Emanuel Steward died yesterday, from a malady we can’t pronounce. But his impact on boxing was rather pronounced.
There was no mold for Bert Sugar when he was born, and Lord knows the mold has been broken for decades. I will seriously miss him. There will never be another Bert Randolph Sugar — trust me.
Sugar, instantly recognizable with his brown fedora and cigar, in addition to authoring of over 80 books, worked as the publisher and editor of “Boxing Illustrated” and later “The Ring” magazine.
Bill Gallo, a cartoonist and columnist for the New York Daily News, whose playful characters included depicting the blustering New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner in a spiked Prussian military helmet, has died.