Greg Page, former heavyweight title holder, dead at age 50 - Boxing Forum
  Trending Topics  | Free Registration  | The Team
Boxing Champions |  Boxing Schedule |  Boxing Video  |  Boxing History   |  Pound For Pound  | Lounge  | The Wire | Arcade

Navigation
Go Back   Boxing Forum > Boxing Forums > Boxing History
Reply
Thread Navigation

#1
Old 04-27-2009, 06:10 PM
Hawk O'Connor
Erin go Bragh
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Knoxville, TN
Age: 43
Posts: 1,347
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Rep Power: 11 Hawk O'Connor has a reputation beyond reputeHawk O'Connor has a reputation beyond reputeHawk O'Connor has a reputation beyond reputeHawk O'Connor has a reputation beyond reputeHawk O'Connor has a reputation beyond reputeHawk O'Connor has a reputation beyond reputeHawk O'Connor has a reputation beyond reputeHawk O'Connor has a reputation beyond reputeHawk O'Connor has a reputation beyond reputeHawk O'Connor has a reputation beyond reputeHawk O'Connor has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 25,220.13
Bank: 46,608.30
Total Points: 71,828.43
Default Greg Page, former heavyweight title holder, dead at age 50

Quote:
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP)ŚGreg Page, a former heavyweight boxing champion who suffered a severe brain injury in a 2001 fight, has died at his Louisville home. He was 50.

His wife, Patricia Page, said she found the one-time World Boxing Association champion in his bed Monday morning. Patricia Page said he died of complications related to injuries he suffered in the fight.

Page told The Associated Press her husband ôis in a better place now.ö

The March 9, 2001, fight left Page in a coma for nearly a week. He then had a stroke during post-fight surgery. He was paralyzed on his left side and received intensive physical therapy.
R.I.P Greg

Link
Reply With Quote
Hawk O'Connor is offline
Advertisements
>>>TO REMOVE THESE ADS, PLEASE REGISTER HERE FOR FREE<<<
#2
Old 04-27-2009, 06:15 PM
▀ringer
F*ck Subtlety
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Between the obtuse and obscene
Posts: 39,091
Quoted: 987 Post(s)
Rep Power: 382 ▀ringer has a reputation beyond repute▀ringer has a reputation beyond repute▀ringer has a reputation beyond repute▀ringer has a reputation beyond repute▀ringer has a reputation beyond repute▀ringer has a reputation beyond repute▀ringer has a reputation beyond repute▀ringer has a reputation beyond repute▀ringer has a reputation beyond repute▀ringer has a reputation beyond repute▀ringer has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 61,232.07
Bank: 10,707,065,073,583,822,848.00
Total Points: 10,707,065,073,583,884,288.00
man of steel! - TBear man of steel! - TBear thumbs up - TBear The_Bringer - TBear mas - TBear 
mas - TBear The_Man - TBear superman'd - TBear No Message - Fresno I so wnted to send you karma for a post you made, that I just read. I can't though, so this is the next best thing :lol1: - Bossy 
i see you are mad at me, lol, be calm, be cool, i am not your enemy, lol, your a guy who thinks too much, lol, take care my good pal - Tha_Greatest please rate my avy bro - MANIAC310 Thanks brother - Strictly_UG I'm just a 35 year old hanging out here for some laughs and I must say I've never laughed so hard at those the basically roast you did especially MEAT's much respect on your EXECUTION skills - jose830 You the man. - Fistic 
Happy Holidays ▀ringer - TBear miss you, mike...hope all is well - -MAKAVELLI- Merry Christmas!... - MDPopescu You speak the truth - doubletake Keep enlightening the dark ones - siablo14 
Head and Neck Cancer - mangler Childhood Cancer - mangler AIDS/HIV - DARE - DUI Awareness - Epidermolysis Bullosa - Heart Disease - Lymphoma - MADD - Substance Abuse - mangler Arthritis - Child Abuse - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - Dystonia - Education - Free Speech - Interstitial Cystitis - ME/CFIDS - Reye's Syndrome - Save the Music - Teens Against Smoking - Victim's Rights - Water Quality - mangler Graves Disease - Lymphedema - Men's Health - Pro Choice - Prostate Cancer - Scleroderma - Thyroid Disease - Trisomy 18 - street bully 
Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS) - street bully Adoptee - Bone Cancer - Child Exploitation and Abuse - Hope and Support - Peace - Retinoblastoma - Right to Life - Student Sexual Assault - street bully Arthritis - Child Abuse - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - Dystonia - Education - Free Speech - Interstitial Cystitis - ME/CFIDS - Reye's Syndrome - Save the Music - Teens Against Smoking - Victim's Rights - Water Quality - street bully World Trade Center Victims and Heroes - Fireworks Safety - Jim Jeffries Childhood Cancer - Grand Champ 
Bone Marrow Donation - Childhood Depression - Depression - Environment - Eye Injury Prevention - Glaucoma - Kidney Cancer - Kidney Disease - Kidney Transplantation - Leukemia - Lyme Disease - Mental Retardation - Missing Children - Organ Donation - T - mangler Cultural Diversity - Hunger - Leukemia - Lupus - Melanoma - Racial Tolerance - Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome - Self Injury - mangler Cesarean Sections - Headaches - Hospice Care - Multiple Myeloma - mangler Bone Marrow Donation - Childhood Depression - Depression - Environment - Eye Injury Prevention - Glaucoma - Kidney Cancer - Kidney Disease - Kidney Transplantation - Leukemia - Lyme Disease - Mental Retardation - Missing Children - Organ Donation - T - !! AI-Holmes!! Anti-Tobacco - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - MANGLER 
Head and Neck Cancer - MANGLER Aphasia - Asthma/Allergies - Brain Cancer - Brain Tumors - Diabetes - Mental Illness - MANGLER Cultural Diversity - Hunger - Leukemia - Lupus - Melanoma - Racial Tolerance - Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome - Self Injury - TBear World Trade Center Victims and Heroes - Fireworks Safety - jose830 World Trade Center Victims and Heroes - Fireworks Safety - Scott.Weiland 
Default

