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Gleason’s Fantasy Camp Countdown Begins!



Gleason’s Fantasy Camp Countdown Begins!

Summer is no longer near, it is here…and that means the official countdown to the Gleason's Gym Fantasy Camp is full on.

The next edition runs Aug. 8-11, and will once again unfold at Honor's Haven in Ellenville, NY; this is the 17th installment of the camp, according to Gleason's bossman Bruce Silverglade.

Silverglade gets persons from literally the world over every season; I reached out to William Weisberg, who will be taking part in the festivities, to ask him why he's taking the plunge.

“I’m 58 years old, a lawyer, married, no kids, and I live in Manhattan,” Weisberg told me. “I got into boxing ten years ago for health reasons. This is my first Fantasy Camp and I am very excited. I have done some sparring, so anxiety is no longer an issue for me.”

And, pray tell, what is he most excited for, at this inaugural camp outing?

“Sparring, learning from the trainers and meeting new people,” he relayed.

Here is the description from the Gleason's website regarding the camp:

If you like baseball you just can’t go to Yankee Stadium and train with the Yankees, nor can you go to Madison Square Garden and shoot hoops with the Knicks.

Boxing is the only sport where you may actually be training right next to a world champion or top contender, certainly that’s sometimes true at Gleason’s Gym. For the Fantasy Camp, we’re guaranteeing that same opportunity for four action-packed days.

The camp will include intensive boxing discussions, training sessions, sparring sessions and training drills. At the end of the camp you will have the chance to showcase your new skills in our Fantasy Camp sparring show. The camp will give you the chance to learn from world-class trainers, Hall of Fame boxers and world champions both past and present.

Professional and amateur sparring partners will also be available to help with your training. Men, women and children are all welcome. No previous boxing experience is necessary. All skill levels, from beginner to veteran, will be present at the camp.

Here is the contact info–email or call Silverglade, book your spot…and be prepared to have the time of your life.

Most all participants inform us that this camp has been one of the most thrilling and fullfilling things they have ever done!

To secure your slot: email [email protected] or by phone at (718) 797-2872

Founder/editor Michael Woods got addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the then-impregnable Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist has covered the sport since for ESPN The Magazine,, Bad Left Hook and RING. His journalism career started with NY Newsday in 1999. Michael Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and for Facebook Fightnight Live, since 2017.