Tommy Morrison vs. Michael Bentt

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1993-10-29 : Tommy Morrison 226¾ lbs lost to Michael Bentt 226 lbs by TKO at 1:33 in round 1 of 12

Promoter: Bob Arum's Top Rank
Aired On: HBO
Time: 1:33


Betting Underdog Michael Bennt dropped Tommy Morrison three times en route to scoring a 1st round TKO. Morrison was set to fight Lennox Lewis in December of 1993 and the fight with Bentt was supposed to be a tune up for him. Morrison started off strong, trapping Bentt in the ropes and knocking him off balance with a well placed flurry, but was caught off guard with a sudden straight to chin. Morrison was shaken by the blow and kneeled after a barrage of fast punches to the head. This loss derailed Morrison's fight with Lennox Lewis, though the match did end up occurring over 2 years later. Michael Bentt's purse was $135,000.

Preceded by:
Morrison vs. Tomashek
WBO Heavyweight Title Fight
# 8
Succeeded by:
Bentt vs. Hide