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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Boxer: 'I Screwed Up

KANSAS CITY, Missouri ( -- Boxer Tommy Morrison, who has been diagnosed as having the virus that causes AIDS, says he is not sure whether he contracted HIV through his active sex life or from boxing.


"It doesn't matter how I got it,'' The Kansas City Star quoted Morrison as saying in a copyright story published Thursday.


"I'm going to do everything I can to educate people. Four or five years ago I was a big, tough guy thinking I was bulletproof.


"People have got to know about it, especially my generation,'' Morrison said of AIDS and his intent to become a spokesman for prevention of the disease.


"I will let them know I screwed up. I didn't listen to Magic Johnson.''


The basketball player contacted Morrison to offer his help after the diagnosis, said Morrison, who added he did not know he was infected and did not intentionally try to hide the disease when he initially refused the blood test.