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Gleason’s Gym Roundup; Master’s Clinic Starts Feb. 21



Gleason’s Gym Roundup; Master’s Clinic Starts Feb. 21

Boxing is back at Gleason's, the famed and fabled fight factory and last remaining melting pot; a Master's Clinic runs Thursday, Feb. 21st and runs till Feb. 23.

On the night of Feb. 23, you can watch some cagey vets rumbling.

17 folks are slated to appear, from the world over, said gym boss Bruce Silverglade, and masters are 35 and up, for the record.

“Those that want to participate will be a in a sanctioned amateur show that evening. Come on over, take a look at that, particularly if you are in the master's category or approaching that,” Silverglade said. “I think people will be amazed at how well conditioned these athletes are!”

On Feb. 28, the public is invited to the gym to meet some of the principals fighting on the March 2 pro card at Barclays, topped by an Erislandy Lara vs Brian Castano 154 pound showdown.

The WBA 154 pound crown will be up for grabs when Erislandy Lara fights Brian Castano March 2 at Barclay's Center.

Note: In April, there will be a female clinic, for all ages, April 11-13, and more deets for that will be forthcoming.

You might want to just bookmark, because there are events running there all the time, for the record.

Watch amateur boxing on Saturday, Feb. 9 at Madison Square Garden, as part of the RingMasters Championships.

Editor/publisher Michael Woods got addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the thought to be impregnable Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist Woods has covered the sport since then, for ESPN The Magazine,, ESPN New York, RING, and he was editor of from 2007-2015. 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. He now does work for PROBOX TV, the first truly global boxing network.