On February 10, 1990, the Tokyo Dome saw one of the biggest underdog success stories ever, when James ‘Buster’ Douglas defeated undisputed heavyweight champion, the formidable ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson.
Known as the “The Baddest Man on the Planet” or “Kid Dynamite”, Tyson struck fear into all of his opponents, winning his first 19 fights by knockout. He became the youngest ever boxer to claim the WBC, WBA and IBF titles.
Before the fight Tyson had an impressive record of 37 wins and zero losses, which compared to Buster’s 29-4-1, many assumed the winner was already in writing. However, after 10 brutal rounds, Buster knocked Tyson to the ground for the first time in his career, causing fans to roar in shock as a man no one expected could win, became the new Heavyweight Champion.