Women's Boxing At Gleasons 

HAIL TO OUR OWN
2019 RING MASTER CHAMPION

IMAN JAMES FEMALE 119

Gi-huge-ic congratulations to  our own 119 Female Ring Masters Champion Iman James - who’s dedication, strength, drive, kindness and power overwhelm us on a daily basis. Shout out to her training team Ronica Jeffrey & PJ Lawson

 Congratulations, Heather Hardy! 

Heather Hardy Uses Smart Boxing
To Beat Vincent, Gets WBO Crown

By Michael Woods on October 28, 2018 Courtesy NYFights.com

They started out just like they finished in their first rumble at Coney Island, in the main event for many of the fans in the Hulu Theater at MSG in NYC... MORE

 At Gleason’s, A Close Community Of Female Fighters 

Tim Knox has a keen eye for engaging narratives. As a seasoned photographer with a variety of major credits to his name, Tim has visited Gleason’s for several pieces over the years, and, ultimately, the richness of narrative keeps bringing him back through our doors.

“When you get here, what unfolds is just so much story,” he smiles, taking a small break from creating fighter portraits. “There’s a lot to be said. And I think the best way to say it is through the people that are actually here.”

From former dancers to medical professionals to survivors of seemingly insurmountable circumstances, Gleason’s attracts a wide array of clientele, each with a unique story and drive.  “Everybody has their own reason…for being here and for fighting,” Tim says. “And it’s not just about strength or power. It’s about how they fight…heart…strategy…so many different facets of it.”

​Tim set about capturing this inner strength through his recent portraits of our fighters, and Gleason’s community of female boxers told a particularly engaging narrative that day. “When I photograph them, and when I [ask] what [boxing] means to them, as women…there’s a sense of dignity and pride and confidence. The women train a lot harder,” he says, marveling at their work rate. “They’re a lot more intense about it.”

As Tim notes, boxing training provides all students with more than just self-defense and fitness, as fighters often discover inner strength, witnessing glimpses of their true character in the gym. “Everybody’s saying how much it changes them. Everybody has a better sense of themselves.”

For technique, for fitness, for confidence, or for self-discovery, come visit Gleason’s, and add your voice to our growing community.

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Check out Tim Knox's photo essay in The Guardian.

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