Tommy Morrison to make boxing comeback despite having HIV virus

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Tommy Morrison, the former heavyweight contender who seven months ago retired from boxing after testing positive for the HIV virus, said yesterday that he plans to return to the ring. Morrison does not have a date, site or an opponent for his return. He told a news conference that the return fight would be a benefit for children with HIV and AIDS. George Foreman has said he would gladly fight Morrison again: "I'll fight him, I sure would and I would try to knock him out" said Foreman, who lost by decision to Morrison three years ago.

Peter Judson set his sights on the British title he claimed rightfully belonged to him after stopping Dean Phillips to win the International Boxing Federation inter-continental super-featherweight title in Manchester on Thursday. Judson triumphed in the 10th round when the exhausted Phillips was rescued from further punishment by referee Dave Parris. The Swansea fighter collapsed in his corner but was later able to leave the ring unaided. Yorkshireman Judson's victory was only his third inside the distance in 35 fights, and he immediately issued a challenge to the London-Irish fighter P J Gallagher for a British title challenge.

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