Carl E. Morris

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Carl Morris

Carl E. Morris (February 23, 1887 - July 11, 1951) was a professional boxer who was known as the Oklahoma White Hope.[1] He was a heavyweight, fighting at 225-240 pounds. He was 6 feet 4 inches tall.[2]


He was born on February 23, 1887 in Fulton, Kentucky. On December 16, 1918 he lost a fight to Jack Dempsey at the Louisiana Auditorium in New Orleans.[3] In later life he worked as a steam shovel operator. He died on July 11, 1951 in Pasadena, California of cancer.[3]


  1. ^ "Carl E. Morris". Los Angeles Times. July 12, 1951. Carl E. Morris 67 a heavyweight boxer who was known as the Oklahoma White Hope ... 
  2. ^ Carl Morris,, accessed June 2010
  3. ^ a b "Former Boxing Great Dies in California". United Press. July 12, 1951. Retrieved 2010-09-28. Funeral services will be held Friday for exheavyweight fighter Carl E. Morris whose career was at its ... 

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