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  1. Bert Sugar remembered

    Michael Woods

    He was one of the icons of the sport. He was a throwback link with his appearance and admirable command of the sport's rich history. Two years later, the hole left by the passing of raconteur extraordinaire Bert Sugar has not and I dare say will not ...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  2. Bos' death still resonates

    Michael Woods

    Matchmaker and New York character extraordinaire Johnny Bos died May 11. Traditionally in our business, we will write about someone's death and then, a few days after, run one or two follow-ups about that person, if he or she was newsworthy. I've nev...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  3. Don King shares why Mayweather and Pacquiao isn't made

    Michael Woods

    He is 80 years old, and if I get to that place, and I told this to his face when he was in Brooklyn watching the ring action at the Aviator Complex on March 24, I do hope I am close to as vibrant, as with it, as in the game, as Don King still is. ...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  4. Keith Olbermann salutes Bert Sugar

    Michael Woods

    Ex Current anchor Keith Olbermann on Monday, when he was still with Current, saluted his first boss, Bert Sugar, who died last Sunday. The tempestuous talker recounted how Sugar, then a young admen on Madison Ave., threw his boss through a window, on...

    Blog | March 31, 2012
  5. Bert Sugar service info

    Michael Woods

    A service for Bert Sugar will be held tomorrow, Saturday, March 31, at the First Congregational Church of Chappaqua, starting at 2:30 PM. Bert's old pal Jules Feiler, the press agent who is known for his inventive stunts which get pub for clients ...

    Blog | March 30, 2012
  6. HBO's Taffet sad about Sugar's passing

    Michael Woods

    I was on the phone today with Mark Taffet, who runs HBO's pay-per-view department, and asked him how he was doing to start off. OK, he said. He sounded sort of glum, actually. I asked why, and he admitted he was a little down because of the dea...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  7. Fond memories of Bert Sugar's hijinks

    Michael Woods

    In the summer of 1979, Bert Sugar hired Randy Gordon, whom he called "a clean-cut little guy," to be his right-hand man at The Ring magazine, which was swirling down the drain after being front and center in a ratings scandal. Gordon edited The R...

    Blog | March 26, 2012
  8. Bert Sugar service will be this Saturday

    Michael Woods

    Bert Sugar used to crack that he gave wife Suzanne "the best 10 minutes of her life." The wisecracking author-editor-raconteur joined her on the rollercoaster that is marriage, with more ups than downs, for 51 years. Suzanne Sugar was kind enough ...

    Blog | March 26, 2012
  9. Rest in peace, Bert Sugar

    Michael Woods

    He was quick with a joke and to light his own smoke, an omnipresent stogie, was Bert Sugar. And he was the man to go to when you wanted some historical background on the sweet science, preferably delivered with a couple of wry cracks. Author-editor-h...

    Blog | March 25, 2012
  10. Bert Sugar battled lung cancer and pneumonia

    Michael Woods

    He was in the hospital for 15 days last month, and he got the sense from the people coming to visit that the doctors didn't think he'd be leaving the hospital of his own volition. But Bert Sugar, the 74 year-old fightgame raconteur extraordinaire, ha...

    Blog | December 16, 2011