Little Known Black History Fact: Boxer Greg Page

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  • Greg Page was the World Boxing Association Heavyweight champion in 1984 for one year. His professional record after his retirement in 2001 was 58-17-1 with 48 Knockouts. He started fighting while growing up in Louisville and was sparring with Muhammad Ali by the time he was 15. He became the National Golden Gloves heavyweight champion in 1978 at age 20.

    As an amateur, the Louisville, Kentucky native was noticed for defeating Igor Vysotsky, a Russian champion who had fought and won against an Olympic Gold Medalist. He turned pro three years later in 1979.

     

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