Today in History: Evander Holyfield knocks out James “Buster” Douglas
On this day in 1990, Evander Holyfield knocked out James “Buster” Douglas in the third round to become the undisputed world heavyweight champion.
Holyfield is a former Undisputed World Champion in both the cruiserweight and heavyweight divisions, earning him the nickname “The Real Deal.”
After winning the bronze medal in the Light Heavyweight division at the 1984 Summer Olympics, he debuted as a professional at the age of 21.
Evander Holyfield holds other notable victories over fighters such as; George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Riddick Bowe, Ray Mercer, Mike Tyson, Michael Moorer, John Ruiz, Michael Dokes and Hasim Rahman.
Holyfield is the only 4-time World Heavyweight Champion, winning the WBA, WBC, and IBF titles in 1990, the WBA and IBF titles in 1993 and the WBA title in 1996 and 2000.