Buster Douglas bio: net worth, age, height, weight, wife, kids, wiki.
Buster Douglas is an outstanding professional boxer from the United States. His boxing prowess earned him the title ‘Ultimate World Champion’ in 1990, when he fought legendary champion, Mike Tyson. However, due to developing health difficulties that nearly lost his life in the 1990s, he was forced to retire early.
Buster Douglas: Profile summary
|Original name||James Buster Douglas|
|Celebrated Name||Buster Douglas|
|Profession||American former professional boxer|
|Birthplace||Columbus, Ohio, United States|
|Age as in 2022||62 years old|
|Heights in Feet||6 feet and 3 inches|
|Height(s) cm||192 cm|
|Weight in Pound||257 pounds|
|Daughter and Son||Yes ( 3 childrens)|
|Net Worths||$20 million|
Buster Douglas: Biography & Early Life
James “Buster” Douglas is the son of William “Dynamite” Douglas and Lula Pearl. He was born on 7 April 1960, in Columbus, Ohio. He spent his childhood in Windsor Terrace, Columbus.
He went to Linden McKinley High School and was active in basketball and football. Following that, he played basketball for Coffeyville, Kansas’s Coffeyville Community College Red Ravens. He has also played for Sinclair Community College. Later, Douglas received a basketball scholarship to attend Mercyhurst University.
In 1987, Buster Douglas married Bertha M. Paige. They are the parents of three sons named Arthur, Kevin, and Cardae. He also has another son named Lamar with his girlfriend from high school.
He was given the title of “Desert Fox.” In 1977, he was the winner of the Class AAA state basketball championship. He once weighed around 400 pounds and also went into a coma. In 1995, he was portrayed by Duane Davis in the TV movie ‘Tyson.’
Buster Douglas: Personal Life- Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
He fell in love with his girlfriend, Bertha. The two lover birds settled in marriage in 1987. The couple is blessed with three children Cardae, Arthur, and Kevin. He has another son whom he got when he was in college with his first-time girlfriend. The son is Lamar.
The boxer has never weight 400 lbs. Besides, he had developed health complications that led to him going into a coma but later recovered. One of the triggers of coma was being diabetic. He then worked on his weight, and now he weighs about 390 lbs.
Buster Douglas: Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 7 April 1960, Buster Douglas is 60 years old as of today’s date 24th January 2021. His height is 1.92 m tall, and his weight is 117 kg.
Buster Douglas: Career
Buster Douglas turned professional in 1981 and went on to defeat Dan O’Malley in his debut match. In July that year, he defeated Mike Lear. He then secured victories over boxers Mike Rodgers, Abdul Muhaymin, and Jesse Clark.
After having five continuous wins, Douglas lost his first match against David Bey in November 1981. A month later, he went on to defeat Don Johnson. In October 1982, he boxed against Norway’s Steffen Tangstad. It resulted in the first draw of his career.
After having a continuous winning streak of thirteen matches, Douglas witnessed the second loss of his career against Mike White in 1983. He then had wins over Randall Cobb and Dion Simpson.
In February 1989, Buster Douglas defeated Canada’s Trevor Berbick. Before this, he defeated Greg Page, who was a former champion.
In 1990, he boxed against Mike Tyson in Tokyo Dome, Tokyo. The winner of the match will become the undisputed world champion and will also book a fight with the undefeated Evander Holyfield. Later, he made the biggest upset by defeating Tyson.
He lost the title to Evander Holyfield after eight months. In the 1990s, he almost died from a diabetic coma. He retired from professional boxing in 1999 with a career record of 38 wins and six losses.
Buster Douglas: Awards
- In 1990, he was named as the Undisputed World Champion, having won over the champion Mike Tyson
- He received honors from Ohio State University
- He featured in the Coffeyville Community College, Men’s Basketball Hall of Fame
Buster Douglas: Net Worth
His net worth is $16 million.