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Amgasper01
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Posted on Sunday, April 20, 2008 - 4:44 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Going for a drive in a bit and I'm not too familiar with the west side, but I've always wanted to see the Kronk Gym. Where exactly is it located? I cannot find the address anywhere online...
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Jcole
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Posted on Sunday, April 20, 2008 - 6:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It's listed under Kronk Recreation Center, not Kronk Gym.
5555 Mcgraw St, Detroit, MI
It's in the basement of the Kronk Recreation Center
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Ljbad89
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Posted on Sunday, April 20, 2008 - 7:08 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I thought the Kronk Gym in Detroit closed down because thieves stole some metal pipes.
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Long_in_the_tooth
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Posted on Sunday, April 20, 2008 - 7:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

No...but a bully stole some golden teeth.
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Jcole
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Posted on Sunday, April 20, 2008 - 7:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

According to the site I found, it is closed as of 2006, but the building is still standing.
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Lostlegumes
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Posted on Sunday, April 20, 2008 - 8:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

At one point, they were training out of Gold's Gym in Dearborn. I think it was right after someone swiped copper, etc., from the Detroit location a couple years back.
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Jjaba
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Posted on Sunday, April 20, 2008 - 11:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Who were the famous fighters out of Kronk or Brewster Gyms?
jjaba.
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Detroitrise
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Posted on Sunday, April 20, 2008 - 11:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Actully, I heard they re-opened it.
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Jcole
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Posted on Sunday, April 20, 2008 - 11:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thomas Hearns was one.
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Eric_w
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Posted on Monday, April 21, 2008 - 5:41 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hilmer Kenty
Mickey "Sneaky Pea " Goodwin
Milton McCrory
William " Caveman" Lee

Were some of note
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Deandub11
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Posted on Monday, April 21, 2008 - 8:15 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

On another note, I saw hitman and Emanuel Steward at Forte in Southfield a couple weeks ago. Can Steward really not get the funding to reopen the gym or is there something else going on here?

Also, I know Steward trained James Toney at one point

www.DetroitArmy.com
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Bdglsmn
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Posted on Monday, April 21, 2008 - 2:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Stewarts got the money I'm sure but it's probably not a good investment from a business standpoint. That would be a huge undertaking for one person to not only fund the renovation but to also keep the place running. I don't know if the city owns the facility or not but THAT would be a good place for the city to spend a little money IMO. Give the kids in that area something worthwhile to do...
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Ddaydave
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Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 9:45 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

boxing has taken a backseat to MMA (mixed martial arts) opening a new boxing gym may not be a wise investment at all.
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Mauser765
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Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 10:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://www.detroitfunk.com/200 7/08/the_kronk_gym.html
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Chuckjav
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Posted on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 - 10:10 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

A little more Kronk history for you:
http://www.kronkboxingteam.com /Champions.html
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Spacemonkey
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Posted on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 - 12:44 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Krunk?

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