Young Boxer, Richard Paige, Passes from Stroke
By Fred Ryan
Grand Avenue Boxing Gym
<BR>PORTLAND, Ore. - I'd like to know what happened to an awful nice guy, boxer; <span style="font-weight:bold;">Richard Paige</span> that died a day or so ago. I just got a call on this and was told he had a stroke and went away quick.
He visited us in the hotel for the <span style="font-weight:bold;">Don Chargin </span>promoted event and hugged us all and wished us luck. He was scheduled to compete with <span style="font-weight:bold;">Marcus Pernell </span>in Early October in a rematch.
Wow Man! Whats happening? I understand that nobody gets off this planet alive, but that is way-way too young!
Richard was an angel of a man. May God protect him now.
Editor's note: According to www. boxrec.com, Richard Paige was a cruiserweight with a record of 6-5-1 with two knockouts based out of Sacramento, California.
God rest his soul.