The Last Great Fight: Mike Tyson, Buster Douglas and the Day That Changed Boxing

by Joe Layden

February 11, 1990 was the day that changed boxing. In August of 1986, the barely 20-year old Mike Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in history. Four years later, he was still undefeated, a vicious puncher with stunning technical acumen and an almost animalistic taste for blood. He seemed worthy of comparisons with Muhammad Ali, Rocky Marciano and Sonny Liston. But on that fateful day in February, James “Buster” Douglas took Tyson down to become the heavyweight champion of the world. It was the greatest upset in the history of boxing. In The Last Great Fight: Mike Tyson, Buster Douglas and the Day That Changed Boxing, Joe Layden tells the whole story behind the fighters, their careers, their personal lives, and the fight that clashed them together.