ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap on his 30 for 30: 42-1
Mike Tyson's uniquely and intimidating boxing career started in the Capital Region; his first professional fight was in downtown Albany and his first televised fight was at the Houston Field House in Troy. Heck, he knocked out Joe Frazier's son, Marvis, in thirty seconds at the Glens Falls Civic Center.
While the domination started in the Capital Region, many will tell you the beginning of the end was in Tokyo. February of 1990 to be exact. That's when a 23-year old Tyson with a 37-0 career record got into the ring with Buster Douglas; someone who was considered such a longshot to win that only one Las Vegas sportsbook would even take bets on the fight. Ultimately, the Mirage set the odds at an astronomical 42-1.
There are few people in the media as well-versed in the sport of boxing as ESPN's Jeremy Schaap. He co-directed the new 30 for 30 film about the epic upset and Jeremy joined Big Board Sports to talk about the documentary.