Jimmy Glenn Wiki – Jimmy Glenn Bio
Jimmy Glenn is a world boxing legend from South Carolina, he ran a popular Times Square dive bar called Jimmy’s Corner. Jimmy dedicated 70 years of his life to the sport of boxing.
Jimmy Glenn Age
He was 89 years old.
Jimmy Glenn Wife & Children
Jimmy was married to Swietlana, who died five years ago. The couple had a son named Adam, a Harvard Law graduate who worked as a corporate attorney before taking over this father’s Jimmy’s Corner.
Jimmy Glenn Career
As an amateur boxer, Glenn was defeated by heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson before switching sides in the ring and becoming a trainer in the early ’50s. As a cornerman, he worked with numerous boxers such as Patterson, Bobby Cassidy, John Meekins, Howard Davis Jr., Jameel McCline, Terrence Alli, and Mark McPherson.
In the 1940s Glenn boxed as an amateur. He boxed as a welterweight and middleweight. Jimmy retired with a 14-2 record. As an amateur boxer, he was defeated by heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson before switching sides in the ring and becoming a coach in the early 1950s. He worked with numerous boxers including Patterson, Bobby Cassidy, John Meekins, Howard Davis Jr. Jameel McCline, Terrence Alli and Mark McPherson as cornerback. Glenn opened a bar in 1971 after a long and fruitful career in the boxing world, as a fighter and coach. The bar was filled with boxing memorabilia and is a landmark for sports fans as well as a favorite for anyone looking for a no-frills drinking spot near Times Square. The neighborhood became a tourist destination filled with high-end chains and entertainment, and Jimmy has continued to be an oasis of nostalgic and reasonably priced vibes in the area.
Jimmy Glenn Death & Cause
He died on Thursday, May 7, 2020, at the age of 89, due to complications from the coronavirus. An online user tweeted: “This is very sad news. Jimmy’s corner is one of the best places in town. I’ve loved that bar ever since I bumped into it a few months after moving here in 2008, and Jimmy and his son always made me feel very welcome, even when the place was full. rest in power, Jimmy Glenn. “Sad day. No more updates. He woke up to Adam Glenn’s message that his dad Jimmy, everyone’s dad, was gone. Jimmy Glenn, 89, fought the good fight, and New York and boxing lost a great man I have no more words to describe our beloved Jimmy’s Corner owner RIP friend.