Boxing writer Bert Sugar dies

Phil Jay 25/03/2012

Boxing writer Bert Sugar, famed for his fedora and cigar, has passed away over the weekend at the age of 75.

The iconic scribe, who was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame in 2005, suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday after a battle with lung cancer and died at Northern Westchester Hospital in New York.

Sugar was born in Washington in 1936 and studied law before becoming a writer in the 1970’s and covered some of the biggest fights of the era, including some of Muhammad Ali’s greatest nights.