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Description : Here we have an original super rare onsite poster from the biggest upset in boxing history that took place at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan on February 11, 1990, in which then undefeated, undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson lost via knockout to the 42/1 underdog Buster Douglas in what is widely considered one of the biggest upsets in sports history, never mind boxing history by far! Who on earth would have believed that Iron Mike Tyson was going to be defeated by a 42/1 underdog in Douglas who justified these odds by his hot & cold approach to the sport.....

This fight had everything by way of drama, during & after... In the time leading up to the fight, Douglas faced a number of setbacks, including the death of his mother, Lula Pearl, 23 days before the fight. Additionally, the mother of his son was facing a severe kidney ailment, and he had contracted the flu on the day before the fight. Buster came into the ring looking trim & focused for the 1st time in his life & Tyson looked totally disinterested as if he'd just came from a late night party. What followed left us all with our jaws sagging wide open as Buster Douglas proceeded to dominate the action from the 1st bell smashing punch after punch into Tyson's head. It was all Douglas! Who was dismantling Tyson before our very eyes! Then in the 8th round as Douglas moved in for the kill, Tyson unloaded an uppercut from hell & down went Buster, he got up at the count of 9 & was saved by the bell......But in round 9 it was business as usual for Douglas as he pounded Tyson all over the ring & in the 10th he dropped the axe onto the "Baddest Man on the Planet"..... As Tyson walked forward, Douglas measured him with a few jabs before landing a devastating uppercut that snapped Tyson's head upward, stopping Tyson in his tracks. As Tyson began to reel back from the uppercut, Douglas immediately followed with four punches to the head, knocking Tyson down for the first time in his career. In a famous scene, Tyson fumbled for his mouthpiece on the canvas before sticking one end in his mouth with the other end hanging out. The champion attempted to make it back to his feet to continue fighting but referee Octavio Meyran counted him out. Buster Douglas thus became the new undisputed heavyweight champion of the world in one of the biggest upsets in boxing history.....

This poster we call Type C, and is one of 3 variants produced for this fight, with Type C being notable by it's 70's retro influenced art style.

Postage: £10.00 UK Special Delivery... £20.00 International

Condition : Excellent/minor edge wear/framed 4 display purposes only!
Size : 28.5in x 20.25in
Price : £300.00
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