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actionplus
01-24-2005, 10:43 AM
Hope someone can help, I have a photo of Greg Page fighting an opponant in 1983 (?) Las Vegas.

All I can see of the opponant is his back, he has White shorts on and the words "Mr Snipes" in blue lettering on the back of his belt.

Can anyone suggest who it might be, any help would be appreciated.

J !
01-24-2005, 12:49 PM
renaldo snipes (25-2-1) at the time of the fight, hope this helps.
if you want anymore info on greg at all let me know i have email contact with him from time to time.

marvdave
01-24-2005, 02:28 PM
renaldo snipes (25-2-1) at the time of the fight, hope this helps.
if you want anymore info on greg at all let me know i have email contact with him from time to time.


I bet Larry Holmes remembers "Mr." Snipes

J !
01-26-2005, 09:35 AM
YOU BET HE DID, a brief synopsis of Snipes below:

He first came to light when he spoiled the heavyweight plans of the excellent 175 pound champ, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad.

But next up he was involved in a huge controversy, when he got a very lucky decision against Gerrie Coetzee that stank the house out.

No-one, outside of the judges, thought he won that, and there were all sorts of corruption stories flying around for the next few months.

Anyway, as a result, he was seen as a real patsy going into the Holmes fight: nothing more than a light snack for Larry to feast on, as Homes tuned up for The Big One: Gerry Cooney ( and a near world record pay day ).

But what a shock Holmes got in the 7th - Snipes connected with a huge right hand and the whole boxing world held it's breath as Larry staggered to his feet and Snipes closed in.....
The Cooney meg fight looked out the window, but Holmes somehow survived a real crisis with heart and guile.

It was that fight that caused a lot of people to think the Irishman had a real chance against Holmes I think the main reason Snipes never got another shot, was everytime he'd get a decent run going, he'd go and lose the next fight. ( and maybe he fell out with King too )

Apparently he was scheduled to fight Tyson (after tyson had lost to Buster douglas) but was dropped due to the fact he wanted too much money.

Marvdave if I find out any more ill let you know :cool: ;)

J !
01-26-2005, 01:13 PM
apparently he broke his hand agianst Janie Howe which curtailed his late run of form effectively ending his career..... :(

Dynamite76
02-03-2005, 05:18 AM
Ask him Why he didn't fight( or why did he duck ) Teofilio Stevenson as an amateur.

Dynamite76
02-03-2005, 05:24 AM
renaldo snipes (25-2-1) at the time of the fight, hope this helps.
if you want anymore info on greg at all let me know i have email contact with him from time to time.

Also ask him when he lost to Tony Tubbs as an amateur. :eek:

jabsRstiff
02-03-2005, 10:08 AM
Snipes also beat Trevor Berbick, just months after Berbick had upset Greg Page.
Snipes was coming off a loss to Tim Witherspoon in a really lousy fight.

Snipes was an awkward fighter, who could generate some power in his right hand.
Aside from that, he was ordinary.


His decision "victory" over Coetzee had to be seen to be believed.
It was one of the worst decisions ever.

J !
02-03-2005, 11:21 AM
Also ask him when he lost to Tony Tubbs as an amateur. :eek:

if you think that i am going to put that type of question to a former heavyweight champ who is now crippled due to the shoddy medical services available when he lost his last bout in asmall hall, you are sadly mistaken my friend.

have a heart. :(

Dynamite76
02-03-2005, 07:11 PM
I have a heart, but the fact of the matter is he fought or had a chance to fight many good fighters and that's life.It's not an insult to Greg to ask questions about his career.

J !
02-04-2005, 05:23 AM
ok fair enough im still not just gonna ask him about his losses mate.

Dynamite76
02-04-2005, 11:59 PM
I understand.It's cool.

franker01
04-25-2005, 11:01 PM
Renaldo "Mr" Snipes had to be one of the more awkward contender level Heavyweights in history.

But he had this crazy overhand right sucker punch thing going where he would kind of look away and then suddenly throw it.

It landed against a lot of guys - Holmes included.

I've been hit with things like that in Martial Arts but I would think a world class boxer would see it coming. Guess not!

Dynamite76
04-27-2005, 01:38 AM
That punch could have handed him the Heavyweight title had he fought the right person.

