Philly Gym Gives Birth To Boxing Legends


WELL, ABC BOXING GYM IN NORTH FILL GAVE BIRTH TO LEGEND IN THE WORLD OF BOXING. IT IS ALSO PLACE THAT HAS ATTRACTED THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN AND IT THE IS CHANGING THEIR LIVES FOR THE BETTER. CHERRI GREGG FROM OUR SISTER STATION KYW NEWS RADIO CAUGHT UP WITH THE MAN AT CENTER OF IT ALL. JUST DOING A GREAT LIFE. REPORTER: JENKINS SENIOR HAS COME HERE TO THE ABC BOXING GYM NEARLY EVERY SINGLE DAY, FOR 45 YEARS, AND DURING THAT TIME, HE HAS SEEN QUITE A BIT. A LOT OF LESSONS, UPS AND DOWN, LOT OF COMING THROUGHS. REPORTER: FORMER BOXERS JENKINS AKA FREDDIE J COACHED SOME OF THE BEST IN THIS RING. WE HAD REPUTATION OF REAL TOUGH GYM. REPORTER: TRAINING BOXERS LIKE GOLD MEDALIST DAVID READ AND IFB CHEW CHEW CHARLIE BROWN WHO TOOK JENKINS AROUND THE WORLD. THAT IS ME RIGHT THERE. REPORTER: NO MATTER WHERE HE WENT THIS PLACE WAS HOME TO HIS BIG OLD HEART. YOU HAVE TO BE A PSYCHOLOGIST, YOU HAVE TO BE A DOCTOR, YOU HAVE TO BE A LAWYER. REPORTER: IT WAS HERE JENKINS MENTORED MORE THAN 2,000 KIDS IN THIS RING. WE BUILD A FOUNDATION WITH THE INDIVIDUAL, AND THEN THAT IS ALWAYS BOXING. REPORTER: RESTLESS OPPOSITE ON PERSEVERANCE, COMMITMENT AND DEIRE TO WIN ARE VISIBLE ON HIS WALL OF CHAMPIONS AND LIVING AND BREATHING IN THE RING. GROWING UP I USED TO HEAR THOSE STORIES. REPORTER: FRANK JUNIOR IS ONE OF THE HIS NINE CHILDREN WITH TEN WINS AND THREE LOSSES , HE IS ONLY ONE TO TURN PRO. MY FATHER WAS A FIGHTER, TRAINER, AND FIGHTER, TRAINER. REPORTER: WALKING IN HIS DAD’S FOOTSTEPS, IT IS JUST ONE PART OF JENKINS LARGE LEGACY, FAMILY, AND THIS LAY THAT WILL KEEP GOING. GOD WILLING I WILL GET TO DO MORE. REPORTER: IN NORTH

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