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1990 James Buster Douglas World Championship Boxing RingGo Back
Winning Bid: $1,426.58
Winning Bid: $1,426.58
Auction ends: 2021-08-15 00:20
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This item originates from the infamous collection of Jack Boyle, Concert Promoter, owner of The Cellar Door where Neil Young & Miles Davis both recorded albums “LIVE.” “Jack was one of the original powerhouse architects of the concert industry”. Boyle died in 2017.
Jack turned Washington’s Cellar Door music club into a venue that hosted the likes of John Denver, Muddy Watters to Joni Mitchell and he went on to build a lucrative production and promotion empire that booked hundreds of acts across the country. He also built many concert venues and was based for many years in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Boyle was also a 2018 Florida Music Awards Hall of Fame inductee. In 2005, Billboard honored Boyle with the Legend of Live award.
Cellar Door Productions, named for Mr. Boyle’s flagship venue, produced more than 500 events each year and reportedly grossed up to $100 million annually, booking acts such as The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Pink Floyd, the Dave Matthews Band, U2 and the Who, as well as overseeing high-profile events including Fourth of July concerts on the Mall and entertainment for President Ronald Reagan’s second inauguration.
From the Jack Boyle collection is this 1990 James Buster Douglas World Championship boxing ring. This ring was given by Buster Douglas to Boyle.
James “Buster” Douglas reigned as undisputed world heavyweight champion in 1990 after defeating Mike Tyson to win the title. His victory over Tyson is regarded as one of the greatest upsets in sports history.
Douglas was a 42-to-1 underdog going into his 1990 fight against Tyson, who was undefeated and considered to be the best boxer in the world for his domination of the division over the previous three years. Defying expectations, Douglas knocked out Tyson in the 10th round to claim the WBC, WBA, and IBF titles. He reigned as the world heavyweight champion for eight months until he was defeated by Evander Holyfield in his only title defense.
This 10K yellow gold ring, pave set is studded with (20) round cubic zirconia stones in the shape of the globe, surrounded by a boxing ring motif and the words “WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION JAMES DOUGLAS.” There are (4) straight cut zirconia baguette stones are set in the four corners.
One shank features “IBF WBA WBC Champion” while the other shank reads “TOE TO TOE IN TOKYO, DOUGLAS KOs TYSON ROUND 10 TOKYO FEB 11 1990.” The size is 12 and the weight is 38.4 grams. The ring is stamped inside “JENKINS 10K – CS-21355″.
A great ring originating from one of the greatest upsets in boxing history right from Douglas to Boyle.