Buster Douglas, a former professional boxer, had a remarkable career that spanned over 17 years from 1981 to 1999. Throughout his career, he participated in a total of 46 fights, winning 38, losing 6, drawing one, with one no-contest. Douglas knocked out 25 of his opponents and won three heavyweight world titles.
His professional boxing debut was against Dan O’Malley in May 1981 at the age of 21. He won the fight by TKO in the third round. After his debut victory, he won four consecutive fights, with 3 of them ending in stoppages.
In May 1987, after 28 professional fights, Douglas had his first world-title fight against Tony Tucker for the IBF heavyweight title. Unfortunately, he lost to Tucker by TKO in the 10th round.
Douglas had some major victories in his career, including wins over Oliver McCall, Trevor Berbick, Mike Tyson, Donnie Long, Mike Williams, Jerry Halstead, and Percell Davis.
One of his career highlights was his victory over Berbick in February 1989. Douglas won by unanimous decision after 10 rounds of boxing.
However, his most significant success came in February 1990 when he defeated Mike Tyson by knockout in the 10th round. This win marked a significant turning point in his career, as he became the undisputed heavyweight world champion, holding the WBA, WBC, and IBF heavyweight world-champion belts.
Despite his success, Douglas suffered six losses in his career, of which two were in title bouts and four in non-title bouts. His first loss was against David Bey in November 1981 via TKO in the second round. All his five career losses were via knockout, and he lost one via decision.
Douglas retired from professional boxing with a record of 38-6-1, which included 25 knockout wins and five losses via knockout.
It’s been over 24 years since Douglas’ last fight, a non-title bout against Andre Crowder on February 19, 1999. Douglas won the fight via TKO in the first round.
Buster Douglas’ remarkable performance in his career has made him a legend in boxing history. His success against Mike Tyson, the then-undefeated heavyweight world champion, remains one of the greatest upsets in boxing history. This achievement alone defines his legacy, and he will always be remembered as a legendary boxer.
Buster Douglas Fight Record
|46||Feb 19, 1999||38||Andre Crowder||Win||TKO1|
|45||Dec 12, 1998||38||Warren Williams||Win||KO1|
|44||Jun 25, 1998||38||Lou Savarese||Loss||KO1|
|43||Jul 13, 1997||37||Quinn Navarre||Win||TKO4|
|42||May 13, 1997||37||Louis Monaco||Win||DQ|
|41||Mar 30, 1997||36||Brian Scott||Win||KO6|
|40||Feb 12, 1997||36||Dicky Ryan||Win||UD|
|39||Jan 10, 1997||36||Rocky Pepeli||Win||UD|
|38||Jun 22, 1996||36||Tony LaRosa||Win||RTD3|
|37||Oct 25, 1990||30||Evander Holyfield||Loss||KO3|
|36||Feb 11, 1990||29||Mike Tyson||Win ⭐️||KO10|
|35||Jul 21, 1989||29||Oliver McCall||Win||UD|
|34||Feb 25, 1989||28||Trevor Berbick||Win||UD|
|33||Jun 27, 1988||28||Mike Williams||Win||TKO7|
|32||Apr 16, 1988||28||Jerry Halstead||Win||TKO9|
|31||Feb 24, 1988||27||Percell Davis||Win||RTD9|
|30||Nov 19, 1987||27||Donnie Long||Win||KO2|
|29||May 30, 1987||27||Tony Tucker||Loss||TKO10|
|28||Sep 6, 1986||26||Dee Collier||Win||UD|
|27||Apr 19, 1986||26||David Jaco||Win||UD|
|26||Jan 17, 1986||25||Greg Page||Win||UD|
|25||May 9, 1985||25||Jesse Ferguson||Loss||MD|
|24||Mar 27, 1985||24||Dion Simpson||Win||KO1|
|23||Nov 9, 1984||24||Randall Cobb||Win||MD|
|22||Jul 9, 1984||24||David Starkey||NC||NC|
|21||Dec 17, 1983||23||Mike White||Loss||TKO9|
|20||Sep 28, 1983||23||Eugene Cato||Win||TKO1|
|19||Jul 5, 1983||23||Dave Johnson||Win||MD|
|18||Apr 28, 1983||23||Henry Porter||Win||TKO2|
|17||Apr 16, 1983||23||Jesse Clark||Win||KO2|
|16||Mar 29, 1983||22||Leroy Diggs||Win||TKO7|
|15||Mar 9, 1983||22||Jesse Clark||Win||KO2|
|14||Nov 20, 1982||22||Tim Johnson||Win||KO1|
|13||Oct 16, 1982||22||Steffen Tangstad||Draw||UD|
|12||Apr 24, 1982||22||Mel Daniels||Win||TKO1|
|11||Apr 8, 1982||22||Rick Enis||Win||MD|
|10||Feb 15, 1982||21||Marvin Earle||Win||TKO2|
|9||Feb 13, 1982||21||Donny Townsend||Win||UD|
|8||Jan 23, 1982||21||Hubert Adams||Win||KO1|
|7||Dec 23, 1981||21||Don Johnson||Win||TKO3|
|6||Nov 6, 1981||21||David Bey||Loss||TKO2|
|5||Oct 23, 1981||21||Jesse Clark||Win||KO3|
|4||Oct 14, 1981||21||Abdul Muhaymin||Win||TKO5|
|3||Sep 27, 1981||21||Mike Rodgers||Win||TKO3|
|2||Jul 24, 1981||21||Mike Lear||Win||UD|
|1||May 31, 1981||21||Dan O'Malley||Win||TKO3|