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
History is often best taught by those who lived it. Fortunately for us, UCNation, our own John Lepak is here with part two of his Laila Ali story.
Tags: Barry Leder, Bill Kozerski, Canada, Casino Windsor, Cobo Center Ballroom, Damon Bingham, Harlan Warner, John Lepak, Johnny McClain, Ka-Dy King, Karen Bill, Laila Ali, Mike Acri, Mike Tyson, Muhammad Ali, Ontario, Steve Crowe, Thomas Hearns, TJ Jewell, Yahya
In a time traveling tale, industry vet John Lepak kicks history with you, Dear UCNation, in part one of a two-part diary focusing on Laila Ali.
Tags: Bill Kozerski, Cornelius Bundrage, Damon Bingham, John Lepak, Ka-Dy King, Laila Ali, Mike Acri, Muhammad Ali, New Champions, Nicolyn Armstrong, Steve Crowe, TJ Jewell
To celebrate the launch of our new series, The Gym Series (Ep. 1 features The Summit), John Lepak brings us behind the curtain and into world famous Kronk Gym in Detroit.
Tags: All Access, Anthony "Baby" Jones, Antwon Leach, Billy Hearns, Darnell Nicholson, Dennis Andries, Emanuel Steward, Fabian Williams, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Frank Tate, Frankie Liles, Gerald McClellan, Jamal Hinton, James Toney, Jimmy Paul, John Kronk Community Center, John Lepak, Ka-Dy King, Kevin Whaley-El, Kronk Gym, Leeonzer Barber, Lon Smith, Mark Breland, Marlon Thomas, Matthew Saad Muhammad, Michael Moorer, Mickey Goodwin, Miguel Angel Gonzalez, Mike Clark, Mike McCallum, Milton McCrory, Oba Carr, oscar de la hoya, Rick Jester, showtime, Stanley Longstreet, Stevie McCrory, Thomas Hearns, Trouble Man
Today, UCNLive.com is proud to feature John Lepak, who is here to share his thoughts on why promoting the sport of boxing isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
Tags: drawbacks, John Lepak, pitfalls, promoting
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