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HIV Positive Boxing Champ Gets Feature Film Based On His Life and Career

"Great White Hope" boxing champ Tommy Morrison's career came to a halt after testing HIV-positive in 1996. Now he's back "Rocky" style.
Tommy Morrison Becomes Heavyweight Champion Of the World
Tommy Morrison Becomes Heavyweight Champion Of the World

Sunday, March 28, 2004 214.526.0288



~ Tommy Morrison Beats Death and Comes Back 'Rocky' Style ~

The "Great White Hope" of the 90's, boxing champ Tommy Morrison has just signed on for roles in two upcoming films along with playing a cameo in the upcoming biopic about himself, entitled "The Duke", a name he was pegged with during his boxing days as he is the grandnephew of John Wayne.

Morrison co-starred with Sylvester Stallone in "Rocky V". He was one of the few boxers who crossed over into the mainstream public's eye and had just signed on to fight Mike Tyson when he was released from prison when he tested HIV-positive on the night of one of his scheduled fights, stopping his stellar career in its tracks.

On this film, he will also serve as technical consultant and Morrison will be working closely with shingle Indie Genius Productions producer/writer Curt Johnson, who optioned his life rights. Boxing promoter Tony Holden, who saw Morrison through both the good and really bad times is onboard as Creative Consultant and Associate Producer. They're now beginning to start talking with various big names in the sports world for roles in the film.

Morrison will also be appearing in "West Memphis Three" which stars Michael Pitt, Jacob Reynolds, Doug Hutchison, Gina Gershon and Drea de Matteo and "Walk On" with Keith Carradine, Jessica Simpson, Donal Logue and Sophie B. Hawkins.

Along with all this, he is writing an autobiography and setting up meetings with networks and cable channels for his return to boxing commentary. The book is being repped by the Intellectual Property Group's Joel Gotler.

"Five years ago, everyone thought I wouldn't make it to see thirty-five, but as usual, I'm back and better than ever and ready to take on this new phase of my life," Morrison said. In 1998, his t-cell count had plummeted to a scary low of 18, but now he's undetectable and healthier than ever. "Like Curt's described it, my life is very "Raging Bull" meets "Rocky"," Morrison said. After being forced to retire from boxing, many thought him to be a lost cause when he was put in prison for eighteen months for several DUI offenses.

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You forgot to mention he is a dissident 28.Mar.2004 22:24

Paul King

As a committed 'AIDS' dissident he is alive and well because he refused under pressure to buy into the stupid 'AIDS' myth and take highly toxic drugs.

He was attacked in the media but held his ground. The only thing wrong with him was a useless test for harmless anti bodies. For taking that meaningless test he paid with his career.

A man of great courage!

sources for cutting through the AIDS hype 28.Mar.2004 23:53





Disagreement about HIV's role in causing AIDS has been curiously absent from public and scientific debate, even though many of the 700 M.D.'s and/or Ph.D.'s of The Group for the Scientific Reappraisal of the HIV/AIDS Hypothesis have published their reasons for their concern (Philpott 1999). Members of this group include current and former professors of molecular and cell biology at Harvard, Berkeley, and other prestigious universities, as well as two Nobel Prize winners in chemistry, Walter Gilbert and Kary Mullis. HIV is a "retrovirus", and Peter Duesberg, one of the earliest people to call for reappraisal, has been called the "father of retrovirology". David Rasnick, the president of the Society for the Scientific Reappraisal of AIDS, holds nine patents on protease inhibitors, the drugs claimed to have saved many people from the brink of death. And yet, Dr. Rasnick adamantly maintains that these drugs are contributing to, or directly causing their deaths rather than helping them. For a topic which has become so entrenched in the national and world-wide mindset, such a large number of dissenting voices among people with the highest credentials in their fields is unusual, to say the least, and yet researchers, health professionals, and the public have not been informed about the magnitude of the debate, or about the reasons why these dissenting scientists are questioning conventional dogma. HIV is claimed to cause a wide variety of symptoms in people who test positive on the HIV antibody test, but even for the most common symptoms, like immunosuppression and low CD4 T-cells, there is continued difficulty and disagreement in understanding the mechanism involved (Balter 1997), a fact that has led the original discoverer of HIV, Luc Montagnier, to state that he does not think HIV can cause AIDS without other unidentified cofactors (Balter, 1991)

Of even greater concern than the existence of these problems is the fact that no one in the conventional medical and scientific establishment seems to be asking questions about them. When researchers like Etienne de Harven and the Perth group do begin asking questions, they often find themselves labelled as "dissidents", as if they were political refugees, which succeeds only in stifling the opportunity for open scientific discourse. The fact that the media also fails to report on such studies suggests that it is not only a problem within the scientific community, however, but more likely something that is occurring on a societal level. In many ways, "science" has replaced religion as the mediator between God/Nature and humanity, and people prefer to believe in the infallibility of science, much as Christians believed in the infallibility of the Pope. Belief in such infallibility is what led to people like Galileo being excommunicated and imprisoned for reporting that he had seen moons around Jupiter in his telescope, and it appears that a modern version of excommunication is happening today.