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Bert Sugar dead at 74

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  1. mr. sin

    mr. sin Registered User

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    Boxing suffered a great loss Sunday when the sport’s legendary journalist and historian Bert Sugar died at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco of a heart attack following a lengthy battle with lung cancer. He was 74.

    Only a few close friends knew that Sugar was battling cancer. And he wanted it that way. The telephone message on his home office phone in Chappaqua still has Sugar’s voice saying that he was in training for a comeback.

    “He was ageless,’’ said promoter Lou DiBella. “Bert was an older guy, but he was young at heart, young in spirit. He was always (up for) a good time. He was a guy who was omnipresent. I called him to see how he’s doing around a month ago. He was positive. I’d known he wasn’t feeling well. I could tell he wasn’t well.’’

    With his ever-present fedora and cigar, Sugar became the indelible face of boxing for the past four decades, though several of the 80 books that he wrote were devoted to baseball. He also had stints as the publisher and editor of Boxing Illustrated magazine and The Ring magazine and was elected to the Boxing Hall of Fame in 2005.

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  2. iSpeakEloquent

    iSpeakEloquent HENRIK LUUUUUUUUUUUNDQVIST

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    well that's it then, max kellerman is now officially the last person that cares about boxing
     
  3. Absolutely

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    What about the old guy who claimed he could kick Mayweather's ass when he interviewed him?
     
  4. bill333

    bill333 Go Screw!

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    Bert was a good man. Saw him usually once a week. I couldn't handle talking to him on the phone during his illness. I suck at talking on the phone and even worse if it was to talk to someone that's dying. His wife told us to call him but I just couldn't.

    R.I.P. Bert
     
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  6. Stormrider666

    Stormrider666 Hell is home.

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    Put down the booze, type his name into a search engine and you'll find out who he is.
     

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