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Life After Mike
PABLO S. TORRE
August 02, 2010
Eight pugilists—some more soup can than slugger—whose names will forever be tied to Tyson's
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August 02, 2010

Life After Mike

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The notoriously private Hall of Famer retired after his bout with Tyson. Spinks, 54, lives in Delaware and is vice president of his former promoter's company, Butch Lewis Productions.

JAMES BUSTER DOUGLAS / Feb. 11, 1990 / W KO 10

THEN

A 42--1 underdog, he knocked out the undefeated heavyweight champ late in the 10th round in Tokyo (right).

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Noticeably out of shape, Douglas lost three belts to Evander Holyfield on a third-round KO eight months after the Tyson upset. With his ring reputation dropping as fast as his weight was rising, he hit his nadir during a boxing hiatus in '94 when he went into a three-day diabetic coma. "I woke up in the hospital, and all these doctors were scratching their heads and saying, 'Wow, this can't be the same guy,' " recalls Douglas, 50. Now managing his disease through careful diet and exercise, he draws on both his own highs and lows while training a young heavyweight, John L. Smith, in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio. He also recently published a barbecue cookbook for diabetics. Now, he says, "I'm just trying to maintain a good healthy lifestyle."

PETER MCNEELEY / Aug. 19, 1995 / L DQ 1

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The handpicked opponent for Tyson's much-anticipated postprison debut rode in on a wave of hype and bluster, but capitulated in just 89 seconds.

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