Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Legendary Boxing Gym Goes The Distance

“The folks at Gleason's Gym like to say that boxing is the art of not getting hit. With its down-at-the-heels decor, Gleason's looks like it's taken a punch or two. But focus and fancy footwork have kept this oldest active boxing gym in the United States firmly in the ring since 1937. ‘I'm a specialist. We're a boxing gym. That's what we do,’ said Bruce Silverglade, owner of Gleason's, located in Brooklyn, New York. ‘Woman or businessman we'll train you in the sport of boxing, prepare you physically and mentally for a 12-round fight.’ Although the gym has retained its...


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