As the oldest active boxing gym in the U.S. and perhaps the world’s most famous, Gleason’s Gym is an inspiring community sports space. It has a fascinating history that began during the Depression, flourishing after this and managing to stay strong in the 1960s as the last remnant of New York’s golden age of boxing.
From this, it became beloved of Hollywood script writers and ad agencies, with a long and illustrious list of film and sports stars gracing its doors.
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It was all just a dream when @RobertEaster_Jr and @ErrolSpenceJr fought in the amateurs together.
At Gleason’s Gym, Brooklyn’s historic gym that saw 150 champions of the world train, Venanzio Ciampa, manager of communication in New York and 30 years away from the ring, again put on gloves to play a match whose proceeds went to Charity “Fighters For Life”, founded by the owner of Gleason’s Gym, Bruce Silverglade.A project created to bring children from disadvantaged families closer to the box.
Wednesday, feb. 7 At 5:30 pm
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Heather “The Heat” Hardy And Liam McGeary Open Workout / Fan Meet & Greet
In celebration of professional boxing champ Heather Hardy’s recently signed multifight MMA agreement and upcoming bout with Bellator, the undefeated 200 boxer and MMA sensation will make a special appearance next Wednesday, February 7th at the Modell’s Sporting Goods Times Square location beginning at 5:30 p.m. ET.
Brooklyn’s own “The Heat,” who currently competes in both MMA and boxing, will coheadline a media workout at the famed sporting goods chain’s flagship location, followed by a meet and greet with former Bellator light heavyweight champion and fellow Bellator 194 fighter Liam McGeary. Fans can view their workouts up close and personal and later take photographs with the fighters.
Modell’s Sporting Goods Times Square: 234 W. 42nd St.; New York, N.Y. 10018
Bellator 194 Event information:
Both Hardy and McGeary are gearing up to step inside the cage for their next MMA fight at Bellator 194 on Friday, February 16th at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn. Hardy (11 MMA) is set to take on Ana Julaton (23 MMA) in a women’s bantamweight bout, while 2015 Bellator 205 pound titleholder McGeary (122) squares off against Russian upandcomer Vadim Nemkov (82).
The main card will air on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, while preliminary action will stream on Bellator.com and the Bellator Mobile App starting at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT.
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Team Hardy: Jamie Lewis | Jamie@JLEWbags.com | 6467919915
NEW YORK, NY – February 2, 2018 – USA Boxing Metro will conduct the “New York Metro Qualifiers,” beginning in mid-February and running through April. Due to the large number of entries, the registration deadline for the Qualifiers has been extended to February 9th. Competitors and coaches wishing to participate in the Qualifiers must register with USA Boxing, Metro at this by February 9th and must attend the final preliminary weigh-in session on Friday, February 9th at Gleason’s Gym (130 Water Street in Brooklyn) from 5 PM to 8 PM. Boxers must bring proof of registration and USA Boxing passbooks (if renewing membership) with them to the weigh-ins.
The tournament is open to boxers aged 8 years and older from the New York City Metropolitan area, up to and including Duchess, Orange, and Ulster Counties. Open Class competitors aged 19 to 40 will qualify for the May, 2018 National Golden Gloves Tournament in Omaha, Nebraska. Additionally, Boxers aged 8 to 18 will advance to the 2018 National Junior Olympics in Charleston, WV – making this USA Boxing Metro’s largest advancing tournament ever.
The Qualifiers will showcase the talents of New York’s best young amateur boxers in venues around the New York City area. A schedule of approximately 30 qualifying shows, including preliminaries, quarterfinals, semifinals and finals, will be available at and via social media sites: and usaboxingmetro on Instagram .
“This major event will be a first in many ways,” said USA Boxing, Metro’s Interim President, and world champion boxer, Sonya Lamonakis. “The tournament will feature competitors of all ages, not just Open and Novice Class Senior boxers, and it will be Metro’s largest tournament ever – a world-class amateur boxing production.”
“New York has produced many world champions in both the amateur and professional ranks,” said Mike McAtee, Executive Director of USA Boxing, Inc., the sanctioning body of amateur boxing in the United States. “This tournament will undoubtedly qualify a top-notch team to represent New York in the 2018
National Golden Gloves Tournament.”
USA BOXING, INC. is the national governing body for Olympic-style amateur boxing. It is overseen by the United States Olympic Committee and the International Boxing Association (AIBA), which sets its rules. The national office is located in Colorado Springs, CO.
USA BOXING, METROPOLITAN ASSOCIATION, INC. is the Local Boxing Committee (LBC) comprising New York City, Long Island, and up to and including Duchess, Sullivan, and Ulster Counties.
USA Boxing, Inc., USA Boxing, Metropolitan Association, Inc., and the “New York Metro Qualifiers” are not affiliated with and/or endorsed by Daily News Charities.
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Gleason’s Gym, the oldest boxing gymnasium in New York, will move from its address on the Brooklyn waterfront next month. It is moving only a block away, but the relocation leaves behind an era’s worth of sweat and grime that has accumulated in this temple to the sweet science.
A conversation with Gleason’s Gym owner Bruce Silverglade inside his new space at 130 Water St. in DUMBO.
Young boxers in New York City took lessons from a nontraditional coach on Thursday, when Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn.
Gleason’s Gym has forged a legion of the greatest world champions, appeared in multiple Academy Award-winning films and taught the likes of J-Lo and Usher how to fight.
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Results from the International Master’s World Championships last Saturday
Thanks to a nice turn out from around the World, we crowned eleven Champions at the 2016 International Master’s World Championships.
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