Mike Tyson has confessed to wrong preparations which included regular sex with maids led to his defeat in Japan
The heavyweight legend headed into the bout in Tokyo on the back of 37 consecutive wins and was massive favourite to demolish his opposite corner.
Against all the odds, Buster Douglas stunned the boxing world by putting Tyson to the canvas for the first time in his career in the tenth round.
It was regarded as one of the biggest shocks in sport history as Douglas snatched Tyson’s heavyweight belts.
Tyson was so confident that he would brush Douglas aside, he barely trained for the bout and instead was more interested in women.
In his autobiography, he wrote: “On January 8, 1990, I got aboard a plane to fly to Tokyo.
“Kicking and screaming. I didn’t want to fight; all I was interested in then was partying and f***ing women.
“I didn’t consider Buster Douglas much of a challenge. I didn’t even bother watching any of his fights on video. “I had easily beaten everybody who had knocked him out.
“Besides having sex with the maids, I was seeing this young Japanese girl who I had had sex with the last time I was in Japan.
“Robin [his wife] would go out shopping and I would go downstairs to the back of the hotel where this young girl had a room… So that was my training for Douglas.
“The day before the fight I also had two maids at the same time. And then two more girls, one at a time, the night before the fight.”
Tyson would later admit that his shock defeat was a huge wakeup call in his career.
He said: “I needed that fight to make me a better person and fighter. I have a broader perspective of myself and boxing.”
Tyson would bounce back with eight straight wins including claiming back his WBC and WBA heavyweight titles after knocking out Frank Bruno and Bruce Seldon.