Who is Buster Douglas? Biography, Career, Net Worth
Buster Douglas whose real name is James Buster is a 62-year-old, retired American professional boxer. As of 2022, Buster Douglas’ estimated net worth is $15 million. He was active from the years 1981 to 1999.
At once in his career, he was an undefeated world heavyweight champion.
Douglas is best known for his faceoff with ‘Mike Tyson in 1990. He then faced public wrath and hate when he defeated the undefeated and best boxer World Champion undefeated ‘Mike Tyson’. The match happened on Feb 11, 1990, in Tokyo, Japan.
Buster Douglas was crowned as World Heavyweight Champion for 8 months, after that he got retired when he was defeated by Evander Holyfield.
In his personal life, Douglas is married to his wife Buster Douglas and has three sons with her. He also has a son out of wedlock.
Talking about his estate, as of this writing, Buster Douglas has a net worth of $15 million.
Now let us go further and know about Buster Douglas’s life events in detail.
|Real Name||James “Buster” Douglas|
|Famous Name||Buster Douglas|
|Birth Place||Columbus, Ohio, United States|
|Birthday||7 April 1960|
|Age/How old?||62 years old|
|Occupation||Former Professional Boxer|
|Info Updated||November 2022|
How much is Buster Douglas’ net worth?
As of November 2022, Buster Douglas has a net worth of $15 million.
|Net Worth in 2022||$15 Million|
|Monthly Income And Salary||$166K +|
|Yearly Income And Salary||$2 Million +|
How did Buster Douglas earn Millions?
Let us know about the career details of Buster Douglas.
Buster Douglas started professional boxing in May 1981. He defeated ‘Dan O’Malley in a 4 round bout.
Initially in his career, Douglas won the first five fights and later lost the sixth one to ‘David Bey’.
Later he again won the 6 fights and a draw match with Steffen Tangstad.
By the late 1980s, Buster Douglas won against many like Tony Tucker, Randall Cobb, and Trevor Barbic.
However, Once Douglas lost to Tony Tucker, which lead to his conflict with his father. Their family got broken because of his disagreements regarding his game with his father.
He was picked by another team and won the next four consecutive bouts. He beat Trevor Berbick in 1989 and also won against Oliver McCall.
Winning the Heavyweight Champion Title:
On Feb 11, 1990, Buster Douglas and Mike Tyson’s fight was scheduled in Tokyo at Tokyo Dame.
The Fight took everyone stunned, as no challenger has taken Tyson down since 1987.
Douglas took Tyson Down and it was unbelievably upsetting for Tyson’s Fandom.
Douglas dominated from the start to the end, everyone was considering the fight to be another win for Tyson, but Douglas came out as an underdog.
Buster Douglas was now named the Undefeated World Heavyweight Champion.
Retirement and lost fight against Evander Holyfield:
Douglas refused another bout against Tyson, as he faced public heat after winning against Tyson.
Douglas’ first defense of his title was against Evander Holyfield.
Their bout was in Oct 1990, Douglas was weak and lost his title to Holyfield, and got retired from boxing.
Return to Boxing
After losing to Holyfield, Buster remained away from the Public eye and never gave many public appearances. During that time, he gained so much and had a near-death experience from a diabetic coma.
He then thought of a comeback and returned to boxing in the late 1990s, in 1998, Buster was knocked down in the very first round by heavyweight contender Lou Savarese, which lead to Buster Douglas’s final retirement.
Buster Douglas was born on April 7, 1960, in Columbus, Ohio, The United States.
According to his date of birth, Douglas is 62 years old and his sun sign is Aries.
Who are Buster Douglas’ parents?
Buster is the son of professional boxers, “William ‘Dynamite’ Douglas” and Lula Pearl. Buster was introduced to boxing by his father only.
During his teen year, Buster was inclined toward basketball.
He attended ‘Linden McKinley High School’ where he played basketball and made his school win the “Class AAA state basketball championship” in 1977.
Following that, he played basketball for Coffeyville, Kansas’s Coffeyville Community College Red Ravens.
After that, Douglas attended ‘Sinclair Community College’ in Dayton Ohio. He was on his college team as well.
He got himself enrolled at ‘Mercyhurst University on a basketball scholarship but soon dropped out to go ahead in boxing.
Buster Douglas‘ Height, Weight, and Physical Stats
Do you want to know the physical appearance, height, and weight of Buster Douglas? Have a look below:
|Height||6 ft 3 in or 193 cm|
|Shoe/Feet Size||10 (US)|
Buster Douglas’s Personal Life and Spouse:
James Douglas alias Buster Douglas has married once in his lifetime.
His spouse is Bertha M. Paige. The duo met in the late 1980s and they soon fall in love with each other. They tied the wedding knot in 1987.
From their marriage, they have three sons, namely, Arthur, Kevin, and Cardae.
The marriage is going strong for 37 years and there is never any controversy or bad rumor.
Buster Douglas’ Kids
Buster Douglas is the father to 4 children, four sons. Besides his three sons from his marriage to Bertha M. Paige, Buster also has a son named ‘Lamar’ from his unknown high school girlfriend.
Names of children are:
- Arthur Buster
- Kevin Buster
- Cardae Buster
- Lamar Buster
Their birthdays and professions are not known, and there is not much information available on the net.
Buster Douglas is a great boxer and he has word wide fan following. He made a name in the boxing world. He has many followers, who want to be just like him. Buster Douglas has got a fair share of stardom and love in his career.
James “Buster” Douglas is a retired American boxer and former globe heavyweight professional boxing champion.
Born on 7 April 1960, Buster Douglas is 57 years old as of 2022.
As of 2022, Buster Douglas‘ net worth is roughly calculated at $15 million.
Buster Douglas has a height of 6 ft 3 inches or 193 cm tall
The former heavyweight champion now lives with his family in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.