Greg Page (boxer)

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Greg Page
Statistics
Weight(s) Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Reach 81 in (206 cm)
Nationality American
Born (1958-10-25)October 25, 1958
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
Died April 27, 2009(2009-04-27) (aged 50)
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 76
Wins 58
Wins by KO 48
Losses 17
Draws 1

Greg Page (October 25, 1958 – April 27, 2009) was an American professional boxer who competed from 1979 to 2001, and held the WBA heavyweight title from 1984 to 1985. He was also a regular sparring partner for Mike Tyson, famously knocking the then-undefeated world champion down during a 1990 session.

Amateur career[edit]

Page, after a brief stint with a Southern Indiana trainer, started amateur boxing at age 15 under the tutelage of Leroy Emerson at the Louisville Parks Department gym in the Cherokee Triangle neighborhood.

He first came to the public's attention by sparring several rounds with the iconic Muhammad Ali.

In 1976, at the U.S.A.-U.S.S.R. Amateur Heavyweight Championships in Las Vegas, Page scored a major victory when he defeated Igor Vysotsky, the big punching Russian who twice beat the legendary Cuban and three-time Olympic Gold Medalist Teofilo Stevenson. Page also beat James Tillis, Tony Tubbs, Mitch Green, and Marvin Stinson.

Page won the National AAU Heavyweight Championship in 1977. The following year, he repeated as the National AAU Heavyweight Champion and won the National Golden Gloves Heavyweight Championship.

Amateur highlights[edit]

  • 1975 National Golden Gloves Quarterfinalist, losing a decision to John Tate.
  • 1976 Ohio State Fair Champion, upsetting National AAU Champion Marvin Stinson.
  • 1976 National Golden Gloves Semi-Finalist, losing a decision to Michael Dokes.
  • 1977 National AAU Heavyweight Champion, defeating Woody Clark. Page avenged an earlier loss to Clark, and was named the tournament's outstanding boxer.
  • 1977 National Golden Gloves Finalist, losing to Jimmy Clark.
  • 1978 National AAU Heavyweight champion.
  • 1978 National Golden Gloves Heavyweight Champion, stopping William Hosea at 2:38 of the second round
  • Defeated Igor Vysotsky, the man who twice beat Cuban legend Teofilo Stevenson.
  • Defeated Tony Tubbs six out of seven times during their amateur careers.
  • Finished amateur career at 94-11.

Professional career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Page turned pro in February 1979, knocking out Don Martin in two rounds before a crowd of 7,500 at the Commonwealth Convention Center in Louisville. He put together 13 straight wins, 12 by knockout. The only fighter to go the distance with Page was George Chaplin, whom he defeated by a ten-round majority decision. Afterwards, Page was ranked in the top ten by the WBA.

USBA heavyweight champion[edit]

Page won the vacant USBA Heavyweight title on February 7, 1981 with a seventh-round TKO of Stan Ward.

After knocking out Marty Monroe and Alfredo Evangelista, Page had a rematch with George Chaplin and won by a twelve-round split decision. He followed the Chaplin win with a fourth-round knockout of Scott LeDoux.

Page retained the USBA belt with a unanimous decision over Jimmy Young on May 2, 1982. The following month, on the undercard of the Larry Holmes/Gerry Cooney fight, Page fought Trevor Berbick. Fighting with a broken right thumb from the second round, Page lost for the first time as a professional, dropping a ten-round unanimous decision to Berbick.

Page returned to defend the USBA belt against contender James "Quick" Tillis in November 1982. After suffering the first knock down of his career in the second round, Page came back to KO Tillis in the eighth round.

World title fights and becoming WBA heavyweight champion[edit]

According to a New York Times article, Butch Lewis had Page set up to fight the winner of Mike Weaver-Randy Cobb WBA world title fight in mid-to-late 1982, but Page had switched his allegiance from Lewis to Don King. In addition, Page had contacted his lawyer in March of that year to drop his ranking in the WBA from #2 to #3, behind Michael Dokes.

In 1983, Page retained the USBA title again, beating Renaldo Snipes over twelve rounds and taking his WBC #1 ranking. WBC heavyweight champion Larry Holmes, claiming the $2.55 million purse he was offered to fight Page wasn't enough, vacated the WBC title.

In March 1984, Page fought Tim Witherspoon for the vacant WBC belt. Incensed over money troubles with promoter Don King, Page had gone on strike in the gym and arrived out of shape for the bout. Witherspoon, who had lost a disputed decision to Holmes the previous year, pulled off an upset and took the title with a twelve-round majority decision. After the fight, Page fired Leroy Emerson as his trainer.

