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Morrison Will Talk Today

Seven months after announcing he had tested HIV-positive, former heavyweight boxer Tommy Morrison scheduled a news conference today in Tulsa, Okla., to make what his lawyer called a “major announcement.”

Morrison’s attorney, Stuart Campbell, refused to elaborate but pointed out it would be Morrison’s first news conference since announcing last February that his HIV-positive status would force him from the ring.

The boxer’s promoter, Tony Holden, also refused to comment on the news conference.

Oscar De La Hoya’s defense of his WBC super lightweight crown will have to be postponed because he has tendinitis in his left shoulder.

Todd duBoef, a spokesman for the promoter, Top Rank, said the Oct. 12 fight with Miguel Angel Gonzalez, would probably be delayed until January.

The delay also pushes back De La Hoya’s planned rematch against Cesar Chavez, which had been planned for Jan. 18 at the Los Angeles Coliseum.

The Gonzalez bout, scheduled for Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, will probably be moved to the Thomas & Mack Center.