Bert Sugar has been called “the greatest boxing writer of the 20th century” by the International Veterans Boxing Association. A sports-media icon with his trademark cigar and fedora, Sugar appears regularly on ESPN, HBO, and Showtime as a commentator on boxing and baseball. In addition to being the one-time owner and editor of Boxing Illustrated magazine, and editor and publisher of The Ring, Sugar has written more than eighty books on boxing. He lives in Chappaqua, New York.
Teddy Atlas has been a well-respected boxing trainer since 1976, including six years at the legendary Catskill Boxing Club of Cus D’Amato and serving as Mike Tyson’s trainer for the first four years of his career. Atlas joined ESPN in September 1998 to serve as ringside analyst for ESPN2’s weekly series Friday Night Fights, and has also served as a ringside analyst for Showtime, ABC Wide World of Sports, and HBO radio broadcasts. He lives in upstate New York.