Went into boxing yesterday and heard that Florida Jack passed away recently.
I didn't spend too long training at his club, but man oh man, was that guy ever a character. Always lots of interesting tall tales, and anecdotes my friends and I still laugh about 4 years later.
So I guess the club, and the Hall of Fame, at Yonge and Bloor are shutting down, so it's the end of a little piece of Toronto boxing history.
There's gotta be some people on here who trained at Jack's at some point, and if you did you'll know that it was a unique gym. As archaic as it was in many ways, it'll be sad to see it go. I got KOed for the first time ever there. Good times.
So rest in peace, Jack. From your pals Jon and "Quincy".