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Author Johnson, John, 1944-

Title Tyson-Douglas : the inside story of the upset of the century / John Johnson and Bill Long
Edition First edition
Published Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 213 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents Down goes Tyson -- Loyalty -- The coach -- The meeting -- Tyson -- Cus -- Snowell -- Tokyo -- Pre-fight -- Ringside -- Round one -- Round two -- Round three -- Round four -- Round five -- Round six -- Round seven -- Round eight -- Round nine -- Round ten -- Controversy -- The afterglow -- Larry King -- Letterman -- A hometown celebration -- Don King returns -- Larry merchant -- What next? -- Betrayal? -- Seventeen years later
Summary No one gave James "Buster" Douglas much of a chance when he faced "Iron" Mike Tyson on February 11, 1990, in the Tokyo Dome. Tyson was Godzilla, and Buster wasn't expected to be anything more than a moth for Tyson to swat away, much less Mothra. Douglas had four losses already and 42-1 odds against him in this bout. One reporter, going through Japanese customs, announced he was in town for business. When asked how long he would be working, he laughed and responded "Oh, about a minute."The match lasted longer than that, though. When it was over, it was the greatest upset in boxing history. Buster Douglas was the new heavyweight champion of a shocked, surprised, and stunned world
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Douglas, Buster, 1960-
Tyson, Mike, 1966-
Boxers (Sports) -- United States -- Biography.
Boxing matches -- Japan -- Tokyo.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
Author Long, Bill, 1947-
ISBN 1597974803 (electronic bk.)
9781597974806 (electronic bk.)