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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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Showtime results: Claressa Shields and Christina Hammer win, set up middleweight showdown

On Friday night, Showtime cast its spotlight on women’s boxing and two of its most polarizing participants, Claressa Shields and Christina Hammer.

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Emanuel Steward. Photo credit: Kirthmon F. Dozier DFP

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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Nothing to see here: Anthony Dirrell gets a technical decision over Denis Douglin

On Friday night, FS1 presented a ‘Premier Boxing Champions’ tripleheader, featuring Anthony Dirrell vs. Denis Douglin. Michael Baca II reports.

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Emanuel Steward. Photo credit: Kirthmon F. Dozier DFP

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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