The child's mother untangled her administered CPR and called for medical attention. In 1989 along with Don King he was awarded an honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Central State University in Wilberforce Ohio by university President Arthur E. Tyson–Holyfield fights
In 1990 he lost his titles to underdog James "Buster" Douglas by a knockout in round 10. Tyson is a former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win the WBC WBA and IBF heavyweight titles at 20 years 4 months and 22 days old. Their 1997 rematch ended when Tyson was disqualified for biting Holyfield's ear.