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    James "Buster" Douglas was a 42-1 underdog - that’s according to the sportsbooks that were taking action on the fight. Most of them weren't. We’re flying all the way to Japan for what, two or three rounds? The under-achieving Douglas is sure to wilt under Tyson’s pressure a lot sooner that he did against Tony Tucker three years earlier we thought to ourselves. We had reason to think that; fighting for a vacant title, in a fight that was dead even on the judges cards through nine rounds, Douglas quit on his feet after getting stung by Tucker along the ropes in round 10. That being said, Douglas was on a mission, having dedicated this fight to his recently deceased mother. He vowed to bring the heavyweight title home to Columbus, Ohio. When hearing of Douglas’ promise, Tyson responded, “everyone has a game plan until they get hit.” [Click Here To Read More]

  • #2
    Wow Valero just as you were talking about it...

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    • #3
      Should have been a KO victory for Mike. Douglas was clearly down for 10 seconds.


      check this bull**** out


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      • #4
        If it'd been in London instead of Tokyo, Mike would've faced Holyfield undefeated.

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        • #5
          His career died when Cus died. If not exactly when Cus died then way before the bums he had in his corner that night. Fact.

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          • #6
            You don't really know that. All Douglas knows is what the ref is telling him. Had the ref had the proper count, Douglas may still have gotten up at 9. Boxers "time" getting up all the time, but they can only time it based on what the referee is telling them.

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            • #7
              Just as a personal story: I was a student at Ohio State when Douglas fought Tyson. A couple of days before Douglas left Columbus for Toyko, he had a meet-and-greet at a local car dealer. So a bunch of us went to the event and there weren't many people there as I recall, which meant that we got a chance to talk to John Johnson and Douglas quite a bit. We left thinking that Douglas was a really nice guy, but that he was gonna get his head knocked off. Watching that fight in my college apartment with a bunch of stunned (and drunk) friends remains once of my sweetest college memories.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Glass-Joe View Post
                You don't really know that. All Douglas knows is what the ref is telling him. Had the ref had the proper count, Douglas may still have gotten up at 9. Boxers "time" getting up all the time, but they can only time it based on what the referee is telling them.
                Exactly.....

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by UTEP View Post
                  Should have been a KO victory for Mike. Douglas was clearly down for 10 seconds.


                  check this bull**** out


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                  It was the end of the round, Buster got back up and looked good. Tyson was in no condition to continue. Both were good calls!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by UTEP View Post
                    Should have been a KO victory for Mike. Douglas was clearly down for 10 seconds. check this bull**** out
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                    So IOW, you're still p.o.'d about this shiii 24 years later? You sound like one of those goofballs down here in GA still fighting the Civil War in their empty head. Douglas won the fight. Get over it.

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