Buster Douglas, who caused the biggest shock in heavyweight boxing when he defeated Mike Tyson 30 years ago, admits that he would “welcome” the opportunity to rematch his old rival at the age of six
- Buster Douglas’ name has become synonymous with massive athletic disorders
- He defied chances to beat Mike Tyson by exiting the famous fight in 1990
- After Douglas saw Tyson go up against Roy Jones Jr., he said he was keen on an exhibition
- He “still feels pretty good” and said, “You always think you still have one in you.”
Buster Douglas’ name has become synonymous with gigantic athletic problems since his notable knockout win over Mike Tyson 30 years ago.
And now, at the age of 60, he wants to step back into the ring with ‘Iron Mike’ after seeing the exhibition between his old enemy and Roy Jones Jr.
54-year-old Tyson is looking for his next opponent, who drew at RJJ in Los Angeles on Saturday night.
Buster Douglas defied 42-1 chances to upset Mike Tyson in incredible scenes 30 years ago
Douglas (pictured) is now 60 years old but still wants to fight a rematch against Tyson at an exhibition
Douglas could fit the bill for him, although at 60 it seems even more unsavory to some viewers.
The American told USA Today, “Sure, I would appreciate the opportunity. Having been a prize fighter through all these years and still feeling pretty good today, you always feel like you still have a fight inside you. “
Douglas was a 42-1 underdog against Tyson when he first shocked the world. Tyson was unbeaten 37-0 with 33 elimination games.
A large number of fans wanted to see a rematch between both fighters when they were in their prime, but it never materialized.
Mike Tyson (right) fought for a tie against Roy Jones Jr. in an exhibition on Saturday
Douglas said, “I’ve been asked about this in casual conversations. They always ask,” Why didn’t you have a rematch? “” It just wasn’t really presented in terms of a rematch. It was mentioned many times. That’s it already.
And he gave his verdict on the show on Saturday, adding, “It was pretty competitive.
“There were a few people who were past their prime but were doing their best. Entertaining.’
Tyson firmly believes that he will struggle regularly to stay in shape. He recently said, “I had 15 fights in a year. Let’s just try to work closer to it. It has to be competitive where it’s constant, nobody can get out of shape because everyone is fighting. It would be consistent.
Tyson has spoken about his desire to get back in the ring regularly despite his age of 54
“I want my personal opinion every two months (one fight). I would like to fight every two months. ‘
“It has now become my lifestyle. I’ll never be that guy, “Fat Mike” and all, “Cokehead Mike”. I won’t be that guy anymore. ‘
It remains to be seen whether Douglas has stayed in shape or needs a full camp to prepare in case a long-awaited rematch gets the green light.