Category: Sports

Detroit’s Famous Kronk Gym Destroyed By Fire, ’94 Drug Case Part Of Storied Training Ground’s Legacy

The fabled Kronk Boxing Gym, once home to dozens of world champion prize fighters and the “King of Kronk” himself, legendary trainer Emanuel Steward, burned to the ground on Detroit’s westside over the weekend, ending almost a century standing at the corner of McGraw and Junction. Located inside the basement of what was the Kronk Recreational Center, the gym and its
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Last Of G.S. Lollipop Crew To Leave Lockup, Chicago Outfit Soldier Bobby Salerno Due Out Of Prison This Week

Aging Chicago mafia button man Robert (Bobby the Boxer) Salerno is set to taste freedom for the first time in over 20 years in the coming days. The 82-year old Salerno, a former prize fighter, trainer and promoter, as well as an infamous Outfit enforcer, will be released from a low-security federal prison in Arkansas this weekend after
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Operation Slap Shot: Rick Tocchet Walked On The Wild Side With Wiseguys In 2000s NHL Betting Scandal Says Sources

The New Jersey-based sports-betting ring ran by retired NHL All-Star forward Rick Tocchet wrote its final chapter 10 years ago this month when Tocchet pled guilty to charges of conspiracy and promoting gambling in May 2007. The 53-year old was spared federal prison time in an FBI investigation dubbed Operation Slap Shot and did two years of
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NFL Player’s Father Went Down In Feds’ ‘Operation FedEx’ Bust In Detroit Back In The 1990s

Darryl Funchess, the dad of NFL hybrid tight end-wide receiver Devin Funchess, was convicted of narcotics trafficking out of Detroit, Michigan in a far-reaching federal drug case known as Operation FedEx 20 years ago this spring. Funchess, an up-and-coming pass catcher for the Carolina Panthers who snared two grabs for 40 yards in last year’s
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