Buster Douglas
Buster Douglas
Real Name/Full Name Buster Douglas
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: James ‘ Buster’ Douglas
Birth Place: Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 7 April 1960
Age/How Old: 64 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 192 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 3″
Weight: In Kilograms – 117 Kg
In Pounds – 390 lbs
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Brown
Parents Name: Father –William ‘Dynamite’ Douglas
Mother –Lulu Pearl
Siblings: N/A
School: Linden McKinley High School
College: Mercyhurst University
Religion: N/A
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: Bertha M. Paige
Wife/Spouse Name: Bertha Douglas (m. 1987)
Kids/Children Name: Cardae, Kevin, Arthur, Lamar
Profession: Retired Professional Boxer
Net Worth: $16 Million
Last Updated: June 2024

Buster Douglas is an outstanding American professional boxer. His expertise in boxing had won him the title ‘Ultimate World Champion’ in 1990 when he defeated the legendary champion, Mike Tyson. However, he was forced to go for early retirement due to developing health complications that almost cost him his life in the 1990s.

Prior to his retirement, he has only recorded six losses from all the matches he has played. The boxer is not only a celebrity but also a millionaire. Today, he can comfortably afford a luxurious lifestyle for himself and his family. He is happily married and has four children of his own.  Here is a short biography of Buster Douglas in 2021.

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Biography and Early Life

Buster Douglas was born on 7th April 1960 in Columbus, Ohio, United States of America. His parents are Lulu and William. His father, whose celebrity name is ‘Dynamite’, was a professional boxer. He was raised in Windsor Terrace, Columbus. Having watched his father doing boxing, he slowly developed an interest in boxing, oblivious that he would become a world professional boxer.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Buster Douglas in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Buster Douglas’s age is 64 years old as of today’s date 14th June 2024 having been born on 7 April 1960. Though, he is 6′ 3″ in feet and inches and 192 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 390 lbs in Pound and 117 kg in Kilograms.


Buster was enrolled at Linden McKinley High School. While in school, he loved playing sports such as football and basketball. Some of the popular teams he has played for basketball include Kansas’s Coffeyville Community College Red Ravens and Sinclair Community College.

His prowess in sports earned him a scholarship to join the Mercyhurst University.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

He fell in love with his girlfriend, Bertha. The two lover birds settled in marriage in 1987. The couple is blessed with three children Cardae, Arthur, and Kevin. He has another son whom he got when he was in college with his first-time girlfriend. The son is Lamar.

The boxer has ever weight 400 lbs. Besides, he had developed health complications that led to him going into a coma but later recovered. One of the triggers of coma was being diabetic. He then worked on his weight, and now he weighs about 390 lbs.

Is Buster Douglas Gay?

No. He is straight. The star has shown interest in entering a love relationship with an opposite gender leading to marriage. He first entered a love relationship with his girlfriend while in high school. Their relationship led to him having a son Lamar. After they broke up, he started dating Bertha, with whom they ended up in marriage and have three other children. Thus, it is evident that Buster Douglas is not gay, and neither is he bisexual.

Professional Career

Douglas began his professional career in 1981. He participated in a debut march in which he won over his opponent, Dan O’Malley. The same year, he won against Mike Lear, Jesse Clark, Mike Rodgers, and Abdul Muhaymin in various competitions.

Since he began his career, he won five times consecutively until November 1981, when he first lost to his opponent David Bey. In December, he won a game over his opponent Don Johnson. In 1982, he recorded his first draw in his career when he played with Norway’s Steffen Tangstad.

In 1982, he won 13 matches continuously before losing a match to Mike White. Later, in 1983, he won several matches, including when he played with Dion Simpson and Randall Cobb.

In 1989, he won against his competitors Trevor Berbick, a popular Canadian boxer. He also won the game when he played with Greg Page.

He also competed with a popular global champion Mike Tyson in 1990. The match took place in Tokyo Dome. The winner of the game was to book a flight with Evander Holyfield, who was by then undefeated. Besides, the champion was to be named as the world champion. Buster won the match. However, eight months later, he lost the world champion title to the undisputed star Evander Holyfield.

His career was shaken in the 1990s when he was frequently ill. He also went into a coma due to being diabetic but was able to pull through. Due to his health complications, he decided to retire from his boxing career in 1999. Before his retirement, he has only six losses and 38 wins from all the professional matches he has ever played.


  • In 1990, he was named as the Undisputed World Champion, having won over the champion Mike Tyson
  • He received honors from Ohio State University
  • He featured in the Coffeyville Community College, Men’s Basketball Hall of Fame

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Buster Douglasin 2024

Buster Douglas Net Worth
Buster Douglas Net Worth

As of 2024, His net worth is $16 million. The primary source of his income comes from his boxing career. He has won several high-end professional boxing competitions, including winning over the legendary boxer Mike Tyson. He also got an opportunity to box against the Undisputed Boxer, Evander, but he lost to him. Having won 30 titles, he has not only earned well from his salary but also earned well from the titles awards. He can comfortably afford a luxurious lifestyle.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

He defeated Mike Tyson, the legendary professional boxer, in 1990

Through hard work and dedication, Douglas has earned the title of Ultimate World Champion as a boxer. He won against Mike Tyson and only lost to the undefeated Evander. Currently, he is a millionaire and can comfortably afford a luxurious life for himself and his family.


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