Born April 6, 1935 in West Ham in East London. Hart developed a passion for boxing at a young age after hearing stories about legendary fighters Ted “Kid” Lewis and Jackie “Kid” Berg from his brothers and father.
Following two years of national service he began his journalism career at the Daily Herald as a news reporter in 1958. He joined the sports department in 1962 and began covering boxing in 1964. After The Herald folded, he was boxing correspondent of the broadsheet The Sun. In 1969 The Sun was relaunched as a tabloid and Hart was named boxing correspondent. His first assignment in America for the paper was the Muhammad Ali – Joe Frazier “Fight of the Century” at Madison Square Garden on March 8, 1971. In the course of his nearly 50 year career he has covered boxing around the world, sitting ringside for such legendary fights as Foreman vs. Norton, Ali vs. Foreman, Ali vs. Frazier III, Leonard vs. Hearns I and bouts involving Ken Buchanan, Joe Calzaghe, Lennox Lewis and Ricky Hatton. After 31 years he retired in 2000, but returned to serve as The Sun’s boxing columnist.
Known as “The Voice of Boxing” Hart is the first British writer to win the prestigious Nat Fleischer Award for “Excellence In Boxing Journalism” from the BWAA (2011).
Born: April 6, 1935