Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Twenty Years Ago, Buster Douglas Stopped the Juggernaut

On this date, twenty years ago, James "Buster" Douglas fought Mike Tyson. At the time Mike Tyson was an unstoppable force. He was 37-0 and had a frightening 33 knockouts. Buster Douglas was a 42-1 underdog. Tyson was heavyweight champion. I have been alive for two of the greatest upsets in sports history. The first being the United States Hockey Team's win over the Soviets in the 1980 Olympics. And the second was James "Buster" Douglas knocking out "Iron" Mike Tyson. It was the real life "Rocky." I had tears in my eyes. For once, I believed that the underdog could win and he did.

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