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In 1996, Tommy "The Duke" Morrison was one victory away from a showdown with Mike Tyson when a routine pre-fight blood test purportedly determined that he was infected with the HIV virus. The diagnosis effectively ended Morrison's career.

Twenty-three years later, Morrison's widow, Trisha, continues to wage a courtroom battle to prove the diagnosis was bogus from the beginning, most recently by filing a request in a Nevada courtroom to reopen a case that has gone all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Her argument to be reheard is that the defendants -- the Nevada State Athletic Commission (including Dr. Margaret Goodman and former director Marc Ratner) and Quest Laboratories) repeatedly lied and misrepresented facts in previous hearings.

Trisha Morrison returns to The Ringside Boxing Show to lay out the mountains of evidence she's gathered since her husband's 2013 death, including three subsequent tests that show that Tommy Morrison's blood was never tainted with the HIV virus.

This intriguing legal battle finally appears to be entering "the championship rounds," and Trisha is still throwing haymakers in her relentless effort to set the record straight on her late husband's legacy, which, she says, has been misrepresented by most of the mainstream media for more than two decades.

This is the Trisha Morrison interview only. To hear the full version of any Ringside Boxing Show, visit https://thegruelingtruth.com/?s=ringside+boxing+show .


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On Nov. 12, 2017, on The Ringside Boxing Show, we interviewed Trisha Morrison, widow of former world heavyweight champion Tommy Morrison, about the death of her husband, the cause of which was widely reported as AIDS.

Ms. Morrison has adamantly disputed this report for four years, and came on our show, alongside Dr. Jonas Moses, to offer evidence to the contrary.

This is the INTERVIEW ONLY (front part of the show has been edited off) for listeners who are only interested in this specific issue.

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By Dennis Taylor
The widow of former world heavyweight champion Tommy "The Duke" Morrison has crusaded for four years to prove that her husband never had the HIV virus, and did not die of AIDS, a case for which she produces startling, compelling evidence on this week's Ringside Boxing Show.
Trisha Morrison is joined on the show by Dr. Jonas Moses, an expert on the topic who will testify as an expert witness in a lawsuit filed by The Estate of Tommy Morrison against the Nevada State Athletic Commission and Quest Diagnostics, the lab that made the original diagnosis.
Ms. Morrison also has harsh criticism for ESPN's recent "30 for 30" documentary on the life and death of her husband, whose career was effectively truncated by the diagnosis.
This enlightening, in-depth interview is preceded by expert analysts Travis Hartman and John J. Raspanti, who tell us how Jarrell "Big Baby" Miller fits into the heavyweight title scramble,the underappreciated depth of the middleweight division (Golovkin, Canelo, Jacobs, Andrade, Saunders, Lemieux, Dervanchenko...), Dana White's decision to begin promoting boxing, Mikey Garcia's choice to reject a fight with Jorge Linares, the nerve of Adonis Stevenson to offer Eleider Alvarez "step-aside money" -- again -- for a potential showdown with Badou Jack (and Alvarez's apparent willingness to consider the option), and more.
We also hear once again from our British correspondent, who updates us Scott, Tony Bellew, and Anthony Joshua.
This is a jam-packed, highly education episode of The Ringside Boxing Show.
Dennis Taylor is host of The Ringside Boxing Show, editor/publisher of www.ringsideboxingshow.com, and co-author (with John J. Raspanti) of the West Coast Boxing Hall of Fame's 2017 choice for Book of the Year, "Intimate Warfare: The True Story of the Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward Boxing Trilogy," currently on Amazon's bestsellers list.


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The world's most-diligent boxing historian has researched boxers from ancient Greece, boxers who walked the earth at the same time as Christ, boxers who were refereed by famous Wild West gunslingers, a female slave/boxer, all the way up to modern-day fighters.

Now Christopher James Shelton has written a memoir about his life and, of course, boxing, rife with all of the aforementioned true stories.

