Titles: Junior welterweight champion from 1930-1931 Record: 157-26-9 (59 K.O's) Born: June 28, 1909 in London, England Years active: 1924-1945 Nickname: Kid or The Whitechapel Whirlwind Berg was a prodigy who suffered burn-out way before it became a popular affliction. Nicknamed "The Whitechapel Whirlwind" before he got the nickname that stuck with him "Kid". It was a very fitting nickname since he turned pro at the age of 14 and within months was fighting 15 round fights! Berg was no stylist and threw punches from all angles, if it were not for his enormous reserve of energy he would have never become a champion. He took on all comers in London between 1924 and 1927 before moving to New York and becoming hugely popular. His perpetual punching became his trademark. He did return to England to win the junior welterweight title by kayoing Mushy Callahan in 1930, and proved his class in wins over Billy Petrole, Kid Chocolate twice and Tony Canzoneri. Canzoneri is also the man who defeated Berg and ended his days at the world class level. After his defeat to Canzoneri he boxed for another 5 years with success but no wins over great opposition. Berg fought on sporadically until 1945. He officially retired at the age of 36 and had a successful career as a movie stuntman before his death in 1991 at the age of 81.