It would be remiss of me not to applaud former heavyweight champion James ‘Buster’ Douglas for trying to forge a new career as a screen actor following his retirement from the ring 8 years ago. After all, I’m swift to deride the herd of fossilised heavyweights still plying their trade as professional fighters. For the record, Buster is starring in low-budget flick, Pluto’s Plight.
Douglas, who scored the greatest upset in boxing history when he stopped the previously invincible Mike Tyson, plays FBI Agent Leis in the film which has already premiered to sold-out theatres in Columbus, Ohio – Douglas’ hometown.
Now available to buy as a DVD from Indieflix.com the film, shot in 2002, is written and directed by Cincinnati’s Artie Knapp who wrote to alert me to Buster’s debut as an actor. Hopefully, Douglas will sink as much effort into his film career as he did versus Iron Mike.
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Good luck to Artie, for giving Buster the shot, and to Buster in his new vocation.