He went back into training and made a comeback. An out of court settlement gave King the right to promote a potential Douglas-Tyson rematch, but that Douglas would first defend against #1 contender Evander Holyfield that October at The Mirage, a promotion in which King would have no direct involvement. He began drinking and his weight ballooned in a similar fashion to Fury. His father William Douglas was also a professional boxer. In the third round of the fight, Douglas attempted to hit Holyfield with a hard uppercut that he telegraphed. The belts were snatched from Tyson's grasp - eventually.
It is also a misconception which seems to wound Douglas still. And, that was primarily at the urging of Douglas’ father, a former fighter and his trainer. THE fact Jordan Pickford spoke openly about the horrendous error which gifted Liverpool a last-gasp derby winner is great credit to a hugely likeable bloke. If you back up against Tyson he's going to run right over you. Busted flush or ace in the pack? While setting Tyson up with his jab Douglas scored a huge uppercut, followed by a rapid combination, and knocked Tyson down for the first time in his career, making boxing history. '... As we walked from the dressing rooms to the ring, Sulaiman took my shoulder and he told me, "If you see Tyson hurt, be nice with him. As Douglas puts it: “Tyson was a god. ‘Rocky Lives!’ proclaimed the cover of Sports Illustrated, casting Douglas as a real-life Balboa.
But the man responsible for probably the greatest upset in any individual sporting contest made it to Los Angeles to see Tyson Fury’s thrilling draw with Deontay Wilder on Saturday. He was whining and complaining like a baby in a crib. In the eighth round, Tyson landed a right uppercut that knocked Douglas down.
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Greatest outsider in history bristles at claims he was a one-hit wonder but beat his demons and fell back in love with boxing. After the Tyson upset, he lost the title eight months later to Evander Holyfield. He was successful at first, winning 6 straight fights, but his comeback almost came to a halt in a 1997 disqualification win over journeyman Louis Monaco. Holyfield avoided the uppercut and hit an off-balance Douglas with a straight right to the chin to knock him down. While much commentary reflects on Tyson's troubled approach to the fight, Douglas also endured a difficult build-up. Douglas was unable to continue after a five-minute rest period and was consequently awarded the win by disqualification (on account of Monaco's illegal punch). 192 cm / 6 ft 4 in: Weight: 117 kg / 258 lbs: Born: 07 April 1960 : How old is Buster Douglas in 2020? Tyson said the loss was a positive for him in the end, allowing him to learn how to “overcome adversity.” The two have barely crossed paths since the fight. “That was how dominant Tyson was. He awkwardly attempted to place it back into his mouth. Sign up for the
“I wasn’t a one-hit wonder, not after all I’d done to earn that shot at the title. The images of Tyson bucking from a big Douglas uppercut, then, vulnerable standing with his guard down for a finishing Douglas hook and finally, on all fours trying to put his mouthpiece back in backwards and beat the count is still stunning to see three decades later.
Students say he’s kind, tough, generous and “very genuine.” It’s all enhanced by what he accomplished in 1990. The Mirage Casino in Las Vegas, the only Las Vegas casino to make odds on the fight (all others declining to do so as they considered the fight such a foregone conclusion), had Douglas as a 42 to 1 underdog for the fight, making his victory, in commentator Reg Gutteridge's words, "the biggest upset in boxing history, bar none.". Buster Douglas is ‘feeling good’ 3 decades after upsetting Mike Tyson, Most CPS students won’t return to classrooms for start of 2nd quarter, sources say. 'I'm not going to Tyson's dressing room,' Trump reportedly said. That would never go ahead after Douglas broke his contract to fight Holyfield in a big-money payday, but King and Trump would still pocket $4.5m each for their troubles. Tyson and fight promoter Don King challenged Douglas’ victory, claiming Douglas had gone down first in the fight but been given more time than allowed to get up.
