Tom Morrison Boxing Career:
Born on October 27th, 1981 in New York City, Tom Morrison is a professional boxer from Brooklyn, New York. His boxing career began when he was just 14 years old. He won his first amateur fight at age 15 against an opponent who weighed 100 pounds less than him.
Since then he has fought some of the best boxers in the world including Bernard Hopkins, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez among others.
Morrison’s nickname “The Human Tornado” comes from his ability to hit opponents with punches even while they are standing still. He is one of only two fighters in history to have beaten all four reigning world champions (Hopkins, Mayweather, Pacquiao and Marquez) in consecutive fights. Morrison is currently ranked #1 pound for pound in the world by the Ring Magazine.
His most recent fight took place on June 22nd, 2015 where he defeated Mexican fighter Jesus Soto Karasses via unanimous decision. He has since defended his title three times against the same opponent each time winning by knockout or TKO. Morrison’s current record stands at 55-0 with 50 knockouts.
Tom Morrison’s political career:
Despite being a world-renown boxer who has made millions of dollars and has legions of fans all over the world, Tom Morrison decided to give back to the community by running for District 18-B New York House of Representives seat in the 2018 mid-term elections. He won with over 70% of the popular vote. His campaign emphasized the need for better education funding, better gun regulations, protection of women’s rights, affordable health care for all and an economy that works for everyone and not just a select few.
Morrison has been involved in various charities throughout his career most notably with the Sunshine Kids which works to build playgrounds for children with cancer. In May of 2018 Morrison participated in the American Cancer Society’s annual bicycling event, A Century For Heroes. The ride takes 100 riders on a 100 mile journey from Lake Conestee Nature Park in Greenville to the North Carolina Arboretum in Raleigh and back.
Morrison is also heavily involved with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America having served as the Club’s spokesperson since 2008. He has participated in several of their events including the 2018 Triple Play event which raised money for the Clubs while also celebrating the grand opening of the Clubs newest building in New York City. Morrison has also partnered with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) to run the “Game, Set, Match” program which teaches kids the basics of tennis and life skills.
The program has reached over 50,000 students since its inception in 2015.
Sources & references used in this article:
Quantification of low-copy transcripts by continuous SYBR Green I monitoring during amplification. by TB Morrison, JJ Weis, CT Wittwer – Biotechniques, 1998 – europepmc.org
Rapid and Sensitive Quantification ofBorrelia burgdorferi-Infected Mouse Tissues by Continuous Fluorescent Monitoring of PCR by TB Morrison, Y Ma, JH Weis… – Journal of clinical …, 1999 – Am Soc Microbiol
Nanoliter high throughput quantitative PCR by T Morrison, J Hurley, J Garcia, K Yoder… – Nucleic acids …, 2006 – academic.oup.com