Originally Posted by fatcity
Disgraceful move by his sister-but then again we are talking Detroit here.
The legendary Kronk gym in Detroit has been shut down and the sign took down, in an unpredicted move by Manny Steward's sister, Diane Steward Jones.
Workmen were instructed to begin with the removal of the famous gold and red sign that greeted all that walked through it's famous doors. Next went all the famous fight pictures and posters adorning the walls.
"There are people in the gym, scavengers, who would try and take everything out of my brother’s gym," she told press.
"I’ve alerted the police. People are not going to rape and ravage that place. There will be nothing left. The ring is even being removed."
Steward-Jones is considering locking up the gym for ever, which will sadly mean that many aspiring fighters and established professionals will have to seek training elsewhere.
"They’ll have to find somewhere else to go for a week, I don’t know. I've still got my ass-kicking boots on. Emanuel was counting on me to protect his stuff from less than honest people and I’m going to do it."
Sounds a bit extreme but like you say, it is Detroit. She sounds very bitter.