The High Life of Buster Douglas

by Mark Benson on November 30, 2011

Boxer becomes diabeticAs the son of a former boxer, James “Buster” Douglas first stepped into the ring in May 31, 1981. After a string of wins, he had his first loss coming into the fight heavier than his normal fighting weight. He again won six more until a controversial loss seemingly ground his fight career to a halt.

He then continued to fight in journeyman bouts, undercards to bigger bouts and better boxers. He then continued to fight, earning bouts with notable fighters in the heavyweight division such as Greg Page, Tony Tucker and Oliver McCall. The last fight earned him a shot at his biggest fight to date, a date with the then undisputed world heavyweight champion Iron Mike Tyson. [click to continue…]