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Page fight on Holyfield undercard is off

Updated: August 10, 2000, 5:38 PM ET
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- James Page will not defend his WBA welterweight title on the Evander Holyfield-John Ruiz undercard because of a dispute over the purse bid for his fight with Andrew Lewis.

Page's manager, James Prince, said Thursday his fighter will not fight on Saturday night and will appeal to the WBA for a new purse bid.

"He definitely won't be fighting," Prince said.

Prince claimed that promoter Don King and the WBA never responded to repeated requests for a new purse bid ...

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