Title:BAHAMAS: BOXING - Former world heavyweight boxing champion Trevor Berbick murdered in Jamaica
Date:29th October 2006
Summary:ALI WATCHING AS SCALES MEASURED
ALI'S WEIGHT ANNOUNCED
Embargoed:13th November 2006 12:00
Story Text: Former world heavyweight boxing champion Trevor Berbick was killed in Jamaica on Saturday (October 28) by an assailant wielding a hatchet or machete, police said.
He was the last boxer to beat the legendary Muhammad Ali in 1981 and held the world heavyweight title briefly in 1986 before losing it to Mike Tyson.
Berbick represented Jamaica at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal and settled in Canada for years. He turned professional the following year and won the World Boxing Council heavyweight title in 1986, when he defeated American Pinklon Thomas.
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