Bert Sugar

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Bert Sugar
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Sugar in 2010
Herbert Randolph Sugar

June 7, 1937
DiedMarch 25, 2012(2012-03-25) (aged 74)
Cause of deathCardiac arrest
EducationJD, MBA
Alma materUniversity of Maryland, College Park,
University of Michigan
OccupationBoxing writer,
sports historian
Years active1968 – 2012
Spouse(s)Suzanne Sugar
ChildrenJennifer Frawley,
J.B. Sugar
AwardsInternational Boxing Hall of Fame, Ellis Island Medal of Honor

Bert Randolph Sugar (June 7, 1937 – March 25, 2012) was a boxing writer and sports historian.[1]

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Sugar also appeared in several movies playing himself, including Night and the City, The Great White Hype and Rocky Balboa. Interviews with Sugar feature in Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson. Sugar had been referred to as "Runyonesque" (in reference to Damon Runyon) by Bob Costas, and "one of the foremost historians alive," by the Boston Globe. Along with Lou Albano, he helped write The Complete Idiot's Guide to Pro Wrestling. He wrote a regular sports column for Smoke Magazine.

Death[change | change source]

A cigar-smoker most of his life, Sugar died from cardiac arrest on March 25, 2012. His family was at his bedside in Northern Westchester Medical Center in Mount Kisco, New York. He had spent his remaining years battling lung cancer.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Iconic Boxing Writer And Historian Bert Sugar Has Died". Retrieved March 25, 2012.

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