Five Gleason’s Boxers Scrap TONIGHT At Ring Masters Finals in NYC



Five Gleason’s Boxers Scrap TONIGHT At Ring Masters Finals in NYC

Butterflies are waging war in the stomachs of combatants who will soon be gloving up, testing their character, at Madison Square Garden, tonight, Friday April 19.

The Ring Masters Championships unfold this evening, and but of course, the famed and fabled Gleason's Gym will be well represented.

Justin Travieso, Kathleen Sterling, Jaica Pavilus, Iman James, and Sam Twaiti will be doing their thing, looking to get their hands raised, and repping the DUMBO institution at the same time.

First bell is 6 PM ET, for the record. “Ring Masters as everyone knows or should know,  is the tourney that replaced the NY Golden Gloves, it's a real, real good organization, it's run through the amateurs, the US Amateur Boxing Association, Metro Division, it's probably the largest amateur tournament in the world, outside of the Olympics,” said Bruce Silverglade, the Gleason's show-runner.

The finals will take place in the Hulu Theater, and tomorrow, Saturday, MSG's big room plays host to a Top Rank card. So, boxing seems to be running on four cylinders in this region, and, I dare say, more than a bit of credit should go to Silverglade and Gleasons' prominence.

Silverglade noted that James, a Harvard grad, is having a superb run, so we will keep track of her progress from here on out.

Tix info to see the Gleason's hitters can be found right here.

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.