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icemanct
10-28-2006, 06:50 PM
berbick found dead in jamaica,police say it was a homicide

Luis Cruz
10-28-2006, 07:46 PM
berbick found dead in jamaica,police say it was a homicide

Wow, first i heard of this. Let me know if they give any details of what happened.

Afro
10-28-2006, 07:56 PM
Wow, first i heard of this. Let me know if they give any details of what happened.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061028/...a_berbick_dc_1

bein' Jamaican, im saddened by the news.

Luis Cruz
10-28-2006, 09:21 PM
That link says error on page and doesn't show, here's one i found.

http://msn.foxsports.com/boxing/story/6114176?FSO1&ATT=HMA

They don't even know his age for sure but they're assuming 52, which if they go by his career should be right unless he lied about it which would be strange. Chop wounds to head?? Must've been more to the story as to why. They did arrest someone so i'm sure something will surface as to what happened.

Afro
10-28-2006, 09:38 PM
from what ive heard, he took a hatchet or machette to the head

Afro
10-28-2006, 09:49 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica (Reuters) - Former world heavyweight boxing champion Trevor Berbick was killed in Jamaica on Saturday 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, 51, suffered a gaping head wound in the attack in his native Norwich village, 146 miles east of Kingston, and was pronounced dead at the Port Antonio Hospital, police said. They said the assailant was carrying a weapon such as a machete or hatchet that cut a deep "chop wound."

Friends said they had seen Berbick at a party Friday night but police said they had few other details on his death.

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.

Berbick returned to Jamaica in 2003 after being deported from the United States, where he had several run-ins with the law and served a prison sentence.

Jamaica has been fighting a surge in murders and crime that threatens the Caribbean island's crucial tourist trade and is believed to be drug-related.