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Michigan
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Post Number: 98
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Posted on Saturday, April 28, 2007 - 9:58 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Does anyone know what the current condition is of the world famous kronk gym on Mcgraw?
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Posted on Sunday, April 29, 2007 - 9:38 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Detroit is home to what is possibly the most famous boxing gym in the world, as well as perhaps the greatest trainer in the world. Kronk has produced 27 world champions, emmanuel stewart is famous beyond boxing. But no one in Detroit knows about this place.
I know Emmanuel was talking about closing the gym in 2006, I was hoping the city, or some rich wolverine would help him keep it open. It is a real asset to the neighborhood.
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Buddyinrichmond
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Posted on Sunday, April 29, 2007 - 10:00 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Maybe if the neighborhood would stop stealing the plumbing the neighborhood could have something nice.
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J_to_the_jeremy
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Posted on Sunday, April 29, 2007 - 10:24 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

They have fights broadcast on Comcast Local every once in a while with Kronk boxers.
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Club_boss
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Posted on Sunday, April 29, 2007 - 10:56 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://www.kronkgym.com/
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Michigan
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Post Number: 101
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Posted on Sunday, April 29, 2007 - 12:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I heard about the plumbing.
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Concon
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Posted on Sunday, April 29, 2007 - 4:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Kronk Gym was named for Detroit Councilman John Kronk, one of the original nine, when the Detroit power structure changed the rules in 1918 preventing minority representation with the old ward system that many today believe more viable.

Anyone for returning to the ward system???????

Kronk (Krak) was of Polish extraction and conservative so that he was "safe" to be elected by Detroit's monied group. Although there were more Polish Americans than Germans by 1922 in Detroit, few Polish Americans could get elected city-wide. The UAW endorsement was almost a kiss of death so that any moderate or liberal Pol Am could never get elected. Only Leo Nowicki [elected Lt. Gov in 1936 with Frank Murphy], quickly DSR Commissioner, and Anthony Wierzbycki, Detroit finance, solid conservatives made it for a short period. Both were solidly endorsed by the arch-conservative Detroit News.

A Kronk nephew, I believe, was a State Representative.
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Post Number: 103
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Posted on Sunday, April 29, 2007 - 5:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks for the history Concon. I had no idea who Kronk was. Ironic that his name is now attached to a place that has helped move a lot of minority kids out of poverty and trouble. Now if we could do something about that plumbing!

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