Found March 30, 2012 on The Queensbury Rules:
R.I.P., Bert Sugar, the great boxing historican and icon we lost earlier this week. We talk a lot in this space about what moves casual fans, and one of the most common topics that come up when I tell people I write about boxing is, "Do you know that guy with the fedora and the cigar?" That's how fundamental he has been for so, so many years to the sport -- when people hear the word "boxing," they often think of Bert. It's that big a loss.To answer the question about whether I knew that guy with the fedora and the cigar: I've talked to him several times, and drank with him, same as a great many writers and fans. As an interview subject, he was a dream -- deeply knowledgeable, quick with the great anecdote, absolutely quote-worthy with every word. He knew the role he played well (I once asked him where his quips came from; he said it was a mix of formulating them in advance and spontaneity), but despite the self-typecasting, he was such a great charact...

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