Do you remember where you were at when you heard that Mike Tyson was beaten in the ring? At 33-0, you expected that a fight with a little known boxer, James "Buster" Douglas would last about 35 seconds. When the news came out that Tyson was beaten, the boxing word was set on it's ear. I had followed Tyson since the Olympics. He was a beast.
It was the beginning of the end for Iron Mike.
I had never heard of "Buster" Douglas. My wife had. I was the sports nut, but she knew the new heavy weight champion personally. She went to high school with him. I was impressed, she wasn't. "He was a punk back then." she explained. My dad thought differently of him. He thought that Buster was a nice guy. Dad built a privacy fence for his house in Columbus.