BUSTER DOUGLAS produced one of the biggest shocks in the history of sport in Tokyo 32 years ago.
The Ohio heavyweight took on the fearsome Mike Tyson and was expected to be blown away in the bout at Tokyo Dome.
Buster Douglas stunned the world when he beat Mike Tyson in 1990
Douglas knocked Tyson out in Tokyo in one of boxing’s biggest ever upsets
Douglas was given no chance of beating Iron Mike in the bout on February 11, 1990.
Tyson was unbeaten in 37 pro fights and had just won his last six world title defences by stunning knockouts.
But Douglas pulled off a stunning upset when he knocked Tyson out in the 10th round in front of a stunning crowd.
He ripped the WBA, WBC and IBF world titles from Tyson in a fight that will live forever in the memory.
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Douglas spoke to ESPN in 2018 ahead of a 30 for 30 documentary about his shock win.
He said: “It was great, especially going back over to Tokyo, we went back to the Tokyo Dome, walked around downtown Tokyo, it was really rewarding.
“I knew that going into the fight no one was giving me a chance, but I believed, my people believed. That was the motivation.
“I could care less about what people thought because if that was the case, I would have never turned pro.
“I knew I was here with no chance at all.”
Douglas added: “My training sessions were nice, calm and quiet.
“Just me and my trainers in the gym. We would come in the gym after Mike, and chairs could be turned over and everything as if somebody had a big to-do.
“And when my camp came in, it was just us. So it was motivation.”
Despite his famous win, Douglas only fought for the world titles once more in his career.
Buster Douglas won the WBA, WBC and IBF world titles against Tyson
But he fought for a world title just once more in his career
He was beaten by Evander Holyfield in the third round in Las Vegas in his very next bout.
Douglas fought nine more times in his pro career and won eight of those.
But he never got another shot at being world champion after his loss to Holyfield later in 1990.
He joked: “It p***es me off. It makes me want to come out of retirement.”