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Gleason’s Gym Update: Pee Wee Boxing Program Is Starting At the Famed and Fabled



Gleason’s Gym Update: Pee Wee Boxing Program Is Starting At the Famed and Fabled

The famed and fabled Gleason's Gym is home these days to top level female fighters, and, in fact, the ladies have surpassed the fellas in terms of success in the sphere.

Heather Hardy, the 37 year old DUMBO, Brooklyn resident, gloves up on Friday, Sept. 13, at the Madison Square Garden Hulu Theater, and her Gleason's fam will be rooting hard for her to defend her WBO featherweight title against Amanda Serrano.

Gleason's boss Bruce Silverglade talked about the scrap with NYFights.

“It's gonna be a really tough, NY fight, two champions, tough champions,” he said. “I know both real well, but Heather actually trains here, so she's certainly my favorite. And I do think that Heather has a great opportunity to win this fight. She's a tough girl, she's been training hard, and I think we're gonna see real good things. But we're definitely gonna see an exciting fight. I haven't been going to a lot of the pro fights the last couple of years, only because I've seen a thousand of them already. But I already bought my ticket for this one!”

The Hardy vs Serrano event also features a 135 pound interim title fight between Devin Haney and Zaur Abdullaev.

Not to be looked past, the gym will be home to a club show, an amateur club show, on Saturday evening. Here is the link to get tix, and you can call (718) 797-2872 to fight on these shows, which run once a month.

On Oct. 19, the gym will be host to another amateur show. Licensed amateurs can fight on this card, Silverglade informed me.

And this is big news…Silverglade is starting a new program, Pee Wee Boxing.

Get this…your kids can come to train at the gym, after school. Gleason's personnel will pick them up at school, ferry them to the gym, give them an awesome workout, and then they are released to you. “They will do a boxing workout, with no sparring…We are gonna have them real tired, they're gonna wanna eat, do their homework, and go to bed,” Silverglade promised.

Click on this link to get more info on this new program.

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.