For a casual fan like me, Bert Sugar's writing in both books and essays made boxing accessible beyond the stylized movies, I'm sure he'll be missed in boxing circles and beyondQuote:
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MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Longtime boxing writer and historian Bert Sugar died Sunday at a Westchester, New York hospital. He was 74.
Sugar, known for his trademark fedora and cigar, was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame in 2005.
According to the Hall of Fame's website, Sugar was a graduate of the University of Maryland and attended law school at Michigan. He briefly practiced law after passing the bar in Washington, DC and also worked in advertising before pursuing his passion for boxing.