Who Is Trevor Berbick?
Trevor Berbick was a professional Jamaican heavyweight boxer.
He was born on the 1st of August, 1954 in Port Antonio, Jamaica.
Berbick fought 11 amateur boxing fights and went on to represent Jamaica in the 1975 Pan American Games as well as the 1976 Summer Olympics.
Trevor started his Professional Career in 1976 (age 22) and fought out of Montreal, Halifax.
He later moved to Florida, retiring there with his wife and 7 children.
Trevor fought Mike Tyson, Larry Holmes, and Muhammad Ali in his professional career which made him the only boxer in history to fight all three.
Is Trevor Berbick Still Alive?
Berbick died on the 28th of October, 2006 (age 52) in his hometown in Jamaica. He was brutally murdered over an alleged land dispute by his nephew, Harold Berbick, and another assailant by the name of Kenton Gordon. Trevor was buried in the Berbick Family Plot in Norwich, Jamaica.
Harold Berbick was only 20-years old, and Kenton Gordon was 18-years old when the incident happened.
Harold was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his uncle, while Kenton was sentenced to 14 years for manslaughter.
What Happened To Trevor Berbick?
Trevor faced many troubles in his life before he was tragically murdered by his nephew. He was known for being a troublemaker, being convicted in 1992 at the age of 38 for the rape of his children’s babysitter. He was sentenced to 5 years in prison but only served 15 months.
He even got into a brawl with Larry Holmes in 1991.
Berbick was deported to Canada from the USA for violating parole, but his legal issues followed him there.
Canada wouldn’t let him stay, so he had to go back to his home country of Jamaica.
In 1999 he won the right to remain and was allowed back into Canada.
Berbick was reported for stealing TVs and stereos in 2003, but he told police the stolen goods were stashed in his house without him knowing.
Trevor Berbick would meet his unfortunate end in 2006.
Was Trevor Berbick Any Good?
Trevor Berbick was an extremely good boxer in his time.
He was a natural in the sport of boxing and made it look easy, boasting an impressive professional record, and was known for being a hard hitter in the ring.
He won multiple titles in his career as a boxer and even competed in the Olympics.
Who Beat Trevor Berbick?
Trevor has a professional record of 49 wins and 11 losses.
He won 33 of those fights by knockout.
Trevor Berbick lost to the following fighters:
- Bernardo Mercado
- Larry Holmes
- Renaldo Snipes
- S. T. Gordon
- Mike Tyson
- Carl Williams
- Buster Douglas
- Jimmy Thunder
- Hasim Rahman
- Lyle McDowell
- Tony LaRosa
Let’s take a look at a few more of Berbick’s fights.
Trevor Berbick Vs Muhammad Ali
The big showdown between Berbick and Ali happened on the 11th of December, 1981 in Nassau, Bahamas.
It was a rally in the ring with both boxers throwing non-stop punches at each other the whole fight.
Berbick had more confidence and seemed more focused, landing more shots on Ali than he was receiving.
Trevor pounded on Ali’s ribs most of the fight, but also landed some heavy shots to his head.
Ali battled to fight back, but when he did land a punch it hurt Berbick.
Trevor was all over Ali in the fight and kept him on the back foot.
Berbick won the fight by a 10 round decision.
Trevor Berbick Vs Mike Tyson
Trevor Berbick vs Mike Tyson took place in Las Vagas Hilton on November 22nd, 1986.
The fight was scheduled for 12 rounds but only reached the 2nd.
Tyson came out strong and aggressive, hurting Berbick with every shot.
Berbick landed some heavy blows on Tyson, but he couldn’t hurt him.
Tyson was far more confident in the fight, nearly knocking Trevor down in round one.
Round 2 barely began and Tyson knocked Berbick down instantly.
Trevor stood back up, but not long.
Tyson knocked Berbick down once more, turning his legs to jelly.
He couldn’t stand back up, giving Mike Tyson the fight by TKO.
Trevor Berbick Vs Larry Holmes
Berbick fought Holmes on April 11th, 1981 in Caesars Palace.
This was a war, Trevor and Larry never liked each other.
The fight started quite equally, each receiving and giving shots.
Holmes was more consistent, landing far more punches than Berbick.
