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    CANASTOTA, NY - OCTOBER 6, 2018 - The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced its flags will fly at half-staff in memory of longtime New York Times columnist Dave Anderson, who passed away on October 4th in Cresskill, NJ. He was 89.

  “Dave Anderson was a remarkable journalist who informed and entertained fans with his writing, particularly his ‘Sports of the Times’ column in the New York Times,” said Hall of Fame Executive Director Edward Brophy.  “The Hall of Fame joins the boxing community in mourning his passing and remembering his impact on the sport of boxing.”

Anderson began working at the New York Times in 1966 as a general assignment sports reporter and became sports columnist in November 1971. His writing earned him many accolades, including the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary for his sports column and the 1994 Associated Press Sports Editors Red Smith Award for distinguished sports column writing. In 1965 he won the E.P. Dutton Award for best magazine sports story for his True magazine article, “The Longest Day of Sugar Ray.” In 1972 he won the E.P. Dutton Award for best sports feature story of the year for a piece on heavyweight champion Joe Frazier. The Boxing Writers Association of America awarded him with the 1973 Nat Fleischer Award for excellence in boxing journalism. He also authored 21 books, including Sugar Ray and In The Corner.

In 2008 Anderson was elected into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
2008 Hall of Fame Inductee Dave Anderson
Below please find photos of Anderson in Canastota. Click on thumbnail to see image:
The Class of 2008 (left to right) - Anderson, Eddie Perkins, Mogens Palle, Frank Warren, Joe Koizumi & Larry HolmesDave Anderson delivers his HOF Induction acceptance speechAnderson and HOF trainer Angelo Dundee pose by the HOF Wall