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Buster Douglas Record

Total Fights46
Title Wins3
Title Defenses0
Title-Fight KOs1
KO Wins25
KO Losses5
Buster Douglas Record & Stats
Buster Douglas' Record
Buster Douglas' boxing record and career infographic

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      What is Buster Douglas' boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 17 years and eight months, Buster Douglas fought 46 times with 38 wins, 6 losses, and 1 draw.

      Douglas retired from professional boxing with a record of 38-6-1, which included three heavyweight world-title wins. He had a 55.6% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 25 of his total 46 fights being knockout wins, one of which was in a title fight. Douglas suffered five knockout losses in his career, two of which were in title fights.

      His last fight was a 1st round TKO victory over Andre Crowder on February 19, 1999.

      Some of Douglas' best fights and notable victories include wins over Hall-of-Famer Mike Tyson, Greg Page, Oliver McCall, Mike Williams, Tony LaRosa, David Jaco, and Quinn Navarre.

      46Feb 19, 199938Andre CrowderWinTKO1
      45Dec 12, 199838Warren WilliamsWinKO1
      44Jun 25, 199838Lou SavareseLossKO1
      43Jul 13, 199737Quinn NavarreWinTKO4
      42May 13, 199737Louis MonacoWinDQ
      41Mar 30, 199736Brian ScottWinKO6
      40Feb 12, 199736Dicky RyanWinUD
      39Jan 10, 199736Rocky PepeliWinUD
      38Jun 22, 199636Tony LaRosaWinRTD3
      37Oct 25, 199030Evander HolyfieldLoss *KO3
      36Feb 11, 199029Mike TysonWin *KO10
      35Jul 21, 198929Oliver McCallWinUD
      34Feb 25, 198928Trevor BerbickWinUD
      33Jun 27, 198828Mike WilliamsWinTKO7
      32Apr 16, 198828Jerry HalsteadWinTKO9
      31Feb 24, 198827Percell DavisWinRTD9
      30Nov 19, 198727Donnie LongWinKO2
      29May 30, 198727Tony TuckerLoss *TKO10
      28Sep 6, 198626Dee CollierWinUD
      27Apr 19, 198626David JacoWinUD
      26Jan 17, 198625Greg PageWinUD
      25May 9, 198525Jesse FergusonLossMD
      24Mar 27, 198524Dion SimpsonWinKO1
      23Nov 9, 198424Randall CobbWinMD
      22Jul 9, 198424David StarkeyNCNC
      21Dec 17, 198323Mike WhiteLossTKO9
      20Sep 28, 198323Eugene CatoWinTKO1
      19Jul 5, 198323Dave JohnsonWinMD
      18Apr 28, 198323Henry PorterWinTKO2
      17Apr 16, 198323Jesse ClarkWinKO2
      16Mar 29, 198322Leroy DiggsWinTKO7
      15Mar 9, 198322Jesse ClarkWinKO2
      14Nov 20, 198222Tim JohnsonWinKO1
      13Oct 16, 198222Steffen TangstadDrawUD
      12Apr 24, 198222Mel DanielsWinTKO1
      11Apr 8, 198222Rick EnisWinMD
      10Feb 15, 198221Marvin EarleWinTKO2
      9Feb 13, 198221Donny TownsendWinUD
      8Jan 23, 198221Hubert AdamsWinKO1
      7Dec 23, 198121Don JohnsonWinTKO3
      6Nov 6, 198121David BeyLossTKO2
      5Oct 23, 198121Jesse ClarkWinKO3
      4Oct 14, 198121Abdul MuhayminWinTKO5
      3Sep 27, 198121Mike RodgersWinTKO3
      2Jul 24, 198121Mike LearWinUD
      1May 31, 198121Dan O'MalleyWinTKO3

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      James Douglas (Buster) is a 64-year old retired American professional boxer. He was born in Columbus, Ohio, U.S. on April 7, 1960. He is a former heavyweight world champion. His professional boxing career spanned more than 17 years — from 1981 to 1999.

      Douglas made his professional boxing debut against Dan O'Malley at the age of 21 on May 31, 1981, defeating O'Malley via 3rd round TKO. He went on to win 4 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 3 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 27 on May 30, 1987 after 28 professional fights, against Tony Tucker for the IBF (vacant) title. He lost to Tucker via 10th round TKO.

      Buster Douglas was a one-time undisputed heavyweight world champion, and has won three world titles at heavyweight. For all the details about Douglas' world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Douglas had a total of six losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Andre Crowder on February 19, 1999. Douglas won the fight via 1st round TKO. It's been 25 years, 5 months, and 6 days since this fight.


      Douglas had a total of three world-title fights, which includes winning three world titles and zero successful title defenses. He won one of these fights and lost two.

      Title Wins

      Buster Douglas fought for heavyweight world titles in two fights and won once, which came via way of stoppage. In total, he won three heavyweight belts.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Feb 11, 1990+Mike TysonHeavyweightWBA, WBC, IBFKO
      + Became undisputed world champion

      Title Losses

      Buster Douglas lost one world-title defense fight, and lost three titles in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Oct 25, 1990Evander HolyfieldHeavyweightWBA, WBC, IBFKO


      Douglas fought a total of 46 times during his professional career, which includes 3 world-title fights at the heavyweight division. These four fights are the highlight of his career.

      • January 17, 1986: Buster Douglas puts on the first remarkable performance of his career, defeating Greg Page via 10th round unanimous decision.

      • May 30, 1987: In his first world-title fight, Buster Douglas loses to Tony Tucker via 10th round TKO. He was fighting for the IBF (vacant) heavyweight title.

      • February 25, 1989: Buster Douglas beats Trevor Berbick via 10th round unanimous decision.

      • February 11, 1990: Douglas becomes the undisputed heavyweight world champion by defeating Mike Tyson via 10th round KO. He now holds the WBA, WBC, and IBF heavyweight world-champion belts.


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