting heavyweight in boxing when Mike went to prison.

Top 5 all-time Left-hook.

This video has him at #1. Hard to argue...
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Quarry
03-17-2011, 05:26 AM
He was probably the most exciting heavyweight in boxing when Mike went to prison.

Top 5 all-time Left-hook.

This video has him at #1. Hard to argue...
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IMO Frazier & Tyson had great left hooks but the others in that video would not make my top 5, their left hook power was not world class against top caliber opposition so i would include Walcott, Charles, Louis, Holyfield, Dempsey and Foreman ahead of them but its just my opinion

RubenSonny
03-17-2011, 08:47 AM
you must have forgotten his performance against Mercer and Michael Bent

Those fights exposed his chin, not particularly his other limitations.

TBear
03-17-2011, 08:57 AM
Those fights exposed his chin, not particularly his other limitations.

exactly! And he was handing it to Mercer before being stopped.

joseph5620
03-17-2011, 02:37 PM
you must have forgotten his performance against Mercer and Michael Bent








I didn't include those fights because I was using an example where his chin was not his only limitation.

MARKBNLV
03-17-2011, 04:16 PM
He was fighting in Lewis Bowe and Holyfields era a tough group of champion there not to mention Oliver Mccall Ray Mercer and Micheal Moorer.damn the hws were deep wtf happened.

mickey malone
03-17-2011, 06:21 PM
Morrison's a bit underrated. He got knocked out by Bent and Mercer, mainly because he was shagged out. I don't think he'd have lost either of those fights had he not been in a Rocky film and become a hard drinking playboy. The HIV thing, which he now denies is a pretty bizarre situation in itself. Well it certainly put full blown aids into his career thats for sure.

As for Morrison the fighter, he wasn't bad at all. A natural athlete with one of the best left hooks in the business. Kind'a falls into the category of contenders (or WBO champs) who on their day could have beaten a handfull of ex lineal champs but so happened to be in a tough era while suffering from sex and drink addiction.

Joeyzagz
03-17-2011, 07:13 PM
Morrison's a bit underrated. He got knocked out by Bent and Mercer, mainly because he was shagged out. I don't think he'd have lost either of those fights had he not been in a Rocky film and become a hard drinking playboy. The HIV thing, which he now denies is a pretty bizarre situation in itself. Well it certainly put full blown aids into his career thats for sure.

As for Morrison the fighter, he wasn't bad at all. A natural athlete with one of the best left hooks in the business. Kind'a falls into the category of contenders (or WBO champs) who on their day could have beaten a handfull of ex lineal champs but so happened to be in a tough era while suffering from sex and drink addiction.

I hate to say it but Morrison couldve very well been undisputed if he replaced Tyson from 1986-1990. Maybe Tony Tucker edges one over him, but the other guys he beats soundly.

Holtol
03-18-2011, 12:14 AM
He was fighting in Lewis Bowe and Holyfields era a tough group of champion there not to mention Oliver Mccall Ray Mercer and Micheal Moorer.damn the hws were deep wtf happened.

He was dominated by Lewis and Mercer the only two on your list.

The 90s were not that good, they were just better then the 80's and 2000's, so people go on and on about the 90's. During the 90's Holyfield was good, Lewis was not bad, Tyson was washed up, and Bowe had a short prime.