Born August 24, 1911, Nagler is considered one of the deans of boxing writers.
Following stints at the New York Post, Philadelphia Evening Ledger and the Newark Star Eagle, he succeeded Harry Markson as the Home News boxing writer in 1937. An author and sportswriter for over 50 years, Nagler penned a column dominated by boxing and thoroughbred racing called "On Second Thought" for nearly 40 years. The New York Morning Telegraph first ran his column in 1950 and when the paper folded in 1972, The Daily Racing Form printed the column until 1990.
Among the many books he penned include Brown Bomber, James Norris and the Decline of Boxing and Only the Ring was Square with Hall of Fame matchmaker Teddy Brenner.
The former president of the Boxing Writers Association of America (1984-1989), Nagler was awarded with the BWAA's Nat Fleischer Memorial Award for "Excellence in Boxing Journalism" (1972) and the James J. Walker Award for "Long and Meritorious Service to Boxing" (1973).
He died in October 1990.
Born: Aug. 24, 1911
Died: Oct. 22, 1990