Boxing insider/Kronk aficionado John Lepak returns with a unique, two-part fight week journal: Lennox Lewis vs. Mike Tyson in June 2002.
Tags: Anthony Harris, Bill Kozerski, Biz Markie, Cornelius Bundrage, Corrine Van Ryck DeGroot, Darryl Francis, Don Barden, Emanuel Steward, Fight night Inc., fight week, Fitzgerald's Casino, Gary Shaw, HBO, Jeff Fenech, John Lepak, journal, Kronk Gym, Lennox Lewis, Lewis-Tyson, Lion Promotions, Main Events, Mario Costa, Memphis, Mike McCallum, Mike Tyson, MIssissippi, Nedal Hussein, Panama Lewis, Part Two, Richard Slone, Ronnie Shields, Shelly Finkel, showtime, Stacey McKinley, Steve “Crocodile” Fitch, Tennessee, The Pyramid, Time Warner, Tunica, Viacom
Tags: Bill Kozerski, Brian Young, Cook Convention Center, Don Barden, Fight night Inc., fight week, Fitzgerald's Casino, HBO, John Lepak, journal, Lennox Lewis, Lewis-Tyson, Lion Promotions, Magna Media, Main Events, Memphis, Mike Tyson, MIssissippi, Part One, Prize Fight Promotions, Ronnie Shields, Shelly Finkel, showtime, Stacey McKinley, Tennessee, The Pyramid, Time Warner, Tunica, Viacom, WW Herenton
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.
Tags: Bill Miller, Birthday, Emanuel Steward, Floyd Logan, Happy Birthday, John Kronk Community Center, John Lepak, Ka-Dy King, Kronk Gym, Luther Burgess, Sammy Poe, Thomas Hearns, Walter Smith
How do you define greatness? UCNLive’s own John Lepak has his own meaning, aided by the legacy of the ‘Hitman’ himself, Thomas Hearns.
Tags: Detroit, Emanuel Steward, greatness, Hitman, James Shuler, John Lepak, Kronk Gym, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Michigan, Muhammad Ali, NABF middleweight title, Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns, WBC junior middleweight title
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.
Tags: Bob Probert, Bruise Brothers, Detroit Free Press, Detroit Red Wings, Emanuel Steward, Joey Kocur, John Lepak, Ka-Dy King, Kronk Gym, National Hockey League, Steve Yzerman
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.
Tags: Angelo Dundee, Bill Kozerski, Detroit, Dr. Fred Lewerenz, Dr. Stuart Kirschenbaum, Emanuel Steward, Jim MacDonald, Jimmy Baker, John Lepak, Kronk Gym, Kronk Khronicles, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Michael Moorer, Michigan, Mickey Goodwin, Roberto Duran, Shelly Saltman, Steve Taub, Sugar Ray Leonard, Teddy Atlas, Thomas Hearns, Top Rank Promotions, USA Tuesday Night Fights
Sometimes, you gotta get down with a little boxing history and some of that comes with a heady veteran like the one and only John Lepak.
Tags: Al Albert, Brad Jacobs, John Lepak, Sean O'Grady, Tuesday Night Fights, USA
There was a time in which the words “boxing” and “Trump” were synonymous with one another. And our own John Lepak was there.
Tags: “Whale” Akio Kashiwagi, Atlantic City, Boardwalk Hall, Buster Douglas, Carl Williams, Don King, Donald Trump, Evander Holyfield, Gerry Cooney, HBO, Iran Barkley, John Lepak, Jose Ribalta, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., Larry Holmes, Mark Etess, Michael Spinks, Mike Tyson, New Jersey, Roberto Duran, Stephen Hyde, Trump Casino, Tyrell Biggs
Kronk fighters, some of the most elite – and tragic – boxers in the world. Here are some of their stories. John Lepak reports.
Tags: Bill "Pops" Miller, Bill Kozerski, Danny Paul, Detroit, Dr. Stuart Kirschenbaum, Duane Thomas, Dujuan Johnson, Emanuel Steward, Fadi Faraj, Jermain Taylor, Jimmy Paul, JL "Poison" Ivey, John Lepak, Kronk Boxing Gym, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Marx Street Six, Michigan, Milton McCrory, Mr. Wonderful, Octavio Lara, Rick Griffith, Ricky Womack, Stanley Longstreet, Stevie McCrory, Tarick Salmaci, Thomas Hearns
John Lepak is a boxing cat who’s been around the block. And when it comes to taking trips down Memory Lane, we’re happy to tag along. Here’s one on Leon Spinks.
Tags: Billy Gutz, Don King, Emanuel Steward, Frankie "The Bomb" Bommarito, John Lepak, Kronk Gym, Kronk Khronicles, Larry Holmes, Leon Spinks, Marv Haupt, Muhammad Ali, Sam Lafata, Sports Illustrated, Thomas Hearns
Ray “Boom Boom” Manciniand Steve Kim in UCN's "Gloves Off"
Golden Boy Promotions boasts a new Dynamic Duo on ESPN2
Thompson Boxing Promotions back on the grind
Wheel and deal: Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez set to rematch…again
Bridging the gap to Errol Spence Jr. vs. Terence Crawford
Errol Spence Jr. impresses in a weekend of world title bouts
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