Damn........

R.I.P. Greg.
Reply With Quote
▀ringer is offline
#3
Old 04-27-2009, 06:20 PM
Ziggy Stardust
Life On Mars?
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 17,627
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Rep Power: 60 Ziggy Stardust has a reputation beyond reputeZiggy Stardust has a reputation beyond reputeZiggy Stardust has a reputation beyond reputeZiggy Stardust has a reputation beyond reputeZiggy Stardust has a reputation beyond reputeZiggy Stardust has a reputation beyond reputeZiggy Stardust has a reputation beyond reputeZiggy Stardust has a reputation beyond reputeZiggy Stardust has a reputation beyond reputeZiggy Stardust has a reputation beyond reputeZiggy Stardust has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 41,815.49
Bank: 210,596,738,084,839.31
Total Points: 210,596,738,126,654.81
No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest 
No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest 
No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest 
for you homie, - Tha_Greatest For 'always' making me lol - mickey malone Thanks for the thumbs up! - Holtol BURR! Until I can get you some green... - Bloody$Nate$ U called it -  Classic Klitchko Snoozer! - The Surgeon 
Default

Very sad, but not unexpected given his condition

Poet
Reply With Quote
Ziggy Stardust is offline
#4
Old 04-27-2009, 06:26 PM
Kid McCoy
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,142
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Rep Power: 12 Kid McCoy has a reputation beyond reputeKid McCoy has a reputation beyond reputeKid McCoy has a reputation beyond reputeKid McCoy has a reputation beyond reputeKid McCoy has a reputation beyond reputeKid McCoy has a reputation beyond reputeKid McCoy has a reputation beyond reputeKid McCoy has a reputation beyond reputeKid McCoy has a reputation beyond reputeKid McCoy has a reputation beyond reputeKid McCoy has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 30,041,379.01
Bank: 0.00
Total Points: 30,041,379.01
You know boxers, Kid!  Good writing style also! - Terry A To one of the wisest and most knowledgable posters on this site. - JAB5239 for your excellent contributions here - Scott9945 To another one of the very best members here - Terry A 
Default

Sad news, 50 is no age to die.

Sadly it's yet another indictment of the shoddy way boxing was and still is run in many areas. Fighters allowed to continue when they should be long retired and poorly-enforced safety regulations, if any at all. I think Page's family actually won damages for the way his last fight was mis-handled.

RIP champ.

Last edited by Kid McCoy; 04-27-2009 at 06:35 PM.
Reply With Quote
Kid McCoy is offline
#5
Old 04-27-2009, 06:59 PM
mickey malone
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Thailand
Age: 52
Posts: 4,259
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Rep Power: 17 mickey malone has a reputation beyond reputemickey malone has a reputation beyond reputemickey malone has a reputation beyond reputemickey malone has a reputation beyond reputemickey malone has a reputation beyond reputemickey malone has a reputation beyond reputemickey malone has a reputation beyond reputemickey malone has a reputation beyond reputemickey malone has a reputation beyond reputemickey malone has a reputation beyond reputemickey malone has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 10,282,580.26
Bank: 3,134,726,151.98
Total Points: 3,145,008,732.24
1000 posts right around the bend...congrats! - JAB5239 For bringing up Schmeling's classy actions! - poet682006 Nothing But Respect For You Mate - 0Rooster4Life0 To a fellow boxing historian - Stoppage For fighting the Wanker Snopkins - HaglerSteelChin 
Well deserved. - Barnburner you need this for floyd - Weltschmerz kick this old butt hurt faqqot - Weltschmerz 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kid McCoy View Post
Sad news, 50 is no age to die.

Sadly it's yet another indictment of the shoddy way boxing was and still is run in many areas. Fighters allowed to continue when they should be long retired and poorly-enforced safety regulations, if any at all. I think Page's family actually won damages for the way his last fight was mis-handled.

