Buster Douglas Open To Another Showdown With Mike Tyson
Buster Douglas is willing to share the ring with Mike Tyson a second time.
Back on February 11, 1990, Douglas stunned the boxing world with his 10th-round knockout victory over Tyson in Tokyo, Japan. Douglas handed Tyson his first pro boxing loss and captured the WBA, WBC, and IBF Heavyweight Titles. It is considered to be one of the biggest upsets in boxing history.
During an interview with USA TODAY, Douglas revealed that he’s open to the idea of going one-on-one with Tyson again.
“Sure, I would welcome the opportunity. Being a prizefighter all those years and still feeling pretty good today, you always feel you got one more fight in you.’’
Over the years, Douglas has been asked why a rematch never happened when Tyson was in his prime. Douglas gave his side of the story.
“I’ve been asked about it in casual conversation. They always ask, ‘Why didn’t you guys have a rematch?’ It was just never presented really, as far as a rematch. It was often mentioned. That’s about it.’’
Douglas went on to talk about the exhibition match between Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. The two went all eight rounds on November 28 and no winner was declared. Douglas liked what he saw.
“It was pretty competitive. A couple of guys that were past their prime but put a good effort in there. Entertaining.’’