Twenty Five Years Later, Buster Douglas Still Hometown Hero
It's been 25 years since James "Buster" Douglas shocked the sporting world with what's often called the biggest upset in boxing history. On February 11, 1990, Douglas, who grew up in Columbus' Linden neighborhood, knocked out Mike Tyson to become the world heavyweight champion. Tim May covered the fight in Tokyo for the Columbus Dispatch. Click the play button above to hear more about Douglas' upbringing, and the days just before the Tyson fight, including Tyson's team scoffing at the possibility of a Douglas victory.