With a record of 49-11-1 (33 KO's) Trevor Berbick born August 1st 1954 was a orthodox boxer with a 23 year career as a professional lasting from September 1976 to November 21st, 2018. November 2018 was the last time Trevor Berbick fought. Berbick's longest KO streak is 6 fights long out of his 61 career fights.
Starting as he means to go on, Berbick got off to an explosive start in his debut, defeating Wayne Martin in 5 rounds and becoming the only person to have stopped Martin to date. Berbick continued his pro journey, which was mostly successful at this point, by fighting 31 fights following his debut. Fights against boxers such as Muhammad Ali, Gordon Racette and Greg Page followed including 2 times in 1976, 5 times in 1977 and 24 times between 1978 and 1984.
The first defeat of Berbick's career came against Bernardo Mercado on April 3rd, 1979. This took his career record to 11-1-0. Berbick's fight against Bernardo Mercado was Berbick's first stoppage defeat and also, the first defeat of his career. This came via KO in the 1st round of a 12 round fight. Berbick's win streak of 11 rose to 30 following 19 wins against boxers such as Muhammad Ali, Gordon Racette, Greg Page and 16 others.
Berbick went into his next career fight with a record of 30-4-1 and took this to 31 wins with a win against Pinklon Thomas on March 22nd, 1986. In what was a true showing of Berbick's technical ability, Berbick got the decision in the 12 round fight, and became the first person to beat Thomas.
Berbick lost to Mike Tyson in his next fight. Taking place on November 22nd, 1986, Berbick's career record after this fight stood at 31-5-1. Berbick fought Mike Tyson and was defeated via TKO in the 12 round bout. This was Berbick's 2nd stoppage defeat in his career which came in the 2nd round. 10 wins followed where Berbick went on to fight Lorenzo Boyd, Bobby Crabtree and Jeff Sims amongst others, prolonging his win streak.
Paul Phillips was Berbick's next fight on July 30th, 1994 and also the next win in his career via KO. This took his record to 40-7-1 showing a mainly successful career to date. Berbick's fight against Paul Phillips came in the 4th round of a 10 round fight via KO. Berbick became the first person to stop Phillips. Berbick continued his success in the next 11 fights taking his record to 48 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws.
On August 12th, 1999, Berbick took on and was defeated by Tony Larosa meaning his career tally went to 48-11-1. A valiant but fruitless effort for Berbick. Berbick fell just short and was defeated by Larosa over the full 8 round distance.
Trevor Berbick went into his fight with Shane Sutcliffe on May 26th, 2000 with 48 wins and he added another win to his record taking it to 49 wins by beating Sutcliffe. Ending on a high, Berbick showed he still had what it takes as a pro in this final career fight, becoming only the 11th person to beat Sutcliffe over the 12 round distance.