Tommy Morrison Withdraws Texas License Request

Thursday, May 3rd 2007, 8:09 am
By: News On 6

HOUSTON (AP) _ Former heavyweight champion Tommy Morrison has withdrawn his request for a boxing license in Texas. Morrison was scheduled last week to have his second fight since attempting a comeback after an 11-year retirement following the discovery that he had tested HIV positive.

Morrison maintains he has taken several HIV tests during his comeback bid and all have been negative.

The bout with Dale Ortiz in a Houston hotel ballroom was canceled when state boxing officials said they didn't get the results of Morrison's lab tests in time.

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation learned on Tuesday that Morrison no longer wanted the license.