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Bert Sugar

Writer and Sports Historian
Bert Randolph Sugar is a writer sports historian who has written over 50 books, mostly about baseball and boxing.  He was the owner and editor of of Boxing Illustrated magazine from 1969 until 1973, and the editor and publisher of The Ring magazine from 1979 to 1983. In 1998, he founded the magazine Bert Sugar's Fight Game. He has appeared as a commentator on HBO, ESPN and in numerous movies about boxing as himself. His most recent book, "Bert Sugar's Baseball Hall of Fame: A Living History of America's Greatest Game," was published in 2009.

Today’s sportswriters don’t have the discipline that their predecessors did. “They’re writing quickly, so there’s no time for thought and cerebral thinking on an article. They’re just banging away.”
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