เกร็ก เพจ อดีตแชมป์โลกรุ่นยักษ์ตายแล้วเมื่อวันจันทร์ด้วยวัยแค่ 50 หลังได้รับบาดเจ็บทางสมองอย่างรุนแรงเมื่อ 8 ปีก่อน ระหว่างการชกกับนักชกรุ่นลูก และถูกน็อกสลบเหมือดคาเวที
Former heavyweight boxing champion Greg Page died at his Kentucky home on Monday, said his wife Patricia Page said. He was 50. Page suffered a severe brain injury eight years ago at a fight in Louisville and his wife said he died of complications from that fight.
Page was in a coma for a week following the March 2001 World Boxing Association title fight. He suffered a stroke during post-fight surgery and was paralyzed on his left side and received intensive physical therapy.
Page was 42 and had a 58-16-1 career record going into the fight against 24-year-old Dale Crowe. Page hit the canvas after 10 rounds and didn't get up. Page won a 1.2 million dollar suit two years ago over the lack of medical help at the match.
The former sparring partner of Muhammad Ali turned pro at age 20 and knocked out South African Gerrie Coetzee in 1984 to win the world championship title. He lost the belt five months later to Tony Tubbs