KRONK Boxing Gym adds youth development program, supporting youth in the community both physically and educationally – CW50 Detroit


Southfield (CW50) – The KRONK name is synonymous with championship boxing, and since the championship, Detroit boxer Emanuel Steward has been training these boxers at the KRONK Recreational Center. Steward is considered by many to be boxing’s most acclaimed manager/trainer. He has experienced every aspect of the game. From being the National Golden Glove Champion to managing and training over 40 World Champions.

Opening of KRONK Boxing Gym (Courtesy of KRONK Sports)

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After the KRONK name disappeared for many years, the program was reopened by the Stewards family after his death. The program was run in partnership with Stewards’ daughter, Sylvia Steward-Williams. While the program was building a team that helped young athletes train in the sport of boxing, Sylvia had met Jeff Styers, the CEO of Norwayne Boxing Gym. In his boxing gym, Styers had developed a youth development program. Sylvia Steward-Williams and Jeff Styers have teamed up in a partnership to help improve both of their communities. Details of this partnership will be announced on Community Connect this Saturday at 7 a.m. on CW50.

Community Connect Host Jackie Paige with KRONK Boxing Gym Partner Sylvia Steward-Williams

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Steward-Williams joins Jackie Paige on Community Connect to talk about KRONK Boxing Gym, what the future looks like for the kids in the program, and how the sport can help youth in our community.

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look Community Connection, Saturday at 7 a.m. on CW50


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