The first boxer to defeat Mike Tyson was James "Buster" Douglas. On February 11, 1990, Douglas shocked the boxing world by defeating Tyson in a fight that took place at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan. The bout was for the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world, with Tyson entering the fight as the overwhelming favorite and widely considered one of the most dominant boxers in history.
Douglas entered the fight as a massive underdog, with odds as high as 42-1 against him. However, he showed tremendous determination and skill throughout the match. In the eighth round, Douglas landed a powerful uppercut that knocked Tyson down for the first time in his professional career. Tyson managed to get up, but Douglas continued to dominate the fight.
In the tenth round, Douglas unleashed a series of devastating punches, culminating in a powerful right uppercut that sent Tyson crashing to the canvas. Tyson struggled to get up but failed to beat the referee's count, resulting in a stunning knockout victory for Douglas.
Unfortunately, Douglas was unable to maintain his success in subsequent matches and lost his heavyweight titles in his first defense against Evander Holyfield in October 1990. Nevertheless, his triumph over Tyson remains one of the most memorable moments in boxing history and solidified his place in the sport's annals as the first boxer to defeat the legendary Mike Tyson.
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