International Boxing Hall of Fame
Emile Griffith, the elegant world champion whose career was overshadowed by the fatal beating he gave Bennie Paret in a 1962 title bout that darkened all of boxing, died Tuesday. He was 75.
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.