Bert Sugar-- Legit or joke

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  1. NTO D.R.H.

    NTO D.R.H. The Captain

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    I wanted to get your guys input on this. I read an article by Dave Meltzer that says while the public considers Bert Sugar a legit boxing expert/historian, people in boxing consider him a know nothing joke. Meltzer wrote with the caveat that the he doesn't consider himself a boxing expert ( he covers it, especially the ppv numbers and is a fan) but all the boxing experts and historians he uses for reference say Sugar is essentially not the real deal. Any thoughts?
     
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    He was the only one of three who correctly said Mason Dixon would beat Balboa, so he's got my vote.
     
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    He;s a better writer than fight picker , that's for sure.

    I like Burt Sugar personally, he's a well respected historian (because his ass is so old, he actually SAW alot of what he writes about. )

    Like Nat Flietscher before him, he can be a little sentimental towards old fighters.
     
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    Are you crazy? Did you not just read my last post?
     
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    LOL, soooo, he picked Ivan Drago to unify! Sheesh! :icon_chee
     
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    He's forgot more about boxing than most of us currently know.
     
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    Speak for yourself junior.
     
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    Don't forget he also had Lang beating Balboa in the second fight. He seems to not like Rocky, LOL...
     
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    Watch your mouth, I'll slap you like a hobo.
     

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