Former Rocky Balboa Opponent Busted For Reefer
Former WBO heavyweight champion Tommy “The Duke” Morrison was arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession Thursday evening in Wichita, Kan.
Morrison (48-3-1, 42 KOs), who defeated George Foreman (76-5, 68 KOs) in June 1993 to capture his title, previously served 14 months in the pen after he was convicted on drugs and weapons charges in 1999.
Morrison, the owner of an impressive combined professional and amateur record of 343-24-1, was an enormously powerful puncher and he seemed destined for greatness as a prizefighter during the formative stages of his career.
“The Duke,” already popular among fans because of his entertaining fighting style, gained even more prominence once he starred as Rocky Balboa’s opponent in the 1990 film