FILE - In this Feb. 11, 1990, file photo, champion Mike Tyson lies flat on his back after being decked by challenger James "Buster" Douglas, standing in background, as referee Octavio Meyron keeps counting in the 10th round of the scheduled 12-round heavyweight championship bout at the Tokyo Dome. Douglas is marking the 30th anniversary of his upset boxing victory over Tyson with a campaign aimed to inspiring others who face long odds. The 59-year-old plans to announce the “42 to 1” initiative at the Ohio Statehouse Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, alongside city and state leaders and two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin. The effort will include workforce development, diversity and self-help components. (Mitsuru Sakai/Kyodo News via AP)
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Buster Douglas is marking the 30th anniversary of his upset boxing victory over Mike Tyson with a campaign aimed at inspiring others who face long odds.

The 59-year-old Douglas plans to announce his "42 to 1" initiative at the Ohio Statehouse Wednesday, alongside city and state leaders and two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin.

The effort will include workforce development, diversity and self-help components. Columbus' Franklin University and programs serving at-risk youth, former prison inmates and other vulnerable populations are participating.

James "Buster" Douglas is a Columbus native who faced 42-1 odds against Tyson, the reigning undisputed world heavyweight champion when the two fought Feb. 11, 1990, in Tokyo. Douglas prevailed in a stunning upset.

The contest gained renewed attention with the release of an ESPN documentary in December.