OKLAHOMA CITY — Trey Lippe Morrison was supposed to be part of a nationally televised boxing card on Friday, Oct. 16 at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
But a foot ailment forced the son of the late Tommy “The Duke” Morrison to drop out.
“He developed some type of a plantar wart,” promoter Tony Holden said. “It went deep then the whole thing just opened up. He can’t even walk.
“He wanted to fight anyway. It’s just bad timing for the kid. It’s just a fluke.”
Holden had trouble lining up an opponent for Lippe Morrison, who is 15-0 with all of his wins by knockout.
He almost had a fighter from Chicago pinned down, but was forced to pull Lippe Morrison off the card.
In his last outing, Lippe Morrison got a third-round TKO against Brian Polley at “The Peake” — home of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The foot problem is just one of several that has nagged Lippe Morrison.
He has battled a couple of hand injuries as well as a nasty cut over his left eye during a sparring accident.
The main event of the Top Rank/ESPN card has Alex Saucedo challenging WBO junior welterweight champ Maurice Hooker.