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BERT SUGAR FAMILY
VISITS HALL OF FAME
CANASTOTA, NY - AUGUST 23, 2012 - Jennifer Frawley, daughter of late Hall of Fame writer / commentator Bert Randolph Sugar, recently visited the Hall of Fame Museum accompanied by her husband, Joe, and son, Will. The Frawley’s spent time viewing Sugar’s memorabilia including this famous typewriter, fedora, cigar, madras patchwork pants, as well as his plaque on the Hall of Fame Wall.
“We really enjoyed visiting the Boxing Hall of Fame. It was one of my dad’s favorite spots in the world. He always enjoyed his time here and we felt his energy while visiting. Thank you to everyone for their hard work and dedication,” said Frawley. Born June 7, 1937 in Washington, DC, with his trademark fedora and cigar, Sugar was a fixture at ringside and one of the most recognizable figures in boxing. 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. Additionally, he was a longtime contributor to HBO Boxing. The flamboyant Sugar also appeared in several motion pictures, including Rocky Balboa, Play it to the Bone, 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." In 2005, Sugar was elected into the Hall of Fame. Below are a few snapshots of the Frawley's visit to “Boxing’s Hometown.” Click on images below for a larger view.
Jennifer Sugar Frawley by her father's HOF plaque