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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. Seth Mitchell looking to cause mayhem

    Kieran Mulvaney

    My late friend Bert Sugar would frequently opine, when asked about the dire state of the contemporary American heavyweight boxing scene, that "the best heavyweight in America today is Ray Lewis." He was not commenting specifically on the pugilistic a...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Bert Sugar, one of a kind, will be missed

    Dan Rafael

    Bert Sugar was a friend of mine since I met him shortly after arriving on the boxing beat in 2000. We had a lot of laughs and countless great boxing discussions over the past dozen years or so. I called him "Uncle" Bert. And he would respond by ca...

    Blog | March 25, 2012
  11. Fans, athletes remember Bert Sugar

    Fans, athletes remember Bert Sugar upon his death at age 75.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2012
  12. Fans, athletes remember Bert Sugar

    Fans, athletes remember Bert Sugar upon his death at age 75.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2012
  13. Wallace Matthews -- Bert Sugar was one of a kind

    Wallace Matthews

    One thing is for sure -- we'll never see another Bert Sugar again.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2012
  14. 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
  15. Acclaimed boxing writer Bert Sugar dies of cardiac arrest at 75

    Bert Sugar, an iconic boxing writer and sports historian who was known for his trademark fedora and ever-present cigar, died Sunday of cardiac arrest. He was 75.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2012
  16. Bert Sugar remembers Goody Petronelli

    ESPN.com staff

    This one is a little late in posting, but we'd be remiss not to acknowledge the passing of Goody Petronelli, who, most famously, managed and trained former middleweight champ Marvin Hagler. Bert Sugar offers a memory in the clip, but for more on Petr...

    Blog | February 10, 2012