Berbick, the last man to fight Muhammad Ali and briefly holder of the world heavyweight title in 1986, was found with gaping head wounds on Saturday. A brain clot forced him to retire from boxing in 2000 (he finished his career with a 50-11-1 record with 33 knockouts) and he returned to Florida to begin training young boxers. Florida State freshman Greg Allen rushes for 322 yards in a 56-31 victory against Western Carolina. No. All rights reserved. Berbick's reign was short, however, as a 20-year-old Tyson knocked Berbick out in the second round on Nov. 22, 1986, to become the youngest heavyweight champion. Two fights later, he became the last man to ever fight three-time heavyweight champion, Muhammad Ali, winning a 10-round unanimous decision. In December, he was arrested in an alleged plot to commit mortgage fraud. Unfortunately, that’s not his only connection to Iron Mike. In his very first title defense exactly eight months later, he was viciously knocked out in the second round by 20-year-old Mike Tyson, who became the youngest heavyweight champion in history. He won the title via unanimous decision but wouldn’t hold onto it for very long. His death is being treated as a murder by police. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Whatever happened to 2nd chances? Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. Trevor Berbick was born on August 1, 1954 and died on October 28, 2006. Trevor was 52 years old at the time of death. Clijsters was promoted to the top seed when Nadia Petrova withdrew, citing fatigue. But his reign lasted only eight months as he lost his first defence to the 20-year-old Tyson when he was stopped in the second round. Harold Berbick, 20, and another man, aged 18, could now appear in court in Jamaica on Friday. Often in trouble with the law, he once spent 15 months in prison for rape. Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions. I mean, the TV ratings were terrible, right? A 2-inch-thick metal pipe found at the scene is … By: Jim Amato Reports out of Kingston, Jamaica are saying the former WBC heavyweight champion Trevor Berbick was found dead. Berbick's body was discovered about 6:30 a.m. in his hometown parish of Portland, constable Beverly Howell said. In the Paris Masters' first round Monday, Marat Safin of Russia improved his impressive record at the tournament to 22-2 with a 6-1, 7-6 (5) over Nicolas Mahut of France. Berbick's career soured following the loss to Tyson and he began to run into legal trouble. He also fought for Jamaica at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal.

If you see something that doesn't look right on this page, please do inform us using the form below: © 2017 Dead or Kicking / All Rights Reserved. Berbick, beset by legal problems following his retirement from the ring, lost his heavyweight title to Mike Tyson and was the last boxer to fight Muhammad Ali. Despite all of his troubles, Trevor Berbick was seen as a legendary hero in Jamaica. That’s the story everyone knows. Trevor Berbick died on Saturday from serious head injuries A nephew of former heavyweight boxing champion Trevor Berbick has been charged with his murder, police in Jamaica have said. After making arrests on Sunday police said they did not think the motive was robbery, as Berbick was found with money and there was no evidence of any attempt to enter his home, which was near the scene of the attack. He eventually won the WBC version of the heavyweight title in 1986, only to lose the title in his first defence against a young Mike Tyson. Obituary: Trevor Berbick, who has been found dead after suffering a massive headwound in a Jamaican churchyard, aged 51, was one of a string … A 20-year-old nephew of former heavyweight boxer Trevor Berbick is one of two men charged with his murder. Trevor passed away on October 28, 2006 at the age of 52 in Norwich, Port Antonio, Jamaica. A 2-inch-thick metal pipe found at the scene is believed to be the murder weapon, police said. But what most people might not know is that just two weeks later, Trevor Berbick was convicted of rape as well. A woman involved in a long-running land dispute with former heavyweight boxing champion Trevor Berbick has been detained for questioning in connection with his death, Jamaican police said Monday. Berbick fought from 1976 to 2000, finishing with a 50-11-1 record, including 33 knockouts. Nearly five years after his defeat to Holmes, Berbick, who claimed as a teenager to have had a vision of God, upset Pinklon Thomas to win the WBC version of the heavyweight belt. AP - Oct 28, 2:28 pm EDT Earlier this year, Berbick was charged with assault for allegedly punching the woman, police said. Ex-champ hacked to death Suspect arrested after body of Trevor Berbick found in church courtyard By MURRAY GREIG, EDMONTON SUN. He eventually moved back to the U.S., but was deported a second time. But there was also a dark side to Trevor Berbick. Order for $39.95. He fought for the heavyweight crown in 1980, losing to Larry Holmes, and then beat Muhammad Ali in 1981 in what proved to be the former champion's final fight. Recently Passed Away Celebrities and Famous People. He opted to stay in Montreal and fight professionally out of Canada. Trevor Berbick holds an interesting place in boxing history. Birthday: August 1, 1954Date of Death: October 28, 2006Age at Death: 52. A jury Thursday found Harold Berbick, 21, guilty of murder and Kenton Gordon, 19, guilty of manslaughter in the death of former heavyweight champion Trevor Berbick, 54. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. The accuser claimed that Berbick had driven to her apartment in Miami (FL) on Halloween in 1991 to pay her for her services but then physically assaulted her, ripped off her clothing, and then raped her. If you see something that doesn't look right on this page, please do inform us using the form below: © 2017 Dead or Kicking / All Rights Reserved. Celebrities and Notable People Who Have Had Coronavirus. After beating Ali in 1981 in a unanimous decision in the Bahamas, Berbick went on to win the WBC heavyweight title four years later in a decision over Pinklon Thomas. Roger Federer pulled out of the Paris Masters because of fatigue, and tennis officials promised to take steps to make sure the game's elite players abide by commitments to the top tournaments. He lost that fight to a unanimous decision after 15 rounds. Jurors deliberated for just two hours before finding the former champion guilty of raping a 26-year-old woman that worked as a babysitter for the Berbick family. In September 1991, Berbick was placed on probation for assaulting his former business manager.