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Herbert Randolph Sugar

June 7, 1937
Died March 25, 2012(2012-03-25) (aged 74)
Cause of death Cardiac arrest
Nationality American
Education JD, MBA
Alma mater University of Maryland, College Park,
University of Michigan
Occupation Boxing writer,
sports historian
Years active 1968 – 2012
Home town New York City, New York
Spouse(s) Suzanne Sugar
Children Jennifer Frawley,
J.B. Sugar
Awards International Boxing Hall of Fame, Ellis Island Medal of Honor

Bert Randolph Sugar (June 7, 1937 – March 25, 2012) was a boxing writer and sports historian.



Sugar also appeared in several movies playing himself, including Night and the City, The Great White Hype and Rocky Balboa. Interviews with Sugar feature in Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson. Sugar had been referred to as "Runyonesque" (in reference to Damon Runyon) by Bob Costas, and "one of the foremost historians alive," by the Boston Globe. Along with Lou Albano, he helped write The Complete Idiot's Guide to Pro Wrestling. He wrote a regular sports column for Smoke Magazine.


A cigar-smoker most of his life, Sugar died from cardiac arrest on March 25, 2012. His family was at his bedside in Northern Westchester Medical Center in Mount Kisco, New York. He had spent his remaining years battling lung cancer.

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