The boxing world is in mourning over the death of Jimmy Glenn, the legendary trainer and New York bar owner being fondly remembered as one of the nicest men in the sport.
Glenn endured a month-long battle with coronavirus before passing away at the age of 89.
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His son Adam confirmed the tragic news in an email on Thursday in the United States.
"It is with the deepest sadness that I tell everyone that early this morning, Jimmy Glenn, my father, passed away," his youngest son, Adam, wrote.
The popular and well known figure was a former amateur boxer himself and once trained legendary heavyweight, Muhammad Ali.
Glenn also owned a famous Manhattan bar near Times Square called 'Jimmy's Corner' that has been a New York institution for decades.
The bar is littered with boxing memorabilia on its walls and has been a hot spot for locals and tourists alike for more than 40 years.
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Upon news of his death, tributes have been pouring in on social media.
The greatest bar in the world.— “91 Second Massacre” (@Tyson91seconds) May 7, 2020
RIP Jimmy Glenn. 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/q2VrPmBnwA
The legendary Jimmy Glenn has passed away aged 89. He had been in hospital after contracting the coronavirus. God, he’ll be badly missed. One of the great boxing figures, and owner of the greatest bar in the world, Jimmy’s Corner. Trips to New York won’t be the same without him. pic.twitter.com/53bMKRVUqb— Gavan Casey (@GavanCasey) May 7, 2020
RIP to a truly special individual that touched many lived. Jimmy Glenn will be missed... pic.twitter.com/kpCRXWSUUk— Steve Kim (@StevESPNKim) May 7, 2020
My heart is broken right now. Jimmy Glenn was more than a friend to me, he was my family. Along with my late Dad, Jimmy was the best man I have ever known. He was a source of unconditional love and support in my life for 30 years... pic.twitter.com/HerG9UZACJ— Lou DiBella (@loudibella) May 7, 2020
Today I (and so many others) am heartbroken. The legendary Jimmy Glenn — one of the loveliest people on our planet — has passed. His Jimmy’s Corner is a New York and boxing landmark, a place of camaraderie and comfort for decades. RIP dear Jimmy❤️ and thank you for being YOU! pic.twitter.com/aHWazp5aSI— Mark Taffet (@MarkTaffetMedia) May 7, 2020
Jimmy Glenn was a BOXING LEGEND! His passing is heartbreaking to all who knew him & he was loved by us all! He was, perhaps, the last representative of an era never to be seen again.— Michael Buffer (@Michael_Buffer) May 7, 2020
R.I.P. Dear Friend Jimmy💔🕊
Glenn's son Adam told ABC News that he and his father both contracted coronavirus a month ago but his dad's pre-existing medical condition stymied his recovery.
He was admitted to a New York hospital two weeks ago and family members learnt that Glenn was set to receive a convalescent plasma treatment imminently, after other medicals failed to work.
"His condition rapidly worsened overnight, and finally his body just did not have the strength to continue fighting," Adam Glenn wrote.
Glenn is survived by seven children, nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
He was inducted into the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame in 2002.