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10-28-2006, 07:24 PM
At age 20, Mike Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in history when he knocked out Trevor Berbick on Nov. 22, 1986.

Former heavyweight champion Trevor Berbick was found dead in a church courtyard Saturday with chop wounds to his head in a suspected homicide.
Police have arrested a man and were interrogating him at the Port Antonio police station in Portland, Constable Sheldon Francis said.

Berbick's body was discovered about 6:30 a.m. in his hometown parish of Portland, constable Beverly Howell said. The former fighter, believed to be 52, was pronounced dead by a doctor in the church courtyard.

Police did not have a motive and there was no word yet on what kind of weapon was used or how many people were involved in Berbick's death.

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.


10-28-2006, 07:55 PM
I've heard that a machete was involved. That's f'ed up. The idea of killing someone with a machete seems about as primal and brutal as it gets.

10-29-2006, 01:29 AM
out in the street.....they call it muuuurddaa

RIP Champ

10-29-2006, 02:15 AM
sad news..messed up stuff...

10-29-2006, 02:29 AM
Not a way I want to see anybody go out. Another shame. RIP Champ. The last man to beat Ali (Ali was way past his prime but at least he got to say he faced him in the ring)!

10-29-2006, 02:53 AM
RIP Trever!!

10-29-2006, 11:24 PM

10-31-2006, 02:28 PM
Sad news..I remember that fight with Tyson.Bad way to come to an end.RIP

11-03-2006, 10:43 AM
Nephew charged with killing Berbick

A 20-year-old nephew of former heavyweight champion Trevor Berbick has been charged with killing him, police said Friday.

Harold Berbick and an 18-year-old man from the same eastern region were charged late Thursday and were scheduled to appear in court Friday, constable Courtney Gibbs said.

The body of Berbick, 51 was discovered in a church courtyard Oct. 28 in his home parish of Portland, about 80 miles east of the Jamaica capital, where his nephew and Kenton Gordon were detained earlier this week.