No one gave James “Buster” Douglas much of a chance when he faced “Iron” Mike Tyson on February 11, 1990, in the Tokyo Dome. Tyson was Godzilla, and Buster wasn’t expected to be anything more than a moth for Tyson to swat away. Douglas had four losses already and 42-1 odds against him in this bout. One reporter, going through Japanese customs, announced he was in town for business. When asked how long he would be working, he laughed and responded “Oh, about a minute.”
The match lasted longer than that, though. When it was over, it was the greatest upset in boxing history. Buster Douglas was the new heavyweight champion of a shocked, surprised, and stunned world.
He was the biggest of underdogs, dealing with the recent death of his mother, but dethroned the invincible Tyson.
Mike Tyson’s loss to Buster Douglas truly rocked the world and threw heavyweight boxing into a tumult that still resonates today.
Here is an iconic 16×12 inch photo of the moment that shook the boxing world, personally signed by Buster Douglas at a signing session carried out by Allstarsignings.
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Certificate of Authenticity
CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY
All of our items come accompanied by our Certificate of Authenticity to provide you with added peace of mind. The Allstarsignings certificate will state the date of the signing and as well as incorporating photo proof of the signing and the company address.