Mike Tyson hasn’t forgotten his shock loss to James ‘Buster’ Douglas in Tokyo on February 11, 1990, and blamed it on a sex marathon the night before.
The defeat cost Tyson his WBA, WBC, and IBF heavyweight world titles, and it has often been said that his lack of discipline is what caused the surprise outcome, as he was knocked out in the 10th round.
“I got on a plane on January 8, 1990 to fly to Tokyo kicking and screaming,” Tyson said in his autobiography. “I didn’t want to fight.
“All I was interested in then was partying and having sex.
“I didn’t consider Douglas as a great challenge. I didn’t even bother to watch his fights. I had easily beaten everyone who had knocked him out.
“Besides having sex with the maids, I was seeing this young Japanese woman with whom I had had sex the last time I went to Japan.
“The day before the fight I had sex with two maids at the same time. Then two more girls the night before the fight. I think I lost most of the weight by having sex with Japanese women.”