Bert Sugar


Apr 5, 2006

Bert Randolph Sugar, known as "the guru" of boxing, is one of the most flamboyant and charismatic writers ever to capture the drama of fights and fighters on paper--and now the Internet. One of the most recognizable personalities in the sport, Sugar--with his trademark fedora and cigar the size of Larry Holmes' left arm--has been called "entertaining, insightful and eminently colorful."

A member of the Boxing Hall of Fame, he has edited The Ring, Boxing Illustrated and Fight Game magazines and has authored over 60 books, including "Great Fights," "Bert Sugar on Boxing," "100 Years of Boxing," "Sting like a Bee" (with Jose Torres) and his newest, "Boxing's Greatest Fighters." But over and above being called "The Greatest Boxing Writer of the 20th Century" by the International Veterans Boxing Association, Sugar has turned his talent to other media, working with HBO and appearing in several movies, including "The Great White Hype" with Samuel L. Jackson, "Night and the City" with Robert DeNiro, "Play it to the Bone," with Antonio Banderas and Woody Harrelson and has a cameo role in the new "Rocky" movie due out this fall.