Sons of Legends: Morrison TKOs Rahman Jr

Six sons of well-known former boxers were in action on Friday night at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas. In the main event, unbeaten Kenzie Morrison (20-0-2, 18 KOs), son of former heavyweight champion Tommy “The Duke” Morrison, scored a fifth round TKO over previously unbeaten Hasim Rahman Jr (12-1, 6 KOs), son of former heavyweight champion Hasim “The Rock” Rahman, to win the WBC USNBC heavyweight title. Morrison came out aggressively and Rahman calmly outboxed him. Morrison starting turning the tables in round four and dropped Rahman in round five. Rahman beat the count and the bout was stopped by referee Robert Hoyle during Morrison’s follow-up barrage. Rahman complained about the stoppage, which seemed premature. Time was 1:37.

Lightweight Keith “The Bounty” Hunter (15-1, 9 KOs), son of former heavyweight contender Mike “The Bounty” Hunter, won an exciting ten round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Demarius “Chuckie” Hunter (12-1, 7 KOs). Hunter wore down Driver in a good two-way fight. Scores were 99-91, 97-93, 97-93.

Welterweight Roberto Duran Jr. (9-2, 7 KOs), son of ring legend Roberto Duran, lost a six round unanimous decision to unbeaten 19-year-old Arturo Moreno (6-0, 2 KOs). Moreno was simply busier. Scores were 60-54, 58-56, 59-55.

Super welterweight Sharif Rahman (6-0, 3 KOs), son of former heavyweight champion Hasim “The Rock” Rahman, scored a six round unanimous decision over Reyes Sanchez (7-2, 3 KOs). Scores were 60-54, 59-55, 60-54.

Cruiserweight Gerald McClellan Jr. (2-0, 1 KO), son of former world champion Gerald McClellan, took a four round majority decision over Demetrius Alexander (1-1, 1 KO). Scores were 39-37, 39-37, 38-38.

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  • G-Man JR, Wow, I had no idea his son was a fighter. I feel like any thought of His father brings tears to my eyes. I will never forget that fight against Benn. That was the toughest night I ever had as a boxing fan. I spoke to Gerald about 15 years ago, and it was amazing. We chopped it up on the phone for about a half hour talking boxing. That fight could have been stopped a couple times. Life, huh? All the best to you G-Man JR..

    • Wow I was shocked too. I hope he is successful and can help out his dad, one of the hardest punchers I have ever seen, who also had a ton of heart. Maybe too much. G-man vs JJ and Benn will live forever in the hearts and minds of boxing fans. Good luck Jr.

  • Roberto Duran’s son obviously doesn’t have the hunger his dad did. But good luck to him anyway.

  • Roberto Duran Jr. Fought way back in the early 2000’s. He’s got to be 40 yrs old. Seems like he was dug up just for this ‘sons of legends’ card.

    • Duran had a daughter that was trying to fight professionally about 20 years ago as well. She had a couple fights, realized it wasn’t for her, moved to Australia and became a journalist…The last person I’d expect to see fighting on one of these cards is Gerald McClellan Jr.

    • Different son. This son who fought last night is 33 and had his debut in 2018.

  • Not a premature stoppage. Rahman was not defending himself. Good win for Morrison.

    • the commentators was wanting Rahman to win so bad, I wasn’t impressed with Kenzies performance, but all in all, he is the better fighter. he fought a

  • Its always shocking to me when ex fighters encourage and push their sons to be fighters; knowing how brutal the sport can be and that your son could possibly get brain damage/CTE or die. It’s a father’s natural instinct to protect his offspring, most boxers got into boxing because they were poor and wanted to find a way off the streets, but now they have a lot of money so i don’t understand why you would want your son to do this. G-man is broke, Tommy is dead but Rahman and especially Duran must be loaded. Same with Fernando Vargas and his sons.

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