Tokyo Buster Douglas vs Evander Holyfield

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  1. Boxing2019

    Boxing2019 If you can dream it, you can do it Full Member

    Jul 22, 2019
    Do you believe in the power of motivation in sports?

    Well, Douglas was breaking with his wife around the time he faced Tyson and like Bob Beamon who at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics the day after being left by his wife stunned everyone by jumping 8.90 meters (long jump discipline ) Douglas had a great motivation to win the fight. Beating him would have been hard even for Holy imo.
  2. The Real Lance

    The Real Lance Well-Known Member Full Member

    Oct 29, 2012
    Didn't Douglas' mother die like a month before?
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  3. Boxing2019

    Boxing2019 If you can dream it, you can do it Full Member

    Jul 22, 2019
    Youre right. Double strong motivation for him that night.

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  4. latineg

    latineg user of dude wipes Full Member

    Jun 4, 2009
    yes maybe,

    i always felt it was a pour effort by Douglas that made it so fast for Holy in there,
  5. TFP

    TFP Member Full Member

    Feb 20, 2012
    Tokyo Douglas would be a very decent match for anyone, a big, strong, guy with a good jab, though let's not forget that he came within a hair's breath of losing to an at least 50% shot, and unfit, Tyson, so it'd be wrong to portray him as ATG material or whatever.

    overall I'd make Holy a narrow favourite.
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  6. LoadedGlove

    LoadedGlove Well-Known Member Full Member

    Dec 6, 2019
    This is the fight we all hoped for. Douglas, big, quick, punching hard and with exquisite timing would drag every inch of the mongrel out of Holyfield.
    Evander wins but it would have been a Heavyweight war for the ages, up there with Holyfield's wars with Bowe, just sub Manilla.
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  7. Devon

    Devon Well-Known Member Full Member

    Dec 31, 2018
    Any version of Douglas struggles with people who will box him or move and outspeed him I would say Holyfield beats any version
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  8. Mike_b

    Mike_b Member Full Member

    Jul 9, 2020
    Douglas belongs on the top ten list of heavyweight s of the 90s for that win alone.

    He was by himself, without his mother, in total focus and superb dedication ready for his big moment. If anything he was doing it for his mom.

    Tyson was busy banging chicks and full of nonsense, no more head movement, one punch at a time, headhunting etc.

    Basically buster ate his way into the Holyfield fight, looking for a cash out. He didn't take it serious but he took the money lol.

    Later on in his life he went into a diabetic coma! That he eventually came out of, weighing above 330 or 370 or something.

    Btw, in Tyson's corner they didn't even have an enswell. They used a rubber glove inflated with water for crying out loud, not taking buster as seriously. And I think Douglas got the weight back down due to boxing again.
  9. Ted Stickles

    Ted Stickles Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jun 24, 2007
    The same thing would have happened Evander would have won, it just might have lasted a little longer. Evander was a superior fighter and you would have to really earn a win against him.
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  10. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

    Mar 3, 2019
    You ever see Douglas vs Page?
  11. Babality

    Babality KTFO!!!!!!! Full Member

    Dec 6, 2008
    He's never beating Evander.
  12. Devon

    Devon Well-Known Member Full Member

    Dec 31, 2018
    It was a battle of the jabs, Page wasn't moving, Douglas struggled with light fighters who had good feet/movement
  13. guncho

    guncho next champion! Full Member

    Oct 15, 2007
    Douglas underestimated Holyfield had wong game plan and believed he could ko Holy as he had just kod Unbetable Tyson.

    And who can blame him.

    I believe if Douglas was callenger and fighting long term champ Holyfield from 1992 he would aproach it diferently and who knows maybe win it.

    Lets remember that old Holmes did quite well aginst Holyfield and I believe Douglas on his Best night with good game plan could couse an upset.
  14. Jackman65

    Jackman65 No longer booted! Full Member

    Aug 31, 2019
    Douglas really disappointed and shocked me when he showed up after the Tyson beat down with man boobs and embarrassingly out of shape. He looked better than ever against Tyson and celebrated too much afterwards not unlike Fat Andy. Sad.
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  15. The Akbar One

    The Akbar One Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Dec 1, 2007
    Tokyo Douglas beats Evan Fields