Former WBA heavyweight champion Greg Page died at from positional asphyxiation on 27 April 2009. The famous boxer was suffering from paralysis since 2001 fight against Dale Crowe during which he sustained a severe injury in his head in the 10th round. The blow was enough to confine him within a wheelchair till his death. Family members said that there were no oxygen or medical staff at the venue and it took a long time before Page received medial treatment after receiving the blow. His family later accused fight promoter, the owners of the venue, ringside physician Dr. Manuel Mediodia Jr. and Kentucky Athletic Commission, and eventually filed a lawsuit against them. In the end, the case was settled out for $1.2 million.
Now, Greg Page’s family wants him to be the symbol of people who are suffering from brain injuries and raise awareness regarding brain injuries among the people. We pay our tribute to great boxer Greg Page.