Tim Knox saw New Yorks 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 female regulars at the establishment
In 1982, Bruce Silverglade, in his 30 s at the time, is entered into collaborations with Ira Becker, the second largest owned of Gleason’s gym. Ira was in his 70 s.
Silverglade answers:” 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 crews wanted to try boxing train. More and more ladies were questioning and Ira refused to allow the women to qualify .”