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Trevor Berbick vs Mike Tyson

Trevor Berbick vs Mike Tyson

Date: 22nd November 1986

Venue: Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Title: WBC World Heavyweight Title

Promoted by: Butch Lewis Productions, Dynamic Duo Inc, Don King Productions

Tv: HBO World Championship Boxing

Trevor Berbick
( 31 - 4 - 1 )
Weight: 218 1/2 lbs

Mike Tyson
( 27 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 221 1/4 lbs


Billed as "Judgement Day", Trevor Berbick's first defence of the WBC World Heavyweight Title he won from Pinklon Thomes eight months earlier, only proved that boxing had a new superstar on its hands in 20-year-old Mike Tyson the WBC No 1 contender.

Jamaican born Berbick was swept aside in 2 pulsating rounds before a sellout crowd of 8,800 at The Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas.

Tyson knocked the champion down twice in the second round and after falling another two times, referee Mills Lane counted out Berbick at 2:35 of the round.

When asked about becoming the youngest boxer ever to win a World Heavyweight Championship Tyson said "My record will last for immortality, It will never be broken.

 




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