Born June 7, 1937 in Washington, DC, Sugar is one of the most recognizable figures in boxing.
With his trademark fedora and cigar, "The Hat" has been a fixture at ringside over the past 30 years.
Sugar graduated from the University of Maryland and attended law school at the University of Michigan. After passing the bar in the District of Columbia, he briefly practiced law before relocating to New York City where he excelled in the advertising world, creating the famous "N-E-S-T-L-E-S, Nestles makes the very best" ad campaign.
By the early 1970s, Sugar pursued his passion for boxing and writing and became editor of Boxing Illustrated. From 1979-1983 he served as editor-in-chief of The Ring and in 1998 founded Fight Game magazine. A prolific writer, Sugar has penned over 80 books, including Sting Like a Bee, Inside Boxing and The 100 Greatest Boxers of All Time. His articles have appeared in noted publications including Sports Illustrated, Sports Business Journal, and The New Yorker. The flamboyant Sugar has also appeared in several motion pictures, including Night and the City and The Great White Hype.
In 1990, Sugar was the recipient of the Boxing Writers Association's Nat Fleischer Award for "Excellence in Boxing Journalism."
Born: June 7, 1937
Died: March 25, 2012