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Trevor Berbick (1955 - 2006) Heavyweight Boxing Champion. He fought in the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, and stayed there to turn professional, winning his first 11 fights (10 by knockout) before losing for the first time to Bernardo Mercado in 1979. Berbick lost a title fight to Larry Holmes by unanimous decision in 1981. Two fights later, he beat Muhammad Ali in Ali's last fight.


José ("Chegüi") Torres (May 3, 1936 – January 19, 2009), was a Puerto Rican professional boxer. As an amateur boxer, he won a silver medal in the junior middleweight at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne. In 1965, he defeated Willie Pastrano to win the WBC and WBA light heavyweight championships. In 1997, he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.


Leon Spinks from 1976 Summer Olympics

St. Louis' own Leon Spinks, who defeated Muhammad Ali for the World Heavyweight Championship but lost in the rematch.


Muhammad Ali checks on Howard Cossell's hair while covering the 1972 US Olympic Boxing Trials for ABC Sports.


September 5, 1960: Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) captures light heavyweight gold medal at the Rome Olympics. Photo: Jerry Cooke/Sports Illustrated/Getty


The Real Heavyweight Boxing Title History

Lennox Lewis CM, CBE, aka "The Lion", Canadian British retired professional boxer and the most recent undisputed world heavyweight champion. As an amateur he won gold representing Canada at the 1988 Olympic Games after defeating future heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe in the final. He took over the #1 position in the World Boxing Council (WBC) rankings and eventually declared the WBC heavyweight champion. He went on to defend the title 4 times, becoming the Lineal Champion.