We spoke at length with the author about "My Life Before Death: A Boxing HIstorian Memoir," a brand-new release available at Amazon.com. Check it out here: https://www.amazon.com/Before-DEATH-boxing-historian-memoir-ebook/dp/B06WWRKNNY/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1489973598&sr=1-4&refinements=p_n_publication_date%3A1250227011

Our conversation with Chris Shelton is preceded by a thorough unpacking of the Golovkin-Jacobs and Chocolatito-Rungvisai fights by our expert analysts, Travis Hartman, Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti.


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Dennis Taylor (host), Travis Hartman, Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti (expert analysts), and Christopher James Shelton (boxing historian).

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By special request, we've downloaded only the Trisha Morrison interview (minus the first half of the 9-13-15 show).

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Tommy "The Duke" Morrison lost the final years of his boxing career to a diagnosis by the Nevada State Boxing Commission that he was HIV-positive, a result that not only made him poison to promoters, but also rendered him persona non grata in his tiny, ultra-conservative hometown of Jay, Oklahoma.

When he died in September of 2013, speculation that AIDS was the cause was widespread -- a perception that still exists today -- but Morrison's widow, Trisha Harding-Morrison, has been fighting for two years to prove it's all bogus.

She joined us Sept. 13, 2015, on The Ringside Boxing Show to discuss compelling evidence that the Nevada commission blew the original diagnosis, and has since conspired to cover up the mistake.

Harding-Morrison spoke to us on the eve of a court date in Las Vegas, where, acting as her own lawyer, she planned to take on a battery of high-powered attorneys representing the Nevada State Boxing Commission, it's well-known physician, Dr. Margaret Goodman, and the man who signed off on her husband's HIV diagnosis on behalf of Quest Laboratories, Dr. John Hiatt, whom, she says, doesn't hold a medical license at all.

This interview might be the tip of an iceberg that turns out to be a blockbuster scandal, uncovered by the dogged determination of a widow who made a deathbed promise to her famous husband.

Our conversation with Trisha Harding-Morrison is preceded by an interview with Garcia Boxing trainer Max Garcia, who has a hot, young, undefeated fighter -- Manuel "Tino" Avila -- in his stable. 

We also tap into the expert analysis of Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti, who were in attendance for weekend events in Toronto (where Adonis Stevenson and Errol Spence were victorious) and Las Vegas (where Floyd Mayweather won what purportedly will be the final fight of his unbeaten career.)

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If you're among those legions of boxing fans who think Tommy Morrison died of AIDS, Sunday's riveting interview on the Ringside Boxing Show might abruptly change your opinion.

Trisha Morrison laid out a compelling, comprehensive and (dare we say) convincing case that "The Duke" got a raw deal from a lot of different people (she's naming names) before he died too young in 2013.

The Trisha Morrison interview is preceded by typically great insight from our expert analysts, Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti, on Canelo, Cotto, Khan and Kirkland (all one conversation), Gary Shaw's three-week romance with Roc Nation, Andre Ward's HBO problem, and the potential pyrotechnics of Keith Thurman vs. Robert Guerrero, and Terence Crawford vs. Mikey Garcia.

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 Tommy Morrison had a remarkable heavyweight career, including a conquest of George Foreman and two world title belts, but an HIV diagnosis put the skids on everything.

  Morrison, just 44 when he died in September, insisted to the end that the HIV diagnosis was bogus and, in fact, believed the virus, itself, was a government hoax.

  Our boxing historian, Christopher James Shelton, offered a fascinating perspective on "The Duke" from a variety of angles on the Nov. 17, 2013 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show.


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 The husbands of Leti Ayala (Paulie), Cheryl McCullough (Wayne) and Trisha Harding (Tommy Morrison) are all former world champions. On the Jan. 23, 2011 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show we interviewed these three dynamic ladies about being "The Women Behind The Champs." We asked about money, pain, romance, stress, children, fame and many other topics. Their answers made for one of the most-interesting interviews in the three-year history of our program.

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