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James Page facing lengthy prison term for bank robberies

by David P. Greisman

Former welterweight titleholder James Page has pleaded guilty to robbing eight California banks over the course of about three months last year, a spree that raked in more than $20,000 but will bring him back to prison for an expected 20-year sentence, according to InsideBayArea.com.

“It was Page's local fame that helped take him down,” the article said. “A police officer who saw a photo released by authorities recognized the suspect as Page.”

Page, 42, went by the nickname of “Mighty Quinn” when he was in the ring. But he allegedly became what police called the “Button Down Bandit” during a crime spree that would mark another run afoul of the law, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

“By the time he won his title [in 1998], he had already served two stints in prison, including 10 months in San Quentin in late 1996 and 1997 after he was convicted of theft from a Concord athletic club,” the newspaper article said. “He was stripped of his title after he failed to appear at a mandatory fight in November 2000. In December 2001, he was arrested in the robbery of a bank in Atlanta and later sentenced to 11 years in federal prison.”

Page had a comeback fight in November 2012, losing a second-round knockout to an 8-9 opponent named Rahman Yusubov, according to BoxRec.com. That loss dropped his record to 25-5 with 19 knockouts.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by joe strong on 02-26-2014

Jimmy page is pretty old to go to jail but at least he can play the guitar &. Do zeppelin tune...

Comment by barf on 02-25-2014

[QUOTE=richardt;14271592]I ran into him by accident like 4-5 days after he beat unbeaten at the time Alfred Ankama in Sun Valley Mall, Concord. The way I noticed him was the Ten Goose Jacket. He was from Antioch or Pittsburg, Ca.…

Comment by richardt on 02-25-2014

I ran into him by accident like 4-5 days after he beat unbeaten at the time Alfred Ankama in Sun Valley Mall, Concord. The way I noticed him was the Ten Goose Jacket. He was from Antioch or Pittsburg, Ca.…

Comment by Golovkin on 02-25-2014

SMH what a shame man! Wasting a second chance like he did. He had a few things going for him too. 20 years of your life over some petty amount really.

Comment by jasjas on 02-25-2014

sad to see especially given that he was training in andre ward's gym. he must have felt crime was only way to make money....im sure he could have made enough doing a job in the boxing gym to get enough…

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