Page returned in August with new trainer Janks Morton, and fought undefeated David Bey, ranked sixth in the world by the WBC. Page lost his second fight in a row when Bey took a twelve-round unanimous decision.

When Bey refused to fight reigning WBA heavyweight title holder Gerrie Coetzee in Sun City, South Africa due to Apartheid, Page stepped in. Coetzee, one of the great power punchers of the 1980s, was favored to retain the title. Page, however, boxed superbly, decking Coetzee twice before knocking him out in the eighth round to win the title.

There was controversy due to the eighth round running long: the knockout was 48 seconds after the round should have ended. The timekeeper had issues with the system all night, and it had also affected undercard bouts. Although the Coetzee camp lodged a protest, the WBA stated that the time did not affect the outcome as Page looked set to win throughout.

Page made his first title defense against Tony Tubbs in Buffalo, New York on April 29, 1985. Page had beaten Tubbs six out of seven times in the amateurs and was the favorite to win, but Tubbs upset the odds and won by a fifteen-round unanimous decision. To make matters worse, Page's hotel room in Buffalo was burgled. Taken was Page's championship belt, a $13,000 watch, and a $10,000 mink coat belonging to his road cook.[1]

Downward spiral[edit]

Page returned to face James "Buster" Douglas in January 1986. Douglas stunned Page and took a unanimous decision.

In June 1986, Page competed in a heavyweight tournament at the Forum in Inglewood, California. He showed up horribly out of shape at 242 pounds to fight Mark Wills in a scheduled ten-rounder. Page was dropped by a barrage in the first round, but came back to deck Wills with a left hook in the second. In the sixth round, he stuck his tongue out at Wills, who immediately hit Page with an uppercut. The punch made Page bite his tongue, which would bleed profusely for the rest of the fight. Page was dropped again in the ninth round by a right to the chin. He elected to retire before the start of the 10th.[2] This was seen in the boxing press as the end of the road for Page. In fact he was able to work his way back into several big fights.

Page became a regular sparring partner for reigning World Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson in the late 1980s and boxed on several of his undercards. Before Tyson's upset loss to Buster Douglas in February 1990, Page decked Tyson in a public sparring session. He was believed to be in line to fight Tyson when he fought a rematch with Mark Wills on the undercard of the Pernell Whitaker/Azumah Nelson fight in May 1990. At a record low weight of 218 lbs, Page seemed to lack strength. In the sixth round, Page walked straight into a huge overhand right that felled him like a tree. Although he beat the count, he looked dazed enough for referee Carlos Padilla to wave the fight off.[3]

13 years into a very long career and clearly past his best, Page continued to fight and, in February 1992, fought the big punching Jamaican Donovan "Razor" Ruddock. Ruddock was returning after two bruising fights with Tyson that, due to the subsequent incarceration of Tyson, had established Ruddock as the most feared heavyweight in the world. Page gave Ruddock a hard time before being rocked by a series of big shots in the eighth round, which caused the referee to stop the contest.[4]

After defeating former WBA Heavyweight Champion James "Bonecrusher" Smith by a unanimous decision, Page was matched with former WBO Heavyweight Champion Francesco Damiani in September 1992. In a close contest, he lost two points for repeatedly losing his mouthpiece. The point deductions cost Page a draw: All three judges had Damiani winning by two points.

After winning three straight fights by knockout, Page boxed future WBA Heavyweight Champion Bruce Seldon in August 1993. Page was stopped in the ninth round and retired after the fight.

Comeback[edit]

After retiring, Page started training boxers. He worked with Oliver McCall and was in McCall's corner when he stunningly scored a second-round knockout of Lennox Lewis to win the WBC World Heavyweight Championship in London on September 24, 1994[5] and was also present for McCall's breakdown in Lewis/McCall rematch pleading with McCall to, "Not do this to himself".

He trained boxers for several years, but grew restless. "I was training boxers to fight guys I could beat myself," Page said.[6]

Page returned to the ring in May 1996. He went 16-0-1 with 15 knockouts before taking on Monte Barrett in October 1998. Barrett, 18-0 with 12 knockouts, won by a lopsided unanimous decision.

