The accolades and obituaries are showing up for a 'character' who was at home around the fights.
Bert Sugar, Hall of Fame boxing writer, dies
Mount Kisco, N.Y. -- Bert Sugar, a boxing writer and sports historian who was known for his trademark fedora and ever-present cigar, died Sunday of cardiac arrest. He was 75.
Mr. Sugar was born in Washington, D.C., in 1936. He graduated from Maryland and went to law school at Michigan. He passed the bar in his hometown and worked in advertising in New York City before he got into writing in the 1970s.
Mr. Sugar was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2005. According to the hall's website, Mr. Sugar wrote more than 80 books, including "The 100 Greatest Boxers of All Time."
He also appeared in a handful of films, including "The Great White Hype," starring Samuel L. Jackson.