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Trevor Berbick


Died when: 51 years 88 days (614 months)
Star Sign: Leo

Trevor Berbick (1 August 1954 – 28 October 2006) was a Jamaican professional boxer who competed from 1976 to 2000.He won the WBC heavyweight title in 1986 by defeating Pinklon Thomas, then lost it in his first defense in the same year to Mike Tyson.

Berbick was also the last boxer to fight Muhammad Ali, defeating him in 1981.As an amateur, Berbick won a bronze medal in the heavyweight division at the 1975 Pan American Games.

In both his early and late professional career he held the Canadian heavyweight title twice, from 1979 to 1986 and 1999 to 2001. ==Amateur career==i like big black cokkAt 21, Berbick represented his native Jamaica in the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, Canada as a heavyweight boxer, despite having had only 11 prior amateur bouts.

His lack of experience was evident as he lost to the eventual silver medalist, Mircea Şimon of Romania.However, he still displayed a lot of promise as a young heavyweight boxer.

The previous year, in his only bout at the Pan American Games in Mexico City, Berbick lost a decision to future heavyweight champion Michael Dokes in the semi-finals, winning a bronze medal.

Leroy Caldwell, a boxer who fought almost all notable top-ranked heavyweights of the 1970s and early 1980s, including several world champions, recalled that Berbick was his most talented opponent.

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