James “Buster” Douglas is a central Ohio native and former professional boxer. He was the undisputed world heavyweight champion in 1990 after defeating Mike Tyson to win the Title.
His victory over Mike Tyson is regarded as one of the greatest upsets in sports history.
Buster was a 42-1 underdog going into the Tyson fight. Tyson was undefeated and considered to be the best boxer in history at that point in his career. Buster was the reigning champion until defeated by Evander Holyfield.
Unbeknownst to many, Buster was a high school and collegiate basketball star taking Lincoln McKinley High School to a State Championship in 1977. Buster continued his basketball career at Coffeyville Community College where he was inducted into the Coffeyville Men’s basketball Hall of Fame.
However, beyond all of these sports accolades Buster is most proud of giving back to his community as he now runs the Thompson Recreational Center boxing program for the City of Columbus.[/col] [/row] [gap height="40px"] [ux_products products="14" show="featured"] [title style="center" text="Buster Douglas Products"] [gap height="40px"] [ux_products type="row" col_spacing="normal" cat="146" orderby="sales"] [row v_align="middle"] [col span__sm="12" align="center"] [button text="View All Buster Douglas Products" color="alert" style="outline" link="https://cbdhc.novu.us/buster-douglas/"] [/col] [/row] [gap height="100px"]