By: Matt Yanofsky
The legendary Kronk Gym is down for the count. Today it was announced that due to lack of finances, the gym would have to be closed. Kronk was run by legendary trainer Emanuel Steward. Steward trained legends like Thomas Hearns, Alexis Arguello, Oscar De La Hoya, Julio Cesar Chavez, and Lennox Lewis at the gym. It was estimated that it would cost over 1 million dollars annually to keep the doors open.
Steward had fundraisers to try and keep the gym alive but to no success. The city of Detroit said the gym must be closed. One of the main problems started after thieves stole copper pipes in September, cutting off its water supply. The fighters from Kronk will now train at a local Gold