Tyson Vs. Douglas: Relive The Greatest Upset In Boxing History [VIDEO]

David Hookstead Sports And Entertainment Editor
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On this day 26 years James Buster Douglas knocked out Mike Tyson in what is considered the greatest upset in boxing history.

Douglas and Tyson met in Japan on February 11, 1990 for a bout many thought would be another easy match Tyson would walk through. Douglas, who Vegas put odds of victory at 42-1, had other plans for the most feared fighter on the planet. (RELATED: UFC President Dana White Has Finally Revealed If Ronda Rousey Will Ever Fight Again [VIDEO])

Tyson, who entered the match with a perfect 37-0 record, struggled to get any traction on Douglas who had an impressive record of 29-4-1. (RELATED: Ronda Rousey Versus Holly Holm Rematch Might Be Closer Than Originally Expected [VIDEO])

In the 8th round Tyson almost landed his best shot of the fight but it wasn’t enough to knockout Douglas. In the tenth round Douglas returned the favor and knocked Tyson out as a shocked world watched.


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