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.