By Bob Ryder/Photos: Bob Ryder
Friends, fans, supporters, and former champs of the Kronk Gym gathered on Wednesday night for drinks, dinner, and boxing as Emanuel Steward hosted a fundraiser at downtown Detroit’s Motor City Casino. Miguel Cotto flew in at his own expense and helped raise some funds by donating a signed pair of gloves for auction. “It is a great pleasure to be here in Detroit in Emanuel’s hometown, for this important Fundraiser event of the famous Kronk gym that has help develop the talent of hundreds of kids and taking them out of the streets and teaching them the values and respect for their teammates,” said Cotto. “It’s a real honor for me to be part of the legacy and the family of the Kronk Gym.”
Kronk champions of the past Thomas Hearns, Milton McCrory, Hilmer Kenty and Jimmy Paul were all present to help keep alive the Kronk name that meant so much to their respective careers.
A short amateur card featuring Kronk fighters versus opponents from Canada and other local clubs closed out the night.
Anyone interested in learning more about the Kronk Gym Foundation or who wish to help this worthwhile cause can find further information at www.kronkgymfoundation.com