Iconic Boxing Writer And Historian Bert Sugar Has Died
MOUNT KISKO, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — After a long battle with lung cancer, legendary Boxing writer, historian, and one of the all-time great characters, Bert Sugar, of Chappaqua, New York passed away this Sunday afternoon at the age of 75.
He was surrounded by family at Northern Westchester Medical Center in Mount Kisco. His family said Sugar went into cardiac arrest.
Sugar, instantly recognizable with his brown fedora and cigar, is the author of over 80 books. He will always be remembered as the publisher and editor of “Boxing Illustrated” and later “The Ring” magazine.
After he passed the bar exam, he became one of the original “Mad Men” in the 60s, working at McCann Erickson and J. Walter Thompson....
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