Who Is Buster Douglas? Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, Net Worth, Ethnicity, Career

Buster Douglas

Buster Douglas is a retired American professional boxer who began his career in 1981. He fought professionally until 1999. In 1990, he defeated Mike Tyson for the undisputed heavyweight championship. He held the title for over eight months. Douglas has also appeared in films and is the son of professional boxer William “Dynamite” Douglas.

Quick Facts

Celebrated Name: Buster Douglas
Real Name/Full Name: James “Buster” Douglas
Gender: Male
Age: 62 years old
Birth Date: 7 April 1960
Birth Place: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.92 m
Weight: 117 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Bertha Douglas
Children: Yes ( 3 children’s)
Profession: American former professional boxer
Net Worth in 2022: $20 million

Buster Douglas Biography

William “Dynamite” Douglas and Lula Pearl have a son named James “Buster” Douglas. He was born in Columbus, Ohio on April 7, 1960. He grew up in Columbus’ Windsor Terrace neighborhood.

He attended Linden McKinley High School and played basketball and football. Following that, he played basketball for the Coffeyville Community College Red Ravens in Coffeyville, Kansas. He also attended Sinclair Community College. Douglas later received a basketball scholarship to Mercyhurst University.

Buster Douglas married Bertha M. Paige in 1987. They have three sons whose names are Arthur, Kevin, and Cardae. He also has a son named Lamar with his high school girlfriend.

He was given the moniker “Desert Fox.” In 1977, he won the Class AAA state basketball championship. He once weighed around 400 pounds and had a coma. Duane Davis portrayed him in the television film ‘Tyson’ in 1995.

Buster Douglas Age, Height, Weight

Buster Douglas was born on April 7, 1960, and is 62 years old as of 2022. His height is 1.92 m, and he weighs 117 kg.

Buster Douglas
Buster Douglas


Buster Douglas began his professional wrestling career in 1981, defeating Dan O’Malley in his first match. He defeated Mike Lear in July of that year. He then defeated boxers Mike Rodgers, Abdul Muhaymin, and Jesse Clark.

Douglas lost his first match against David Bey in November 1981, after five consecutive victories. A month later, he defeated Don Johnson. He boxed against Norway’s Steffen Tangstad in October 1982. It resulted in his first career draw.

Douglas suffered his second career defeat against Mike White in 1983, following a thirteen-match winning streak. He then defeated Randall Cobb and Dion Simpson.

Buster Douglas defeated Trevor Berbick of Canada in February 1989. Prior to this, he defeated former champion, Greg Page.

He fought Mike Tyson in the Tokyo Dome in 1990. The winner of the match will be crowned undisputed world champion and will face the undefeated Evander Holyfield. He later pulled off the biggest upset by defeating Tyson.

After eight months, he lost the title to Evander Holyfield. He nearly died from a diabetic coma in the 1990s. He retired from professional boxing in 1999 with a 38-win, 6-loss record.

Buster Douglas Achievements and Awards

Buster Douglas‘ most notable career accomplishment was becoming the Undisputed World Champion by defeating legendary boxer, Mike Tyson. Ohio State University honored him by dotting the “i.” He was inducted into Coffeyville Community College’s Men’s Basketball Hall of Fame.

Buster Douglas’s Net Worth in 2022

Buster Douglas estimated net worth is more than $20 million as of December 2022. Throughout his career, he has sparred with many of the world’s best boxers. By defeating Mike Tyson, he successfully held the Undisputed World Championship. He has also worked as an actor, with films such as ‘The Top 5 Reasons You Can’t Blame…,’ ‘Pluto’s Plight,’ and ‘From Gettysburg to Baghdad’ among his credits. He made an appearance in the video game ‘James ‘Buster’ Douglas Knockout Boxing.’ Douglas appeared in the video game Final Blow.’

Buster Douglas is one of the world’s most famous boxers. He has only participated in one draw in his career. He has appeared in films and fought alongside many famous boxers. He is a powerful man who has earned the moniker “Desert Fox.”