Controlling the fight with his powerful right hook.
Berbick struggled to keep up with the pace.
After the 15th round, they went to a decision and Larry Holmes won by Unanimous Decision.
Trevor Berbick’s Profile
|Born||1 August 1954|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Reach||78 in (198 cm)|
|Debut||27 September 1976|
Trevor Berbick’s Professional Record
|27 September 1976||Wayne Martin||Win (TKO)|
|23 November 1976||Bobby Halpern||Win (TKO)|
|9 January 1977||Michael Lucas||Win (TKO)|
|25 January 1977||Joe Maye||Win (TKO)|
|18 August 1977||Willie Moore||Win (KO)|
|8 September 1977||Eddie Owens||Win (TKO)|
|8 December 1977||Eugene Green||Win (UD)|
|28 June 1978||Horst Geisler||Win (KO)|
|1 August 1978||Tony Moore||Win (TKO)|
|12 September 1978||Gregory Johnson||Win (KO)|
|8 October 1978||Greg Sorrentino||Win (TKO)|
|3 April 1979||Bernardo Mercado||Loss(KO)|
|26 May 1979||Earl McLeay||Win (TKO)|
|14 June 1979||Leroy Caldwell||Draw(PTS)|
|11 December 1979||Ngozika Ekwelum||Win (TKO)|
|11 March 1980||Johnny Warr||Win (SD)|
|20 June 1980||John Tate||Win (KO)|
|27 August 1980||Ron Rouselle||Win (KO)|
|11 November 1980||Chuck Findlay||Win (KO)|
|31 January 1981||Chuck Gardner||Win (TKO)|
|11 April 1981||Larry Holmes||Loss(UD)|
|21 July 1981||Conroy Nelson||Win (KO)|
|11 December 1981||Muhammad Ali||Win (UD)|
|5 March 1982||Gordon Racette||Win (TKO)|
|11 June 1982||Greg Page||Win (UD)|
|2 October 1982||Renaldo Snipes||Loss(UD)|
|28 May 1983||S. T. Gordon||Loss(UD)|
|9 September 1983||Ken Lakusta||Win (KO)|
|19 February 1984||Mike Cohen||Win (KO|
|13 March 1984||Mark Lee||Win (PTS|
|1 September 1984||Andros Ernie Barr||Win (TKO|
|28 November 1984||Walter Santemore||Win (UD)|
|15 June 1985||David Bey||Win (TKO)|
|10 August 1985||Mitch Green||Win (MD)|
|17 January 1986||Mike Perkins||Win (TKO)|
|22 March 1986||Pinklon Thomas||Win (UD)|
|22 November 1986||Mike Tyson||Loss(TKO)|
|31 July 1987||Art Terry||Win (TKO)|
|29 October 1987||Lorenzo Boyd||Win (TKO)|
|24 November 1987||Robert Evans||Win (UD)|
|27 June 1988||Carl Williams||Loss(UD)|
|20 September 1988||O T Davis||Win (KO)|
|25 February 1989||Buster Douglas||Loss(UD)|
|18 July 1990||Jeff Sims||Win (TKO)|
|14 December 1990||Bobby Crabtree||Win (KO)|
|2 August 1991||Garing Lane||Win (PTS)|
|14 March 1994||Danny Wofford||Win (PTS)|
|30 July 1994||Paul Phillips||Win (KO)|
|10 August 1994||Marselles Brown||Win (KO)|
|13 September 1994||Melvin Foster||Win (SD)|
|15 March 1995||Jimmy Thunder||Loss(UD)|
|25 August 1995||Bruce Johnson||Win (TKO)|
|26 April 1996||Ken Smith||Win (TKO)|
|18 September 1996||Louis Monaco||Win (UD)|
|15 October 1996||Hasim Rahman||Loss(UD)|
|15 September 1997||Lyle McDowell||Loss(SD)|
|6 August 1998||Ben Perlini||Win (UD)|
|5 February 1999||Shane Sutcliffe||Win (TKO)|
|29 June 1999||Iran Barkley||Win (UD)|
|12 August 1999||Tony LaRosa||Loss(SD)|
|26 May 2000||Shane Sutcliffe||Win (UD)|