After dropping a dubious decision to journeyman Artis Pendergrass, Page had a rematch with Tim Witherspoon in June 1999. The 40-year-old Page scored a first round knockdown and won when the 41-year-old Witherspoon tore a muscle in his back and couldn't come out for the eighth round.[7]

Page went 2-2 in his next four fights. He was well past his prime, but he continued to fight because he needed money. In 1998, Page filed for bankruptcy, claiming a $50,000 debt. By 2000, he was working his first 9-to-5 job, painting dental equipment at Whip-Mix Corp. in the South End of Louisville.[8]

Injury[edit]

On March 9, 2001, Page fought Dale Crowe at Peel's Palace in Erlanger, Kentucky for $1,500. Page appeared to be holding his own with Crowe until the tenth round. Crowe said, "The timekeeper smacked the mat with his hand toward the end of the fight to indicate ten seconds were left, and that's when I went after Greg with one last flurry." Crowe hit Page with a flush left to the chin and then pushed him back. Page fell against the ropes, slid down, and was counted out by the referee.[9]

What followed was chaos. There wasn't an ambulance, a team of paramedics, or oxygen, all of which were required by law. The ringside doctor, Manuel Mediodia, wasn't licensed in Kentucky and was under suspension in Ohio. At the time of the stoppage, Mediodia had already left and had to be brought back into the building. Twenty-two minutes passed before an ambulance arrived.[10]

Before the fight, Page's trainer, James Doolin, complained to several members of the state commission about the conditions, including the lack of oxygen. He then wrote his complaints on a piece of paper and sealed it inside an envelope. Doolin gave it to the commission chairman, Jack Kerns, who then gave it back to Doolin. "Mail it to me," Kerns said.[11]

Page was taken to the emergency room at St. Luke's hospital, where a CT scan revealed a huge mass being formed by the bleeding inside his head. He was then transported to University Hospital in Cincinnati.[12] During post-fight brain surgery, he suffered a stroke and was left paralyzed on the left side of his body. Page was in a coma for nearly a week.[13]

For the rest of his life, Page suffered many complications from his injury. He was hospitalized numerous times for such ailments as pneumonia, acute respiratory failure, sepsis, hypothermia, and seizures.[14][15][16]

Page filed a lawsuit against the state of Kentucky and settled out of court for $1.2 million in 2007. As part of the settlement, boxing safety regulations the state enacted the previous year were named the "Greg Page Safety Initiative."

Death[edit]

In the early morning hours of April 27, 2009, Page died at home in Louisville.[17] His death was consistent with positional asphyxia, an inability to breathe because of body position. "He had a hospital bed at home, and he slid out, which he has done before," said Jim Wesley, a Jefferson County deputy coroner. "His head was lodged between the rail and the bed."[18]

