Buster Douglas – An Undisputed World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Who Kicked Off His Boxing Career on May 31, 1981, Winning The First Game Defeating Dan O’Malley

Who is Buster Douglas?

Buster Douglas is among the skilled and talented boxing players. He has established his name as a professional boxer being an undisputed world heavyweight boxing champion. Defeating many games, Buster has emerged out as the best player worldwide. He served in the boxing career from the year1981 to 1999.

Quick Info 
Full NameBuster Douglas
Birth NameJames Douglas
Birth DateApril 7, 1960
Birth PlaceColumbus, Ohio, United States
FatherWilliam Douglas
Height6 feet 3.5 inch
Weight117 kilograms
Religion Christian
WifeBertha Douglas
Net Worth$20 million


Buster Douglas was born to April 7, 1960, in Columbus, Ohio, United States, as James Douglas. He was born to his father William “Dynamite” Douglas, who was a professional boxing player. Also, William is the owner of a gym, located in the Blackburn Recreation Center.

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Besides, he holds an American nationality, and as per ethnicity, he belongs to Afro-American. He has the star sign of Aries. As of religion, he is Christian. With a height of 6 feet 3.5 inches (192 cm), and weigh about 117 kg (258 lbs), he has been able to maintain his body fit and healthy. Also, his black eye colour and black hair make his look even more attractive.

Education of Buster Douglas

For his education, Buster firstly attended Linden McKinley High School. During his school, he played football and basketball. Furthermore, in 1977, he drove his school team to a Class AAA basketball championship. After being certified from the school, he joined Coffeyville Community College. During his college days, he played basketball for the Red Ravens.

He left Coffeyville college after a year only and attended Sinclair Community College in 1979. Later, he gained a basketball scholarship and enrolled at Mercyhurst University. After certifying from the university, he returned back to Columbus to pursue his career in boxing. Just at the age of 20, he became famous as the “Desert Fox” within the community of boxing.

Professional Career

Buster Douglas started his boxing career on May 31, 1981, winning the first game defeating Dan O’Malley. Subsequently, he won the next five matches. Then, in the sixth game, in opposition to David Bey, on November 6, he lost by total knock out. However, he won the last match in 1981. In total, during his first year of the professional career, he won six matches among seven matches.

Emerging out as a good player, Buster eventually did not lose any game in the next year, i.e. 1982. He played his first game of 1982 on January 23 against Hubert Adams and won by total knock out having a record of 7-1. Also, in 1982, he played seven games, in which during his sixth match, he had a draw by a unanimous decision. He played his last game of the year on November 20, defeating Tim Johnson.

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Similarly, in 1983 also he played seven games, in which he lost his last match. He failed to Mike White on December 17 has a record of 18-2-1. Besides, as always, he won all the other six games. Buster only played two games in 1984. During the first match of 1984, he played in opposition to David Starkey, which result came as NC with a record of 18-2-1. He played his second match on November 9, defeating Randall Cobb.

Furthermore, in 1985, he played two games. He played his first match on March 27, defeating Dion Simpsons. His second match placed on May 9, 1985, which he lost to Jesse Ferguson making a record of 20-3-1 by majority decision. Buster became a fear to other players as he became an undefeated player. In 1986, he played three matches and won all three games by a unanimous decision.

More About His Career

In 1987, Buster lost his first match against Tony Tucker by a technical knock out. However, he won the second match on November 19 to Donnie Long. Then, he won all the matches which he played in 1988 and 1999. In total, he participated in two matches and three matches respectively, in 1988 and 1989. Likewise, among the two games played in 1990, he won the first match to Mike Tyson making the record of 30-4-1 on February 11 and lost the second match to Evander Holyfield on June 22.

Buster made six years gap entering the ring. He re-entered the ring in 1996. On June 22, he played against Tony LaRosa and won a matchmaking a record of 32-5-1. Then, in 1997, he played five games and won all the matches. He played his first game on January 10 and completed his fifth game on July 13.

In 1998, sadly, he lost his first game. He played the first game of 1998 on June 25 against Lou Savarese and lost with a record of 36-6-1. However, he won his second match to Warren Williams, played on December 12 by Knock Out with a record of 37-6-1. Finally, his last game was on February 19,1999, which he won to Andre Crowder making a record of 38-6-1 by a technical knock out.

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Personal Life of Buster Douglas

Talking about his personal life, he is a married man. Buster is married to Bertha Douglas. Moreover, the couple is blessed with two children. Besides, it seems Buster likes to keep his personal life on a low profile. He has not disclosed any information about his children’s name neither their birth date. Furthermore, the couple is living a happy family with their two children.

Net Worth

Buster Douglas has been able to earn massive popularity from his professional career. Moreover, along with making name and fame, he has been able to accumulate a handsome amount of money. His net worth is estimated to be about $20 million as of 2020.

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