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* Represented Jamaica as a heavyweight at the 1976 Montreal [[Olympics]], losing in the first round to eventual Silver Medalist [[Mircea Simon]] of Romania.
 
* Represented Jamaica as a heavyweight at the 1976 Montreal [[Olympics]], losing in the first round to eventual Silver Medalist [[Mircea Simon]] of Romania.
 
* Amateur record: 8-3
 
* Amateur record: 8-3
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==Sources==
 
wikipedia.org/wiki/Trevor_Berbick
 
wikipedia.org/wiki/Trevor_Berbick
 
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Revision as of 11:58, 6 January 2013

Trevor Berbick as Champion

Name: Trevor Berbick
Born: 1954-08-01
Birthplace: Port Antonio, Jamaica
Died: 2006-10-28 (Age:52)
Hometown: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 6′ 2″   /   188cm
Reach: 78″   /   198cm
Boxing Record: click

Trainers: Eddie Futch, Sam Solomon


Personal life

Berbick was born on August 1, 1954 & had a vision from God at the age of 16. Berbick was also a preacher in Las Vegas. Berbick has 3 sons: Quinn, Jamal & Shawn

Death & legal Troubles

  • Trevor Berbick was found dead on the morning of October 28, 2006. His nephew, Harold Berbick, and Kenton Gordan bludgeoned him to death and left his body in a church courtyard. Prosecutors said the murder weapons were a pipe and a crowbar. The motive for the killing was a land dispute between uncle and nephew.
  • Harold Berbick and Kenton Gordon were convicted of the killing on December 20, 2007. Berbick was sentenced to life in prison, and Gordan was sentenced to fourteen years.
  • Most records had Berbick's age listed as 52 at the time of his death, but some reports put his age anywhere from 49 and 56.
  • In 1992, Berbick was convicted in Florida of raping a family babysitter. After serving fifteen months, he was deported from the United States. He eventually moved back to the U.S. but was deported again.
  • At the time of his death, he reportedly had been teaching boxing at a church in Jamaica.

Pro Career

  • WBC champion in 1986
  • Among his best career wins were wins over

John Tate,Muhammad Ali,Mitch Green, Pinklon Thomas & Greg Page

Amateur Highlights

  • Heavyweight Bronze Medalist for Jamaica at the 1975 Pan American Games in Mexico City, losing in the semifinals to Michael Dokes of the United States.
  • Represented Jamaica as a heavyweight at the 1976 Montreal Olympics, losing in the first round to eventual Silver Medalist Mircea Simon of Romania.
  • Amateur record: 8-3

Sources

wikipedia.org/wiki/Trevor_Berbick

Preceded by:
Pinklon Thomas
WBC Heavyweight Champion
1986 Mar 22 – 1986 Nov 22
Succeeded by:
Mike Tyson