There will be something extra in the air tonight at Gleason’s Gym, in DUMBO, Brooklyn, the famed and fabled fight factory run by Bruce Silverglade. The gym will be home to a fight card, their first of 2018, in a monthly series.
No pros, it’s all amateurs slugging it out, learning about their strengths and weaknesses, facing fears and fighting through them. This collection of scraps, which are open to the public, happens to be the last one before the NY Golden Gloves kick off. According to Silverglade, 50 percent of the combatants will be taking part in the Gloves, so yes, “mostly it’s people getting a tuneup for the Golden Gloves.”
He continued: “There’s no pressure on the fighters, they are not advancing in a tournament or anything.”
Tix info is here; I recommend you hit it. The price is right, the atmosphere is charged and uplifting.
Looking ahead, on Feb. 15-17, Silverglade puts on his Masters Clinic. Masters means 40 and up, so you know. People come from all over the world…lots of Brits…and they come to Gleason’s and train with all-star trainers, like Mark Breland and Juan Laporte. About 20 will take part, and the price is right, in case you are looking to pull the trigger on getting involved in a sport that will positively change your life, click here. People can take part in a fight, or not, if you like, so you know.
On Feb. 3, you should know, a pro wrestling show will unfold at Gleason’s. Ex WWF wrestler Johnny Rodz, who has been friends with Silverglade for almost 30 years, runs a wressling school and presides over the show next month. Rodz grew up in Brooklyn, lives in Staten Island, is a gentle soul who is a role model for young uns who want to get into the rough but rewarding biz of pro wrestling.
Silverglade will soon be heading to Italy, to check out the Italy Gleason’s, and we will be telling you more about that shortly, so please book mark NYFights.com.