Jimmy Glenn Wiki – Jimmy Glenn Biography
Jimmy Glenn was a longtime trainer, cut man and owned “Jimmy’s Corner,” a popular bar near Times Square, for 47 years.
Adam Glenn, the youngest of seven siblings, told ABC News he and his father were diagnosed with the coronavirus around the same time, but as the son recovered, his father’s case, coupled with kidney disease, worsened every day.
When Adam Glenn first announced that his father was diagnosed with COVID-19, he said there was an outpouring of support from in and around the boxing community, and later many people offered to donate.
“My dad has so many people that loved him,” Adam Glenn said on Thursday, adding that once convalescent plasma became an option, he pushed his father’s doctors to get him considered.
Jimmy Glenn Age
Jimmy died at May 7, 2020, at 89 years old.
Jimmy Glenn Family
Jimmy was married to Swietlana who died five years ago. The couple had one son named Adam, a Harvard Law graduate who worked as a corporate attorney before taking over Jimmy’s Corner from this father.
Jimmy Glenn Career
In the 1940s Glenn boxed as an amateur. He boxed as a welterweight and middleweight. Jimmy retired with a 14-2 record.
His year as an amateur boxer, he was defeated by heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson before switching sides in the ring and becoming a trainer in the early ’50s. He worked with numerous boxers such as Patterson, Bobby Cassidy, John Meekins, Howard Davis Jr., Jameel McCline, Terrence Alli, and Mark McPherson as a cornerman.
Glenn opened a bar in 1971 after a long and fruitful career in the boxing world, as a fighter and a trainer. The bar was filled with boxing memorabilia and is a go-to spot for fans of the sport, as well as a favourite for anybody looking for a no-frills drinking spot near Times Square. The neighbourhood became a tourist destination filled with chains and high-priced entertainment and Jimmy’s has remained an oasis of nostalgic, down-to-earth vibes with reasonable prices in the area.
Jimmy Glenn Illness, Death and Cause
Jimmy died of coronavirus on Thursday, as reported by Boxing Scene.
Jimmy Glenn was admitted to NYU Langone Medical Center over two weeks ago, and his family learned on Wednesday that he was going to receive a convalescent plasma treatment after a litany of other medications weren’t working.
“His condition rapidly worsened overnight, and finally his body just did not have the strength to continue fighting,” Adam Glenn wrote.