ESPN Pays Tribute to Boxing Writer Bert Sugar on ESPN Classic
The boxing world, and the entire sporting world, was dealt another tough blow this weekend, as the legendary Bert Sugar passed from cancer. Sugar will be remembered as a supreme boxing historian and one of the preeminent boxing scribes of all-time, and there will certainly never be anybody quite like him again. He was also boxing’s great link back to the glory days of the ’50s, and we’d like to send our condolences to his family and friends.
ESPN will pay special tribute to iconic boxing writer and sports historian Bert Sugar today on ESPN Classic with fifteen hours of programming beginning at 3 p.m. ET. Sugar passed away on Sunday at the age of 75. Sugar was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2005. According to the Hall’s website, Sugar wrote more than 80 books, including “The 100 Greatest Boxers Of All Time.” He also appeared in a handful of films, including “The Great White Hype” starring Samuel Jackson.
The schedule below:
|Mon, March 26||3 p.m.- 6 p.m.||Ringside: Muhammad Ali-King of the World |
|6 p.m. – 9 p.m.||Ringside: Muhammad Ali-The Final Chapter |
|9 p.m.- 10 p.m.||Muhammad And Larry||ESPN Classic|
|10 p.m. – 11p.m.||The Real Rocky||ESPN Classic|
|11 p.m.-1 a.m.||Ringside: Tyson-Kid Dynamite||ESPN Classic|
|1 a.m. – 4 a.m.||Ringside: Tyson-Champion |
|4 a.m. -5 a.m.||The Real Rocky |
|5 a.m.- 6 a.m.||Muhammad And Larry||ESPN Classic|
Rest in peace, Bert Sugar – I’m sure the cigars in heaven are mighty fine.