Tim Knox called New Yorks far-famed Gleasons Gym to photograph some of the six female world champions who train there and find out about what motivates them and some of their fellow girl regulars at the establishment
In 1982, Bruce Silverglade, in his 30 s at the time, went into partnership with Ira Becker, the second owner of Gleason’s gym. Ira was in his 70 s.
Silverglade says:” I came from an age where elders were to be respected. I had a great deal of respect for Ira and mostly left the main decisions up to him. During this time, there was a lot of filming at the gym and a lot of the women on the gangs wanted to try boxing educate. More and more wives were questioning and Ira refused to allow the status of women to train .”