1990-10-25 Evander Holyfield w co 3 James Buster Douglas, Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - IBF/WBA/WBC
1990-10-25 Evander Holyfield w co 3 James Buster Douglas, Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - IBF/WBA/WBC. Referee: Mills Lane. It was soon clear that Douglas (246) had failed to prepare himself properly as he came to the ring in poor condition for a champion and barely landed on Holyfield (208) during the seven minutes and ten seconds of action. Although sprightly enough, Douglas was nearly always out of distance with the jab while Holyfield made his punches count and in the third round, having moved away from an uppercut, he slammed in a short right-hand counter that put the champion down and out. To most onlookers it appeared that Douglas could have beaten the count but was taking the money, while Ferdie Pacheco, who was doing the inter-round analysis for TV, felt that the former champion had the personality traits of a loser.