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.
Tags: "Sugar Ray" Lon Myers, Danny "Mad Dog" Paul, Danny Paul, Detroit, Emanuel Steward, Gerald McClellan, Jimmy Paul, John Lepak, John Mugabi, Kevin Whaley-El, Kronk, Kronk Gym, Kronk Khronicles, Lon Myers, Marx Street, Michigan, Mike Tyson, op-ed, opinion, opinions, Teddy Roosevelt, Thomas Hearns, Willie “Dynamite” Smith, Willie Smith, Wolf Mueller
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.
Tags: amateurs, boxing, dream fight, Emanuel Steward, John Lepak, Kronk Gym, Mark Breland, mythical fight, Olympics, Sugar Ray Leonard
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: 1984, Aurelio Lopez, Bill Kozerski, Bill Miller, Billy Giles, Detroit Tigers, Duane Thomas, Emanuel Steward, Evander Holyfield, Hector Camacho, Hilmer Kenty, Jackie Kallen, Jerry Page, Jimmy Paul, John Lepak, Josephine Abercrombie, Kronk, Kronk Gym, Kronk Khronicles, Luther Burgess, Main Events, Mark Breland, Mike Ilitch, Mike McCallum, Mike Tyson, Milton McCrory, Pat Nappi, Pernell Whitaker, Prentiss Byrd, Rickey Womack, Stevie McCrory, The Kronk Khronicles, Thomas Hearns, Tom Vacca, Tony Tucker, Tyrell Biggs, Walter Smith
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
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
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