About 100 friends, family and admirers gathered at Our Lady of Mount Carmel for his funeral, which ran more than two hours. Amid tears, gospel music and emotional speeches, messages were read from State Senator Gerald Neal, who praised Page's "gallant fight," and Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson, who said Page's legacy would live on.[13]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
76 fights 58 wins 17 losses
By knockout 48 6
By decision 9 11
By disqualification 1 0
Draws 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
76 Loss 58–17–1 United States Dale Crowe KO 10 (10), 1:56 Mar 9, 2001 United States Peels Palace, Erlanger, Kentucky, U.S. For vacant Kentucky heavyweight title
75 Win 58–16–1 United States Mark Bradley TKO 1 (10), 1:20 Oct 9, 2000 United States Longhead's Bar & Grill, Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
74 Loss 57–16–1 United States Robert Davis TKO 8 (10) Jun 29, 2000 United States Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, New York, U.S.
73 Win 57–15–1 United States Terrence Lewis KO 7 (10), 2:01 Feb 9, 2000 United States Ramada Inn, Rosemont, Illinois, U.S.
72 Loss 56–15–1 Cuba Jorge Luis González UD 10 Nov 14, 1999 United States Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon, U.S.
71 Win 56–14–1 United States Tim Witherspoon RTD 7 (10), 3:00 Jun 18, 1999 United States Crown Coliseum, Fayetteville, North Carolina, U.S.
70 Loss 55–14–1 United States Artis Pendergrass UD 10 Apr 1, 1999 United States Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort Hotel, Worley, Idaho, U.S.
69 Win 55–13–1 United States Harry Daniels KO 2 (10), 1:37 Mar 27, 1999 United States Genesis Convention Center, Gary, Indiana, U.S.
68 Loss 54–13–1 United States Monte Barrett UD 10 Oct 23, 1998 United States Trump Marina, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
67 Win 54–12–1 United States George Harris TKO 1 (10) May 19, 1998 United States Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
66 Win 53–12–1 United States Marion Wilson UD 8 Mar 27, 1998 United States Trump Marina, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
65 Draw 52–12–1 United States Jerry Ballard PTS 10 Jan 31, 1998 United States Ice Palace, Tampa, Florida, U.S.
64 Win 52–12 United States Rocky Bentley TKO 1 (8) Dec 16, 1997 United States Music City Mix Factory, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
63 Win 51–12 United States Harry Daniels PTS 4 Dec 9, 1997 United States Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
62 Win 50–12 United States James Holly TKO 1 (8) Dec 2, 1997 United States Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
61 Win 49–12 United States Nate Jones KO 1 (8) Sep 23, 1997 United States Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
60 Win 48–12 United States Moses Harris TKO 3 Sep 9, 1997 United States Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
59 Win 47–12 United States Robert Boykin KO 1 Aug 19, 1997 United States Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
58 Win 46–12 United States Wes Black TKO 1 Jun 24, 1997 United States Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
57 Win 45–12 United States Frankie Hines KO 1 Jun 17, 1997 United States Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
56 Win 44–12 United States Jerry Barnes TKO 1 Jun 10, 1997 United States Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
55 Win 43–12 United States Armando Turrubiartes KO 1 May 20, 1997 United States Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
54 Win 42–12 United States Frankie Hines TKO 1, 1:06 Jul 23, 1996 United States Blakely's Restaurant & Lounge, Chesapeake, Virginia, U.S.
53 Win 41–12 United States Tyrone Miles KO 1 (10) Jun 15, 1996 United States National Guard Armory, Wentworth, North Carolina, U.S.
52 Win 40–12 United States James Burch TKO 1 (10), 1:54 Jun 12, 1996 United States The Ritz, Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.
51 Win 39–12 United States Robert Jackson TKO 1 (4), 2:57 May 16, 1996 United States Elks Lodge, Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.
50 Loss 38–12 United States Bruce Seldon TKO 9 (12), 0:49 Aug 6, 1993 Puerto Rico Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez, Bayamón, Puerto Rico For IBF Inter-Continental heavyweight title
49 Win 38–11 United States Mike Faulkner RTD 7 (10) May 7, 1993 United States Sands Hotel and Casino, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
48 Win 37–11 United States Dan Murphy TKO 3 (10) Jan 30, 1993 United States The Pyramid, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
47 Win 36–11 United States Kevin P Porter TKO 8 (10) Dec 13, 1992 United States The Mirage, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
46 Loss 35–11 Italy Francesco Damiani UD 10 Sep 12, 1992 United States Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
45 Win 35–10 United States James Smith UD 10 Jun 26, 1992 United States CSU Convocation Center, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
44 Loss 34–10 United States Donovan Ruddock RTD 8 (10), 3:00 Feb 15, 1992 United States The Mirage, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
43 Win 34–9 United States Joey Christjohn TKO 1 (10) Nov 29, 1991 United States The Mirage, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
42 Win 33–9 United States Fred Whitaker KO 2 Jun 8, 1991 United States Civic Arena, St. Joseph, Missouri, U.S.
41 Win 32–9 United States Mark Young TKO 3 (8), 2:28 Mar 18, 1991 United States The Mirage, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
40 Loss 31–9 United States Mark Wills TKO 6 (10), 1:34 May 19, 1990 United States Caesars Palace, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
39 Win 31–8 Netherlands Antilles Martis Fleming TKO 1 (10), 1:36 Mar 17, 1990 United States Las Vegas Hilton, Winchester, Nevada, U.S.