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(In reality, Sega took a pre-existing game, Final Blow, changed the name, and changed one of the character's names to Douglas'). Drink, drugs and depression would continue to afflict Tyson even following his eventual retirement in 2005. 30 years ago, in February of 1990, Douglas shocked the boxing world by toppling the seemingly invincible Undisputed Heavyweight champion, Mike Tyson. He said he gave up on his life and health for a period after the fight. 'He's a big time sore loser,' Douglas told Sportsmail about Tyson. The 59-year-old fighter will be celebrated at an anniversary gala Friday in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio, where he’ll raise money for programs that help others who face seemingly insurmountable challenges. ", 'I said, "I'll never do that. The next year he fought up and coming contender Jesse Ferguson, but was beaten by majority decision. “But when you looked at the scorecards later, a knockout was the only way I’d have won.”. It’s crazy that Coach, like, just beat him,” he said. The same thing could happen to me.'. Published: 11:14 BST, 11 February 2020 | Updated: 19:34 BST, 11 February 2020. Divock Origi scores a freak Liverpool goal in the derby against Everton - Is Jordan Pickford to blame? LaRosa stopped on cuts after the 3rd round. James "Buster" Douglas (born April 7, 1960) is an American former professional boxer who competed between 1981 and 1999. The entire world knew, and feared, Mike Tyson. The avuncular figure in the brown Stetson and the plaid shirt suddenly snarls like a fighting man of old when it is suggested he was a one-hit wonder. He followed that up with a unanimous decision victory over future heavyweight champion Oliver McCall, and earned a shot at the undisputed heavyweight championship held by Mike Tyson, who became the universally recognized champion after knocking out Spinks in one round in 1988.
Tyson's cornermen appeared to be unprepared for the suddenly dire situation. While still Champion, Douglas appeared on the February 23, 1990 episode of the World Wrestling Federation's "WWF The Main Event", as special guest referee for a rematch between Hulk Hogan and Randy "Macho Man" Savage. In contrast, Douglas had a plan.  He also played basketball at Sinclair Community College from 1979 to 1980 in Dayton, OH before attending Mercyhurst University on a basketball scholarship. Tyson didn't win back the WBC and WBA titles until 1996, following his prison sentence. During the late 1980s, Tyson employed future president Donald Trump as his financial adviser, Trump split with Tyson soon after the Douglas fight and is now the US president, Don King played a key role as promoter throughout Tyson's reign as heavyweight champion. CBZ lists this as exhibition. !, especially since Tyson lost to Douglas, which Sega took advantage in order to promote their early "Genesis does what Nintendon't" advertisements. He didn't say much - we didn't speak much at all in fact.'. COLUMBUS, Ohio — Thirty years after his startling victory against boxing titan Mike Tyson, James “Buster” Douglas is feeling healthy and basking in the glory he says he was denied at the time.
Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. Following the Douglas fight, Tyson's career would continue to plumb new depths culminating in a six-year prison sentence for rape in 1992. The boxing world was universally stunned. Buster Douglas is a Aries and was born in The Year of the Rat Life. Orthodox heavyweight known for his shocking, improbable knockout upset of the seemingly invincible Mike Tyson in 1990 to become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. Anthony Joshua must box clever to take down street fighting... 'The defeat in the first fight could destroy him': Mike... Saudi Arabia plays host to the mystery of a compelling,... 'It is not a case of Joshua 2.0, but he's reached another... You don't back up because the train runs right over you. Positive discrimination should always make us feel uneasy. A woefully 15 lb. The round, friendly face was familiar even though the passage of 28 years had made it feel as if he was just a mythical name rather than actual flesh and blood. Don't let him get set.'. Aries. The fire damaged multiple town houses and at least nine adults and three children were displaced, police said. Likewise, Douglas would never scale the heights again the boxing ring and endured some troubles outside of the sport during the intervening years. And that is what makes the name James ‘Buster’ Douglas so enduring.
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Being born on 7 April 1960, Buster Douglas is 60 years old as of today’s date 14th October 2020.