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Oba Carr: Made in the Motor City

Our own John Lepak takes a look back at the career highlights of an uncrowned welterweight king – and steel-tough Detroit native – Oba Carr.

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The Kronk Khronicles: The forgotten warriors of Kronk

Few people in Our Sport truly know what the heartbeat of Detroit’s Kronk Gym system really sounded like. Our own “Lightning” John Lepak is one of them.

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What if? Mark Breland vs. Sugar Ray Leonard: An amateur showdown

It’s fun to make mythical matches between two of your favorite boxers whom never met…but it’s hardcore to create amateur scenarios. Enter John Lepak.

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The Kronk Khronicles: The men, the myths, the legends – Looking back at 1984

Few people in Our Sport truly know what the heartbeat of Detroit’s Kronk Gym system really sounded like. Our own John Lepak is one of them.

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Lennox Lewis vs. Mike Tyson memoirs: Part two

Boxing insider/Kronk aficionado John Lepak returns with a unique, two-part fight week journal: Lennox Lewis vs. Mike Tyson in June 2002.

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Lennox Lewis vs. Mike Tyson memoirs: Part one

Boxing insider/Kronk aficionado John Lepak returns with a unique, two-part fight week journal: Lennox Lewis vs. Mike Tyson in June 2002.

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Emanuel Steward: The true definition of a boxing trainer

On July 7, Emanuel Steward would have celebrated his 72nd birthday. Unfortunately the King of Kronk is no longer with us but his legacy will never die.

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Thomas Hearns and the measuring stick of greatness

How do you define greatness? UCNLive’s own John Lepak has his own meaning, aided by the legacy of the ‘Hitman’ himself, Thomas Hearns.

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Bob Probert: Even the Kronk heat couldn’t melt the Baddest Man on Ice

Our own John Lepak returns this week with another tale of the fabled Kronk Gym, this time, featuring late, great pro hockey legend Bob Probert.

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The Kronk Khronicles: Jan. 22, 2016

Few people in Our Sport truly know what the heartbeat of Detroit’s Kronk Gym system really sounded like. Our own John Lepak is one of them.

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