J !
06-01-2005, 09:54 AM
Also ask him when he lost to Tony Tubbs as an amateur. :eek:


Greg you fought some good fighters as an amateur, I believe Tony Tubbs being one of them, who was your hardest amateur opponent? Also is there any truth in the fact that you sparred with Ali in your youth?



there you go im gonna ask him after all!!!

if anyone has anymore questions i'll be sending them tonight as im doing an interivew with greg and patricia.


if you have any reasonble quesitons ill try and include them for you.

ill post the link here once its all done.

marvdave
06-01-2005, 11:10 AM
Greg you fought some good fighters as an amateur, I believe Tony Tubbs being one of them, who was your hardest amateur opponent? Also is there any truth in the fact that you sparred with Ali in your youth?



there you go im gonna ask him after all!!!

if anyone has anymore questions i'll be sending them tonight as im doing an interivew with greg and patricia.


if you have any reasonble quesitons ill try and include them for you.

ill post the link here once its all done.

no question from me, but please tell him that there are many Boxing fans(including me) that send our prayers to him on a regular basis.

look forward to reading your interview

J !
06-01-2005, 12:38 PM
will do, i actually decided to cover this as i was so touched by both these guys attitudes, its an amazing thing human spirit.
his wife patricia is an amazing person too.

ill let you know when i get the article up

Moon
06-01-2005, 02:25 PM
Also ask him when he lost to Tony Tubbs as an amateur. :eek:
JPW .... give Dynamite Page's email address and let him ask for himself.

svsv
06-07-2005, 05:47 AM
Didn't Page knock Tyson down in training. I think on the lead up to the Douglas fight?

J !
06-07-2005, 09:34 AM
i believe so and he sparred with ali while young, questions arw with greg and patricia at presnet ( i did them by email as you can appreicat ein gregs condition its not that easy to conduct tlephone interviews) i hope to have some news soon. :boxing:

Dynamite76
07-11-2005, 02:30 PM
How is Greg doing these days?

J !
07-19-2005, 08:58 AM
hi mate, Greg is ok he was in hospital a while back with Pneumonia which as you can understand can lead to complications in Greg condistion.

I havent heard from Greg and Patricia for a while and am still waiting for the interview to be returned but thats ok, cant hassle folk in thier situation and im sure it will come back in good time.


the last correspondence i had from the guys ill post below at some point as itc is connected to Patrica's work in raising awareness for injured boxers, she sure is a special and strong lady .

Dynamite76
07-22-2005, 01:37 PM
Thanks for the info! I wish Greg all the best and believe he will get better again at some point.It's great that Patricia is raising awareness concerning the issue of injured boxers, maybe someday she can get on one of these commissions and clean it up.

J !
07-25-2005, 10:57 AM
SHE IS CERITALY TRIYNG I WAS GOING TO POST IT HERE BUT ITS FAR TOO LONG.

if you want a read pm me your emial mate ill happily send over the (4) emails containing some interesting stuff on greg and his career.

J !
07-28-2005, 07:19 AM
just another update Greg is to be inducted to the IBHOF this year.

Congrats Greg :) :) :)

Dynamite76
08-04-2005, 06:36 PM
That's great!

Rspen46
06-14-2013, 05:40 PM
I agree about asking questions, if your a public figure & had a public career, then your open to debate, questions, comments & anything else that people may have, no matter your condition, it's a very Legit question about Stevenson, I was young at that time, but I was big into boxing & I foresaw a future bout at almost anytime with Stevenson, then all of a sudden, you never heard a thing about it, it's pretty clear something happened, all you have to do if you have email contact with him is say, that this is the question that keeps popping up a lot & people who enjoyed his career would like an answer directly from the source, maybe, just maybe if he gives an honest answer, it could help & clear up some questions about him & this time period in his career.

Dynamite76
06-20-2013, 04:23 PM
Rspen46,

That what I felt at the time, but I didn't what to get into a major ruckus about it.Unfortunately, it seems that J doesn't post here anymore, and in addition, Greg died about 4 years ago, and his wife passed not too soon after.Stevenson, and why he asked to be dropped from #2 in the WBA ratings around the Jimmy Young fight are the two biggest questions I would ask him.