Alan N. "Goldy" Goldstein, a retired Baltimore Sun sports reporter and columnist whose primary beats during his four-decade career were professional boxing and basketball, died Monday of liver failure at a son's Glen Arm home.
He was 82.
"Al was the consummate pro and one of the best boxing writers of his era," said Vito Stellino, a former Sun football reporter who is now on the sports staff of The Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville, Fla.
"He knew all of the great figures like Mike Tyson and Sugar Ray Leonard, right on down to the trainers," Mr. Stellino said. "He was close to all the boxers and was very plugged in and covered all...