RIP champ.
Yeah... Spot on.. Holyfield's a candidate for sure..
Gutted about Page though.. One of the underrated, & had a terrific defence in his prime, but typically took far too much punishment during the later years.. RIP GP
Reply With Quote
mickey malone is offline
#6
Old 04-27-2009, 08:11 PM
cotto16
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 2,104
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Rep Power: 13 cotto16 has a reputation beyond reputecotto16 has a reputation beyond reputecotto16 has a reputation beyond reputecotto16 has a reputation beyond reputecotto16 has a reputation beyond reputecotto16 has a reputation beyond reputecotto16 has a reputation beyond reputecotto16 has a reputation beyond reputecotto16 has a reputation beyond reputecotto16 has a reputation beyond reputecotto16 has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 1,499,548.54
Bank: 2,825.20
Total Points: 1,502,373.75
Default

very sad, was great fighter.
Reply With Quote
cotto16 is offline
#7
Old 04-28-2009, 03:49 PM
1SILVA
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: HARLEM NYC
Age: 48
Posts: 1,695
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Rep Power: 11 1SILVA has a reputation beyond repute1SILVA has a reputation beyond repute1SILVA has a reputation beyond repute1SILVA has a reputation beyond repute1SILVA has a reputation beyond repute1SILVA has a reputation beyond repute1SILVA has a reputation beyond repute1SILVA has a reputation beyond repute1SILVA has a reputation beyond repute1SILVA has a reputation beyond repute1SILVA has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 217,698.87
Bank: 0.00
Total Points: 217,698.87
Great job on my assignment. Here's another book for your collection. - BattlingNelson 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hawkins View Post
R.I.P Greg

Link
Greg Page was a tremendous amateur fighter who was from Muhammad Ali's hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. Because of this and a similar style to Ali, Page had great expectations. He never lived up to these expectations, but he did have a brief run as WBA champion, Knocking out Gerrie Coetzee, but lost the title in his very first defense. I liked Page, saw him fight as an amateur on ABC's USA vs The World, and was disappointed at his career. Page had a lot of heart and to die at such an early age is indeed quite sad.
Reply With Quote
1SILVA is offline
#8
Old 04-29-2009, 12:18 PM
Axl Rose
Interim Champion
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 773
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Rep Power: 11 Axl Rose has a reputation beyond reputeAxl Rose has a reputation beyond reputeAxl Rose has a reputation beyond reputeAxl Rose has a reputation beyond reputeAxl Rose has a reputation beyond reputeAxl Rose has a reputation beyond reputeAxl Rose has a reputation beyond reputeAxl Rose has a reputation beyond reputeAxl Rose has a reputation beyond reputeAxl Rose has a reputation beyond reputeAxl Rose has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 2,077,647.70
Bank: 0.00
Total Points: 2,077,647.70
Tyson! - ekul_ No Message - Scott-Weiland 
Default

remember he was in McCalls corner when he defeated Lewis. He knocked Tyson down in training before the Buster Douglas fight as well...
Reply With Quote
Axl Rose is offline
#9
Old 04-29-2009, 01:03 PM
Special K
Contender
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 402
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Rep Power: 0 Special K has a reputation beyond reputeSpecial K has a reputation beyond reputeSpecial K has a reputation beyond reputeSpecial K has a reputation beyond reputeSpecial K has a reputation beyond reputeSpecial K has a reputation beyond reputeSpecial K has a reputation beyond reputeSpecial K has a reputation beyond reputeSpecial K has a reputation beyond reputeSpecial K has a reputation beyond reputeSpecial K has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 21,018.53
Bank: 0.00
Total Points: 21,018.53
Default

Very sad to hear.

RIP.
Reply With Quote
Special K is offline
#10
Old 05-15-2009, 05:33 PM
Dynamite76
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 1,595
Quoted: 16 Post(s)
Rep Power: 16 Dynamite76 has a reputation beyond reputeDynamite76 has a reputation beyond reputeDynamite76 has a reputation beyond reputeDynamite76 has a reputation beyond reputeDynamite76 has a reputation beyond reputeDynamite76 has a reputation beyond reputeDynamite76 has a reputation beyond reputeDynamite76 has a reputation beyond reputeDynamite76 has a reputation beyond reputeDynamite76 has a reputation beyond reputeDynamite76 has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 100,084,070.86
Bank: 0.00
Total Points: 100,084,070.86
Default

Probably the most naturally talented heavyweight, maybe fighter in the last 30 years.His heart, unfortunately, was never into the sport fully to be a dominant fighter.R.I.P Greg.
Reply With Quote
Dynamite76 is offline
Reply

Share This With Friends

Tags
dead, greg, heavyweight, holder, page, title

User Tag List

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Cookie Policy - Privacy Policy - Submit News - Feedback - Site Map - Advertise with Us

Copyright ę 2003-2016 BoxingScene LLC All rights reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:49 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.