Buster Douglas Files for Divorce

From Associated Press

Heavyweight champion Buster Douglas has filed for divorce, his wife's attorney said Friday.

Robin Stith, attorney for Bertha Douglas, said Douglas alleges gross neglect of duty and incompatibility.

Neither Douglas nor his manager, John Johnson, could be reached for comment. Johnson's son and executive assistant, John Johnson II, said the Douglas camp would not comment.

Stith said Douglas filed for divorce Wednesday. She said Bertha Douglas will contest it.

"Mrs. Douglas and I have not yet figured out what our strategy will be," Stith said. "But we're going to protect her interests, that's for sure. My client doesn't want a divorce."

Stith said Bertha Douglas did not expect the filing.

The Douglases have been married since 1986. They separated in September, but Stith said they have been back together "for a few months." She said she did not know exactly how long.

Douglas won the heavyweight title in February by knocking out Mike Tyson.

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