Category Archives: Boxing

With trademark cigar and fedora, Bert Sugar, 74, was boxing’s brilliant encyclopedia

MOUNT KISCO, NY – Boxing suffered a great loss Sunday when the sport’s legendary journalist and historian Bert Sugar died at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco of a heart attack following a lengthy battle with lung cancer. He was

With trademark cigar and fedora, Bert Sugar, 74, was boxing’s brilliant encyclopedia

MOUNT KISCO, NY – Boxing suffered a great loss Sunday when the sport’s legendary journalist and historian Bert Sugar died at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco of a heart attack following a lengthy battle with lung cancer. He was

Looking for extra money, Luther Rawlings ended up as a top lightweight title contender

CHICAGO – Luther Rawlings left his hometown of Memphis, Tenn., for Chicago when he was 14 years old without his mother’s permission and with no designs on becoming a professional boxer. “It was not preplanned,” Rawlings told The Ring magazine

Looking for extra money, Luther Rawlings ended up as a top lightweight title contender

CHICAGO – Luther Rawlings left his hometown of Memphis, Tenn., for Chicago when he was 14 years old without his mother’s permission and with no designs on becoming a professional boxer. “It was not preplanned,” Rawlings told The Ring magazine

Fighting the streets, Philadelphia boxer Will Taylor, 46, almost won it all

WEST PHILADELPHIA – Will Taylor was always in a fight. He fought as a classy light-heavyweight in the ring. And he fought the lure of the streets. He had a winning record in the ring. He was not always so

Fighting the streets, Philadelphia boxer Will Taylor, 46, almost won it all

WEST PHILADELPHIA – Will Taylor was always in a fight. He fought as a classy light-heavyweight in the ring. And he fought the lure of the streets. He had a winning record in the ring. He was not always so

Angelo Dundee, 90, trained Muhammad Ali in epic fights with Sonny Liston, Joe Frazier, George Foreman

TAMPA – Angelo Dundee, the Hall of Fame trainer who guided Muhammad Ali’s career, died of a heart attack Wednesday night in Clearwater. Dundee was 90. Dundee had been admitted to a Clearwater-area hospital after suffering a blood clot following

Angelo Dundee, 90, trained Muhammad Ali in epic fights with Sonny Liston, Joe Frazier, George Foreman

TAMPA – Angelo Dundee, the Hall of Fame trainer who guided Muhammad Ali’s career, died of a heart attack Wednesday night in Clearwater. Dundee was 90. Dundee had been admitted to a Clearwater-area hospital after suffering a blood clot following