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Trainer Travone "Third" Chambers (left) and super middleweight J'Leon Love. Photo courtesy of Travone "Third" Chambers

The Kronk Khronicles: A chat with Travone “Third” Chambers

John Lepak, a man deeply connected to the original Kronk Gym, recently caught up with friend and trainer Travone ‘Third’ Chambers for a one-on-one chat.

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Trainer and former junior lightweight contender Harold 'Shadow' Knight. Photo courtesy of YetiMMA.com

The Kronk Khronicles: A chat with Harold “Shadow” Knight”

John Lepak, a man deeply connected to the original Kronk Gym, caught up with trainer and former 130-pound contender Harold “Shadow” Knight for a Q&A.

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Former junior middleweight titlist Bronco McKart (left) and James Toney. Photo courtesy of Bronco McKart on Instagram

The Kronk Khronicles: Catching up with Bronco McKart

John Lepak, a man deeply connected to the original Kronk Gym, recently caught up with former junior middleweight titlist Bronco McKart for a one-on-one chat.

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Boxing brand awareness

Today the brands associated with the sport of boxing have become just as important as – if not more than – the sport itself. The President reports.

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The Kronk Khronicles: Trainer, teacher, mentor, psychologist, the ‘Atomic Bull’ and the real-life ‘Rocky’

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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The Kronk Khronicles: Training camp diaries – Jeff Fenech

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

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Quotes, notes and tales of the Wild World of Boxing

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.

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R.I.P. John Kronk Community Center: From the heat, greatness was formed

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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Chatting with the champ: Tim VanNewhouse

When one door closes, sometimes a better door opens. Sounds a lot like the tale of boxing manager Tim VanNewhouse, the subject of Bill Tibbs’ latest Q&A.

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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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