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Emanuel Steward's Family Wants To Bring Back Gym

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DETROIT (AP) - Family of the late Hall of Fame boxing trainer Emanuel Steward wants to bring back his former Detroit boxing gym and establish a scholarship fund.

The Detroit Free Press reports Friday that the trainer's sister Diane Steward-Jones and daughter Sylvia Ann Steward-Williams are discussing plans. His daughter owns the Kronk Gym name, trademark and brand. She says a new Kronk location is being considered.

Within 24 hours of Steward's death last year, the Kronk location in Detroit was closed at his sister's request. She said at the time that she was taking things out of the gym, including the boxing ring and historic fight photos and posters, to "safeguard the legacy" of her brother.

Emanuel Steward established the Kronk program in 1971. The original Kronk location closed in 2006.

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