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The Real Reason Mike Tyson Lost His First Ever Bout to Buster Douglas Emerges
- Mike Tyson versus Buster Douglas was a boxing match that occurred at the Tokyo Dome on February 11, 1990
- The then-undefeated, undisputed heavyweight champion Tyson lost by knockout to the underdog Douglas
- Thirty-two years after the shock, one of Tyson’s close friends has finally shared the real reason why Iron Mike lost that night
Singer Bobby Brown has disclosed that Mike Tyson lost his ever bout against Buster Douglas because of a two-day party with 24 women before the fight.
Going into the fight, Tyson was the undefeated and undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, holding the WBC, WBA, and IBF titles.
Most considered this fight to be a warm-up bout for Tyson before meeting up with then-undefeated number 1 heavyweight contender Evander Holyfield.
However, Douglas won with a 10th round knockout and 'Iron Mike' had to wait up to six years to regain the WBC heavyweight title in a fight against Frank Bruno.
Tyson's loss to Douglas came as a surprise, but his friend Bobby Brown has finally explained why the former boxer lost the heavyweight championship belt.
"We used to do crazy sh*t," Brown said in an interview for an A and E documentary, quoted by Givemesport.
"Me and Mike Tyson are friends to this day, but there was a time when we partied in Japan right before his fight with Buster Douglas," he said.
"We partied like really, really, really hard. There must have been two dozen girls in the room with me and Mike.
"We partied and I was trying to tell him to get some sleep.
"Eventually he got some sleep [in the ring]. Do not put that part in there please, he is going to kill me!"
Douglas earned $1.3 million from the fight while Tyson pocketed $6 million.
Retired Boxing Legend Mike Tyson Narrates How He Paid $8 Million to Fan for Breaking His Jaw
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Sports Brief earlier reported that retired boxer Mike Tyson has narrated how he once paid a staggering $8 million to a fan for breaking his jaw after a heated argument ensued over an autograph, SPORTbible reports.
The youngest heavyweight champion in the history of boxing, Iron Mike, lost his cool inside the ring on a number of occasions.
It was gathered that he also gets his temper flared up sometimes as this takes the better of his everyday life, even though he is a legend to a number of fans across the globe.