COLUMBUS, OH, October 08, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Former World Heavyweight Boxing Champ, James "Buster" Douglas has his new book, "BUSTER'S BACKYARD BAR-B-Q
," featured as a "Hot New Book
" on Cushcity.Com
starting October 14th.
Douglas will autograph books on Friday Oct. 9th and Saturday Oct.10th, 2009 at the MochaReaders.Com Presents: "Authors on the Yard II" for the 2009 Central State University Homecoming
Douglas, and his co-author, Tony Reynolds, offer diabetics and their families inspiration and information about the disease. Now you can order BUSTERS BACKYARD BAR-B-Q
, via Amazon.Com
), or Cushcity.Com
"We want to give people inspiration from reading our stories and information on how to overcome this disease," Douglas said. Buster has had recent appearances on Martha Stewart Living on Sirius Radio, Fox Sports Radio, CNN iReports
and other programs.
"My hope is that my story helps someone else make a positive change," Douglas said. "I want to share recipes the whole family can enjoy," Reynolds said.
After the death of his mother, who died only 23 days before what ESPN calls one of the greatest fights of the century, he started abusing himself.
On February 10, 1990, Douglas knocked out Mike Tyson in the 10th round in Tokyo, Japan. The only Vegas bookie that took the fight had placed 42-1 odds against Douglas winning that fight. Douglas details how he then started alcohol and food binges to the point of going into a diabetic coma for several days and nearly dying. He now believes he was still grieving his mother's passing after he won the fight.
Douglas and Reynolds have recently started pre-production for "I Am Buster, The James Buster Douglas Story,
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