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Thomas Hearns Steps Up, Willing To Run The Kronk Gym

By Edward Chaykovsky

It was recently reported that Detroit's famous Kronk Gym was closed last Friday, a day after Hall of Fame trainer Emanuel Steward passed away. One of Steward's most famous students, former multi-division champion Thomas Hearns, is willing to continue Steward's tradition by running the Kronk Gym full-time to groom new boxers.

The gym was closed per the direction of Steward's sister, Diane Steward-Jones. She ordered men to take down the Kronk sign and had the memorabilia inside taken away. Hearns would like to reopen the original Kronk, closed by the city in 2006 over financial reasons.

"I really don't know what's going on -- I have no idea," Hearns said. "All I know is that Emanuel wanted things to keep moving. I'm willing to work all the way, not just part-way, in helping Emanuel's dreams," Hearns told USA Today.

"The City of Detroit, the State of Michigan -- if they could clean up the building on McGraw and reopen the gym there, it would be awesome. It would make Emanuel proud and happy. We would be doing it all again."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BoxingGenius27 on 10-29-2012

Was Manny married?

Comment by Carpe Diem on 10-29-2012

[QUOTE=totalstranga;12650272]she might have a good reason. When the original Kronk closed in 2006 or whatever, I thouht I heard on the local news that people were breaking in and stealing the copper piping. [B]This is Detroit, my buddy one had…

Comment by MurkaMan on 10-29-2012

[QUOTE=BigAlexSand;12649679]It's an amazing thing that Hearns is stepping up to the plate, to tale care and carry on the Kronk Legacy! The fact is though, it will never be the same without Emanuel but I enjoy the idea of Hearns…

Comment by MurkaMan on 10-29-2012

[QUOTE=MJ223;12649862][B]Its only right..... I hope it all works out[/B][/QUOTE] Im not going to lie. I almost feel like this could be a bitter type of thing. You know how when your about to die, you wanna burn all of yourstuff…

Comment by T.Horton on 10-29-2012

[QUOTE=D-MiZe;12650382]Steward's just 'out of town' at the moment, right? :peeright:[/QUOTE]that's not what i said. i will murder you. :killyou:

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