38 Win 30–8 United States Charles Woolard KO 2 Jul 21, 1989 United States Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
37 Win 29–8 United States Harry Terrell TKO 2 (10) May 12, 1989 United States Fieldhouse, Struthers, Ohio, U.S.
36 Loss 28–8 United States Orlin Norris UD 12 Apr 25, 1989 United States Showboat Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. For NABF heavyweight title
35 Win 28–7 United States David Mauney KO 1 Mar 24, 1989 United States Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
34 Loss 27–7 Australia Joe Bugner UD 10 Jul 24, 1987 Australia Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia
33 Win 27–6 United States James Broad MD 10 May 30, 1987 United States Las Vegas Hilton, Winchester, Nevada, U.S.
32 Win 26–6 United States Jerry Halstead KO 8 Nov 22, 1986 United States Las Vegas Hilton, Winchester, Nevada, U.S.
31 Loss 25–6 United States Mark Wills RTD 9 (10), 3:00 Jun 12, 1986 United States Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S.
30 Win 25–5 United States Funso Banjo DQ 8 (10) Apr 30, 1986 United Kingdom Picketts Lock Stadium, London, England
29 Loss 24–5 United States Buster Douglas UD 10 Jan 17, 1986 United States Omni Coliseum, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
28 Loss 24–4 United States Tony Tubbs UD 15 Apr 29, 1985 United States Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, U.S. Lost WBA heavyweight title
27 Win 24–3 South Africa Gerrie Coetzee KO 8 (15), 3:03 Dec 1, 1984 South Africa Superbowl, Sun City, South Africa Won WBA heavyweight title
26 Loss 23–3 United States David Bey UD 12 Aug 31, 1984 United States Riviera, Winchester, Nevada, U.S. Lost USBA heavyweight title
25 Loss 23–2 United States Tim Witherspoon MD 12 Mar 9, 1984 United States Las Vegas Convention Center, Winchester, Nevada, U.S. For vacant WBC heavyweight title
24 Win 23–1 United States Rick Kellar TKO 2 Oct 15, 1983 United States James L. Knight Convention Center, Miami, Florida, U.S.
23 Win 22–1 United States Renaldo Snipes UD 12 May 20, 1983 United States Dunes, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Retained USBA heavyweight title
22 Win 21–1 United States Larry Frazier UD 10 Feb 12, 1983 United States Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
21 Win 20–1 United States James Tillis TKO 8 (12), 0:43 Nov 26, 1982 United States Astrodome, Houston, Texas, U.S. Retained USBA heavyweight title
20 Loss 19–1 Canada Trevor Berbick UD 10 Jun 11, 1982 United States Caesars Palace, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
19 Win 19–0 United States Jimmy Young UD 12 May 2, 1982 United States Playboy Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S. Retained USBA heavyweight title
18 Win 18–0 United States Scott LeDoux TKO 4 (12), 0:10 Dec 11, 1981 The Bahamas Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre, Nassau, Bahamas Retained USBA heavyweight title
17 Win 17–0 United States George Chaplin SD 12 Aug 22, 1981 United States Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S. Retained USBA heavyweight title
16 Win 16–0 Uruguay Alfredo Evangelista KO 2 (10), 0:40 Jun 12, 1981 United States Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
15 Win 15–0 United States Marty Monroe RTD 5 (12), 3:00 Apr 11, 1981 United States Concord Resort Hotel, Thompson, New York, U.S. Retained USBA heavyweight title
14 Win 14–0 United States Stan Ward RTD 7 (12), 3:00 Feb 7, 1981 United States Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S. Won vacant USBA heavyweight title
13 Win 13–0 United States Dave Johnson TKO 6 (10), 1:51 Oct 2, 1980 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
12 Win 12–0 United States Leroy Boone TKO 6 (10) Sep 12, 1980 United States Louisville Gardens, Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
11 Win 11–0 United States Larry Alexander KO 6 (10) May 16, 1980 United States Rupp Arena, Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.
10 Win 10–0 United States George Chaplin MD 10 Apr 5, 1980 United States Louisville Gardens, Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
9 Win 9–0 United States Clayman Parker KO 1 (10), 3:09 Mar 8, 1980 United States The Aladdin, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
8 Win 8–0 United States Victor Rodriguez KO 3 (8), 2:45 Feb 1, 1980 United States Louisville Gardens, Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
7 Win 7–0 United States Ira Martin TKO 1 (6), 1:03 Dec 14, 1979 United States Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
6 Win 6–0 United States James Reid KO 1 (8), 1:52 Nov 24, 1979 United States Metropolitan Sports Center, Bloomington, Minnesota, U.S.
5 Win 5–0 United States Frank Brown TKO 3 (8), 0:50 Oct 18, 1979 United States Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
4 Win 4–0 United States Oliver Philipps TKO 4 (8), 2:11 Sep 22, 1979 United States Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
3 Win 3–0 United States James Knox KO 2 (4) Aug 19, 1979 United States Metropolitan Sports Center, Bloomington, Minnesota, U.S.
2 Win 2–0 United States Jerry McIntyre KO 1 (4), 0:52 Jun 1, 1979 United States Commonwealth Convention Center, Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
1 Win 1–0 United States Don Martin KO 2 (6), 0:36 Feb 16, 1979 United States Commonwealth Convention Center, Louisville, Kentucky, U.S. Professional debut

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Sporting positions
Amateur boxing titles
Previous:
Marvin Stinson
U.S. heavyweight champion
1977, 1978
Next:
Tony Tubbs
Regional boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Mike Weaver
USBA heavyweight champion
February 7, 1981 – August 31, 1984
Succeeded by
David Bey
World boxing titles
Preceded by
Gerrie Coetzee
WBA heavyweight champion
December 1, 1984 – April 29, 1985
Succeeded by
Tony Tubbs