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Old 03-26-2012, 03:09 AM   #31
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Ah bummer!!, was always a fan and loved seeing him on the ESPN classic shows, another colourful boxing character we've lost this year.

RIP
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Old 03-26-2012, 03:33 AM   #32
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RIP

Sorry to hear this. He was certainly a fun character, even if I did disagree with many of his evaluations.
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Old 03-26-2012, 03:44 AM   #33
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Damn, I'm so shocked all of the classic boxing faces seem to be dissappearing.

Even tho i definently didn't agree with some of what he said, he truly loved the sport and was great ambassador. RIP.
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Old 03-26-2012, 03:57 AM   #34
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Wow, thatīs surprising and shocking. RIP. Sad day.
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Old 03-26-2012, 04:00 AM   #35
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RIP Bert. You will be hard to be replaced. Enjoy your cigars.
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Old 03-26-2012, 04:31 AM   #36
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Some might disagree with his views but the guy loved the sport.

Rest in piece.
A true character of the game R.I.P.
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Old 03-26-2012, 04:58 AM   #37
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It's strange, because just last night I was watching that ESPN show with Brian Kenny, where Bert Sugar was running down the list of his personal top 10 heavyweights. I never thought that today I'd hear news of his passing.
Very shocked by this...

I liked his writng a lot...some classic lines.

(On Buster Douglas) "Holyfield looked like he spent six months on a desert island, and Buster looked like he spent six months on a dessert island."

(On Richard Steele, after stopping the Tyson v Ruddock fight): "Steele looked like a fly in ointment: attracting comment and mention but hardly enjoying it."

Boxing's biggest personalities are dying off. Awful news.

RIP, Bert.
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:26 AM   #38
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RIP for Bert Sugar. While not a true historian, Sugar was a boxing original. A great story teller and ambassador to the game.
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:49 AM   #39
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Rip.
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:33 AM   #40
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enjoyed him on the espn ringside shows rip
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:34 AM   #41
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Rest in peace, Mr. Sugar.
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:22 AM   #42
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RIP Bert...bought most of his books...I liked him...
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:52 AM   #43
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I knew there was a reason I liked Ring Magazine during those years, and the other magazine he edited.RIP Bert.
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:27 PM   #44
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A significant loss for the sport, he may of polarized views, but everyone knew of him.
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:10 PM   #45
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I remember him walking around NY city with his hat and cigar, you knew it was him...he was a boxing character from the old school of Damon Runyon characters...RIP Bert Sugar
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