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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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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 Ronda Rousey Effect

Could the crossover popularity of former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey have paved the way for Claressa Shields a a female boxer?

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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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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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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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Chatting with the champ: Former IBF lightweight champion Jimmie Paul

Jimmie Paul’s most well-known victory may have scored him the IBF lightweight title 30 years ago but he keeps on winning today, creating champions in his very prosperous gym in Detroit, Mich. Bill Tibbs reports.

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The Last of the Kronks

Undefeated Tony Harrison is set to face Antwone Smith Friday night on ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fights” but is he ready to carry the legacies of grandfather Henry Hank and the Kronk Gym?

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Shooting stars to shots fired

Kronk fighters, some of the most elite – and tragic – boxers in the world. Here are some of their stories. John Lepak reports.

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