Blood on my hands

The start of my career and the brutal death of Trevor Berbick are inexorably linked

Updated: November 21, 2011, 4:28 PM ET
By Chris Jones | ESPN The Magazine

This article appears in the Nov. 28 "One Day, One Game" issue of ESPN The Magazine.

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO THIS WEEK, on Nov. 22, 1986, three men began their conspiracy to murder Trevor Berbick, the heavyweight champion of the world: Mike Tyson, Berbick's nephew Harold and me. It took us almost 20 years to get the job done.

Tyson, ascendant and terrifying, delivered the first and most famous blows on that fateful Las Vegas night, a right to the body and a left ...

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