Tyson vs. Douglas (1990)

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    Tue Dec 09 2008

    I remember watching this fight.  I don't remember too much because I was a little young but I do remember one of my best friend's telling me the day after that the ref counted Mike out too fast.  Anyway, we were big fans of Mike Tyson's Punchout for Nintendo, so you could understand the feeling on this one.

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    Mon Sep 22 2008

    For one night in Tokyo, Japan;  Buster Douglas stood alone as the greatest fighter ever to live.  I have seen a lot of fights and I honestly believe Douglas would have beaten any fighter in history that night.  He controlled the fight from the very beginning against a man that many viewed as the greatest ever.  There have been many excuses as to why Tyson was beaten, but my take is Douglas just kicked his butt.  Unfortunately the Buster Douglas that fought that night never fought again, but for one night, the stars were aligned perfectly for him and in my opinion he fought the greatest heavyweight fight ever!

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    Thu Jun 12 2008

    I don't think it was all that great of a fight, although there's no doubt of the shocking nature (at the time) of what happened. Seeing Tyson getting whipped like a bad dog when he was supposedly at the peak of his ability ranks as one of the more unexpected results in sports.Douglas was having the best night of his career, and it would have taken a smarter, tougher and far guttier boxer than Tyson ever was, to beat him that day.

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    Thu Jul 12 2007

    I defer to the boxing fans on this site- but I can't help but reviewing this listing. . .this is one fight where the fight has a greater historical significance than the fighters. . .Tyson has been proven an overrated bully and Douglas ate away any chance at greatness and seemed to melt after this upset. . .but this fight was as big a shock as any in recent boxing memory. . .

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    Thu Jul 12 2007

    Sad that this has lost its place as one of the great fights. Though Tyson never recovered from this and Douglas basically quit after 12 cheeseburgers a day and a loss to Holyfield, this was a good fight. Douglas was the first fighter who was not afraid of Tyson, the first to actually box and force Tyson to fight his fight. As irishgit said, it was a shocker at the time.

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    Thu Jul 12 2007

    Much like 9/11, I think everyone who saw this fight remembers where he was when watching it because we were all SHOCKED that Tyson was both getting hit and taking a beating. Iron Mike was considered invincible at this time and the idea of a nothing like Douglas whacking him around the way he did was simply not to be even imagined. Ultimately, it was one of Tyson's poorest showings taking place at exactly the same moment when Buster Douglas put together his most inspired effort. What a thrill this one was to watch! Disbelief was what largely characterized the sentiments of the viewers who took this one in at the time it happened.

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    Sun Mar 25 2007

    This wasn't a great boxing match. If anything, it was a heart-warming story for the journeyman fighter, Buster Douglas, who, prior to the fight, had dedicated the fight to his recently-deceased mother. But the fight was anything but special. Upset? Yes, and a monumental one at that. But this fight was less the accomplishment of Douglas as it was more of Mike Tyson finally imploding. The boxing lesson learned here (if anything) is that no one should ever underestimate another fighter, especially one who is hungry and determined.

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    Fri Dec 23 2005

    The greatest upset in the history of boxing and the end to the brutal reign of the terrible tyrant, Mike Tyson. They should have awarded Buster Douglas with the Nobel Peace Prize for exposing this bully for the fake that he was. Tyson was possibly the hardest hitter in the game, but he fought at a time when the division was filled with over-fed, under-trained, gutless fighters. Generation X grows up and is exposed for it's lack of drive. Douglas gave Tyson the trashing that serves as the come uppence that eventually overtakes all bullys when they run into someone unwilling to back down. Holyfield was eating Mike's lunch before the thug decided he'd try a bit of Evander's ear. I guess the left one was so good, he had to try the right. Thank you Buster. You did the whole world a huge favor. Now I don't have to listen to any more of that preposterous poop about Tyson beating Ali. Eating maybe. Beating, never!

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    Tue May 24 2005

    The upset heard round the world.I think Douglas was feeding off emotion due to the loss of his mother.Any other night he would have probobly lost.I give James Douglas credit though,he took down the supposedly imovable object.When Tyson landed the uppercut that floored Douglas I thought it was over.

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    Fri Feb 18 2005

    one of the worst boxing matches i've ever had the displeasure of viewing. when i was a kid i loved Boxing: Larry Holmes and then Michael Spinx, Sugar Ray Leonard and Thomas The Hit Man Hearns. loved it. but no one mattered to me as much as Iron Mike. this, of course, was before Robin Givens and Rap Convicts and his current breakdown, but back when he was 21 and hungry. this fight was a joke. I couldn't believe he lost to that out of shape piece of boxing blubber called Buster Douglas.

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    Tue Aug 24 2004

    From Buster Douglas' perspective, if this fight were a painting, it would be the Mona Lisa. A masterpiece!

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    Mon May 17 2004

    When motivated, Douglas was a very good heavyweight. And in this fight, no heavyweight would have had an easy time with him.He's probably evaluated by performances, such as in his next fight when he lost the title to Evander Holyfield,after entering the ring as if he hadn't spent a day in the gym.