Boxing WI: Mike Tyson beats Buster Douglas
As a sports fan, I was very interested in all the talk last week in reference to what many consider one of the greatest upsets in sports history. James "Buster" Douglas was given no chance against who was then "The Baddest Man On The Planet." Many Vegas books weren't even putting odds on the fight, Tyson was preparing for a big payday against Evander Holyfield, and 23 days prior to the fight Douglas' mom died. Yet, Douglas put on a boxing clinic that night and from that moment on, Tyson was truly never the same.
Now, I've always wondered where his career goes if in the 8th round of that fight, that "Iron Mike" dropped Douglas like he did and Buster doesn't get up. Tyson is still unbeaten, and later that fall would be stepping up against Holyfield. Where would Tyson's career have gone after that point? Does he manage to avoid going to prison for rape? Does he wipe the floor with Holyfield? How about down the road when he faces Lennox Lewis?