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Old 10-07-2008, 04:02 PM   #1
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"The legendary Petronelliís gym in Brockton, Massachusetts, where Marvelous Marvin Hagler trained from his first day as an amateur to his last day as a pro, will be moving to a new location after 28 years. The gym, located on the third floor at 28 Petronelli Way, will be moving to a new location within the city due to building owners wanting to expand their restaurant business, add a pool hall, and rent out rooms as apartments or condominiums.
The gym was such a landmark in downtown Brockton that in 1999 city officials changed the name of the street to gym was located at from Ward Street to Petronelli Way.
Aside from the former middleweight champ Hagler, many other notable fighters trained at the gym. Former super middleweight titleholder Steve Collins trained there. Irish heavyweight Kevin McBride trained there leading up to his shocking TKO victory over Mike Tyson in 2005, and recently former heavyweight champ Riddick Bowe began working out there in hopes of making a comeback."-boxingherald.com
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Old 10-08-2008, 02:33 AM   #2
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thats too bad a lot of stories will be left in that bldg.
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Old 10-08-2008, 10:50 AM   #3
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this was my gym for a mere 9 months and i was one of the lucky ones to actually train wit riddick bowe and kevin mcbride cause they were both there at the same time and you cant forget about rockin robby sims and tiger which was marvin haglers main sparrin partner in house and it was shame to see them basically get bought out because they wanna jack up the rent on them goody is a good guys and became almost like a father figure to me i love those guys and petronellis gym may be gone but never forgotten.
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Old 10-08-2008, 03:34 PM   #4
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this was my gym for a mere 9 months and i was one of the lucky ones to actually train wit riddick bowe and kevin mcbride cause they were both there at the same time and you cant forget about rockin robby sims and tiger which was marvin haglers main sparrin partner in house and it was shame to see them basically get bought out because they wanna jack up the rent on them goody is a good guys and became almost like a father figure to me i love those guys and petronellis gym may be gone but never forgotten.
Luckiest man alive! Riddick Bowe is my hero.
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Old 10-13-2008, 10:17 AM   #5
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Hey thumpa i used to train there as well. i was pretty much there everyday last summer and early this year. im wondering if i know you
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Great news the gym is still where it has always been.

I tried to get a quick 30 seconds out of Kevin Mcbride's time. To teach me a combo. He tell's me hit left, right, and then smacks me in the face lol. Lesson well learned haha
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