Tony Paige (boxing)

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Tony Paige
Born (1953-09-11) September 11, 1953 (age 64)
The Bronx, New York, USA
Occupation Radio host, boxing analyst
Website WFAN profile

Anthony C. "Tony" Paige (born September 11, 1953) is an American radio talk show host and boxing commentator. Based in New York, Paige is an overnight host for WFAN. Save for a three-year stint where he was not working for the station, Paige has hosted programming on WFAN since 1995.

Paige currently shares the overnight duties with John Jastremski. Jastremski takes over the shifts on Fridays and Sundays while Paige hosts Monday through Thursday. Paige also appears on Saturday nights at 10 pm, hosting until 2 am.

Paige attended City College of New York and Florida A&M University.

Career highlights[edit]

From January 1993 to December 1996, Paige served as president of the Boxing Writers Association of America. He was the first black man to hold that position in the 54-year history of the organization.

Paige is also a United States field producer for KOTV, a weekly boxing program based in London, England, that airs in 70 countries worldwide.

Paige has worked as a boxing broadcast journalist for ESPN, ESPN2, Showtime, SHOBOX, Prime Network, MSG Network, and SportsNet New York among various others.

Personal life[edit]

Paige lives in East Windsor Township, New Jersey with his wife and son. Paige is also brother to computer engineer Tim Paige. His oldest son Dante is a former Goldman Sachs employee.

Paige is a Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan, a fact that many callers call attention to on his show.

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