Tim Knox visited New Yorks famous Gleasons Gym to photograph some of the six female world-wide champs who train there and find out about what motivates them and some of their fellow female regulars at the establishment
In 1982, Bruce Silverglade, in his 30 s at the time, went into partnership with Ira Becker, the second largest owner of Gleason’s gym. Ira was in his 70 s.
Silverglade does:” I came from an age where elders were to be respected. I had a great deal of respect for Ira and basically 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 discipline. More and more girls were requesting and Ira refused to allow the status of women to train .”