Greg Page (boxer)

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Greg Page (boxer)

Boxer from Louisville, Kentucky add

Category: Boxing

Born in 1958.

Countries: United States (17%), Kentucky (17%), (17%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Heavyweight, Tim Witherspoon, Gerrie Coetzee

Linked to: International Boxing Federation, World Boxing Association, World Boxing Council, World Boxing Organization

 

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Greg Page was born in 1958 add something


1976

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 add something


1977

Page won the National AAU Heavyweight Championship in 1977 add something


1979

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, Kentucky add something


1981

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


1982

Page retained the USBA belt with a unanimous decision over Jimmy Young on May 2, 1982 add something

 

Page returned to defend the USBA belt against contender James "Quick" Tillis in November 1982 add something

 

Trevor Berbick - In 1982 he beat undefeated prospect Greg Page, and in 1984 he moved to Miramar, Florida and signed with promoter Don King


1984

In March 1984, Page fought Tim Witherspoon for the vacant WBC belt add something

 

He was the WBA Heavyweight Champion from December 1984 to April 1985, losing the title in his first defence add something


1985

Page made his first title defense against Tony Tubbs in Buffalo, New York on April 29, 1985 add something


1986

Page returned to face James "Buster" Douglas in January 1986 add something

 

In June 1986, Page competed in a heavyweight tournament at the Forum in Inglewood, California add something


1990

His professional record was 58-17-1 with 48 knockouts, defeating Gerrie Coetzee, Jimmy Young, James "Quick" Tillis, Renaldo Snipes, Alfredo Evangelista, Scott LeDoux, James Broad, James "Bonecrusher" Smith, and Tim Witherspoon in an exceptionally long career, and was a regular sparring partner for Mike Tyson, famously knocking the champ down in a 1990 session add something

 

Before Tyson's upset loss to Buster Douglas in February 1990, Page decked Tyson in a public sparring session add something


1992

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 add something


1993

After winning three straight fights by knockout, Page boxed future WBA Heavyweight Champion Bruce Seldon in August 1993 add something


1998

He went 16-0-1 with 15 knockouts before taking on Monte Barrett in October 1998 add something


1999

After dropping a dubious decision to journeyman Artis Pendergrass, Page had a rematch with Tim Witherspoon in June 1999 add something


2000

By 2000, he was working his first 9-to-5 job, painting dental equipment at Whip-Mix Corp. in the South End of Louisville, Kentucky add something


Greg Page died in 2009 add something

 

In the early morning hours of April 27, 2009, Page died at home in Louisville, Kentucky add something