The first man to beat Mike Tyson, Buster Douglas, is open to the idea of a rematch with ‘Iron Mike’ following Tyson’s eight-round exhibition bout with Roy Jones Jr. this past weekend.
Douglas, who KO’d Tyson as a 42-1 underdog back in 1990, would welcome the opportunity to run things back with Tyson in a Legends bout, the 60-year-old boxing veteran revealed in a recent interview with USA Today Sports.
“Sure, I would welcome the opportunity. Being a prizefighter all those years and still feeling pretty good today, you always feel you got one more fight in you,” Douglas said.
“I’ve been asked about it in casual conversation They always ask, ‘Why didn’t you guys have a rematch?’ It was just never presented really, as far as a rematch. It was often mentioned. That’s about it.”
Douglas doesn’t appear to be in the best of shape but the former heavyweight champion is still training with amateurs in Columbus, Ohio and claims he would only need a six-to-eight week training camp to prepare for Tyson.
Tyson, who fought Roy Jones Jr. to a draw, looked in great shape for his age (54) but appears to be more interested in a trilogy bout with Evander Holyfield.
“Maybe Evander [Holyfield] needs to talk to me because every time my business associates talk to his business associates, it doesn’t turn out well. So I don’t know. If you could see what we made tonight, if these guys really care about the welfare of Evander they would have had this fight with Evander.”