Gleason’s Gym in Dumbo was one of those places I’d always wanted to visit, but never quite checked off my list. A couple months ago I finally got the opportunity when I covered the De La Hoya press conference, and I was completely hooked. Oscar De La Hoya, Paulie Malignaggi, AND I scored an interview with the great Bert Sugar. I had to go back!
Owner Bruce Silverglade and his staff were terrific, and I was allowed to stay as long as I liked, which took me by surprise, as I’m used to being shooed away after a couple minutes—I got so much footage my battery nearly exploded. So come take a tour of the gym, lead by a trainer called Country.