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Darrin Morris boxer

Darrin Morris image
Status inactive
Age 34
Division super welterweight
Debut 1986-12-10
Born 1966-06-15
Death 2000-10-17
Nationality USA
Residence West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
bouts
31
won
28
lost
2
draw
1
bouts
31
won
28
lost
2
draw
1
Status inactive
Age 34
Division super welterweight
Debut 1986-12-10
Born 1966-06-15
Death 2000-10-17
Nationality USA
Residence West Palm Beach, Florida, USA

Morris was born in Detroit and died in West Palm Beach. He once was a sparring partner for Sugar Ray Leonard, and he achieved a professional record of 28-2-1 with 18 KOs.The World Boxing Organization (WBO) twice moved Morris up in its super-middleweight rankings in 2001, despite the fact that he had died of HIV-related meningitis the previous October, aged 34. Morris was ranked #7 at the time of his death and #5 when the WBO discovered the error. WBO president Francisco Varcarcel said, "We obviously missed the fact that Darrin was dead. It is regrettable." One week after British newspaper The Independent broke the story, one of the three men ranking the boxers, Gordon Volkman, still had not heard that Morris was dead. In addition, Morris had only fought once in the three years before his death, beating a boxer with only 17 wins out of 81 fights.

Morris was born in Detroit and died in West Palm Beach. He once was a sparring partner for Sugar Ray Leonard, and he achieved a professional record of 28-2-1 with 18 KOs.The World Boxing Organization (WBO) twice moved Morris up in its super-middleweight rankings in 2001, despite the fact that he had died of HIV-related meningitis the previous October, aged 34. Morris was ranked #7 at the time of his death and #5 when the WBO discovered the error. WBO president Francisco Varcarcel said, "We obviously missed the fact that Darrin was dead. It is regrettable." One week after British newspaper The Independent broke the story, one of the three men ranking the boxers, Gordon Volkman, still had not heard that Morris was dead. In addition, Morris had only fought once in the three years before his death, beating a boxer with only 17 wins out of 81 fights.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
July 3, 1999 David McCluskey LWLLLL National Guard Armory, West Palm Beach WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 29, 1997 Elwood Bartlett LWLWLL Jäähalli, Helsinki WIN
KO
Dec. 5, 1996 Donnie Penelton LLLLLL Civic Center, Hammond WIN
Technical knockout
July 29, 1996 James Gatlin LWLWLL Cafe Casablanca, Hallandale WIN
Points
May 27, 1995 Tommy Small LWWWLL Broward Co Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale WIN
Technical knockout
March 1, 1995 Tim Dendy LWWLWL Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 6, 1995 Marris Virgil LLLLLL Ramada Hotel, West Palm Beach WIN
KO
July 13, 1994 Stephane Ouellet WWWWWW St-Leonard Arena, St-Leonard International Boxing Council Super Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
May 28, 1994 Joe Harris LLLWLW Nassau International Boxing Council Super Welterweight

WIN
KO
Oct. 21, 1993 John Wesley Meekins LWWWLW Washington International Boxing Council Super Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 25, 1993 Willie Taylor LLLWLW Scranton International Boxing Council Super Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
July 2, 1993 Jeff Johnson WWWWWW Daytona Beach International Boxing Council Super Welterweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 14, 1992 Akhmet Dottuev WWWDW Helsinki International Boxing Council Super Welterweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
March 2, 1992 Jorge Maysonet LLWLLL Helsinki WIN
Technical knockout
July 29, 1991 Ron Amundsen WWWWLL Convention Center, Miami Beach vacant World Boxing Federation World Middleweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 5, 1990 Mikhail Shirin WDDW Helsinki WIN
Unanimous decision
June 28, 1990 Kevin Pompey WWWWLW Albany vacant International Boxing Council Welterweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
March 19, 1990 Reyes Antonio Cruz LLLWWW Deco's Night Club, Miami Beach WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 5, 1990 Hannu Vuorinen WDWWWW Hotel Inter Continentak, Helsinki WIN
Split-decision
July 27, 1989 Rafael Williams LWWWWW Felt Forum, New York LOSS
Points
Oct. 26, 1988 Derwin Richards LLWLDW Thomas Crystal Gardens, Mount Clemens WIN
Split-decision
July 23, 1988 Charles Rice LWWLLW Adray Sports Arena, Dearborn WIN
KO
June 29, 1988 Ariel Conde LLLL Premier Center, Sterling Heights WIN
Technical knockout
May 25, 1988 Juan Carlos Nunez Premier Center, Sterling Heights WIN
Unanimous decision
May 21, 1988 Joe Conrad L Civic Arena, Allen Park WIN
KO
March 30, 1988 Curtis Gholston WLLWLL Premier Center, Sterling Heights WIN
Points
Nov. 20, 1987 Terry Parnham WLLLLL Cobo Hall, Detroit WIN
Technical knockout
March 26, 1987 Mario Batiz Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
March 1, 1987 George Greenhow George Washington HS Gym, Alexandria DRAW
Points
Jan. 16, 1987 Juan Benitez Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 10, 1986 William Reid LLLLLL Alexandria WIN
Points