Known as “perpetual Motion Morrison,” Don Morrison was one of the best service boxers to step into the ring. A career Air Force man, he won tournaments in Japan, Korea and in Europe. Morrison was U.S. Air Force Far East Champion in 1954, as well as Pacific and European champion during his 20-year military career. He participated in over 200 matches with just a handful of losses. During his time as a Sumter Optimist Club team member he was undefeated. Morrison won the Charleston Golden Gloves in 1957, the Jacksonville Golden Gloves the same year and was a Florida AAU champion. He won the Eastern Bantamweight crown in NYC in 1957 as a member of the U.S. Air Force. One of the boxers he defeated was Mount Holly’s Max Davis.
Morrison continues to coach boxing and is involved in property development in Sumter. Born in Providence, R.I. in 1929, Morrison and his wife June have lived in Sumter most of their lives. They are the parents of five children.