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Honoring Bud Bruner and Bruner’s Headline Boxing Gym 🥊

Bud Bruner (December 7, 1907 – February 21, 1996) Bud kept training boxers until 1994. He trained some great men including Rudell Stitch and Jimmy Ellis. Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) trained in his gym too!! When you are doing what you love it doesn’t feel…

Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) with Jimmy Ellis training inside Bruner’s Headline Boxing Gym, Louisville Kentucky

April 15 1961 –Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) with Jimmy Ellis training inside Bruner’s Headline Boxing Gym, Louisville Kentucky. 🥊 214 S Shelby Louisville, KY

Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) training inside Bruner’s Headline Gym, Louisville Kentucky. 🥊

Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) training inside Bruner’s Headline Gym, Louisville Kentucky. 🥊

Bud Bruner Founder of Bruner’s Headline Boxing Gym

Sometimes the coach is more impressive than the student!!   Bud Bruner (December 7, 1907 – February 21, 1996) was a trainer, manager and gym proprietor from Louisville, Kentucky. His participation in boxing began in the 1930s while he was employed by the City of…

Bruner’s Headline Boxing Gym, Louisville Kentucky

You never know what goes on behind closed doors right?? Exterior of Headline Boxing Gym. Gym opened in 1952 by Bud Bruner. Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) Jimmy Ellis, Rudell Stitch all trained here. Muhammad Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, occasionally trained at Bruner's gym.…

Cassius Clay & Angelo Dundee 1961 🥊

Cassius Clay & Angelo Dundee 1961 🥊 You have to have a plan!! You have to have goals!! Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) had a plan win the Olympics and then become heavyweight champion of the world. Nothing happens without a plan. This is a great…

Inside 5th Street Gym (1960’s)

It’s not where you are start but where you finish that counts!! This was Cassius Clay’s (Muhammad Ali) main gym throughout his career. ? 5th Street gym was actually a rat infested termite ridden gym at the corner of Washington Avenue & Fifth Street. To…

5th Street Gym

Your gym might be closed so get inspired by gyms of the past!!   5th Street Gym was Opened in 1950 at 5th Street & Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida. Brothers Chris and Angelo Dundee when Chris Dundee began promoting big-time boxing in Miami Beach,…

Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) at the gym.

Why waste time? Cassius Clay was just 18 when he traveled by train from Louisville Kentucky to Miami Beach. It was December 19, 1960 and Angelo Dundee (trainer at 5th Street Gym) told him to wait until after Christmas but Cassius insisted on coming down…

Cassius Clay’s first meeting with Angelo Dundee (boxing trainer)

1958 was Cassius Clay’s (Muhammad Ali) first meeting with Angelo Dundee. It was suppose to be a brief introduction about 5 minutes; they talked for about 3 1/2 hours and became lifelong friends. Angelo Dundee was in Cassius Clay’s hometown (Kentucky) in 1958 with light…

Cassius Clay’s (Muhammad Ali) first training camp

Archie Moore at his Salt Mine training camp 1959.  It’s good to have idols?? Archie Moore’s idol was Charles Atlas. Archie followed his advise and stayed in good physical condition his entire life. December 13, 1916 – December 9, 1998—Archie Moore was an American professional…

Newman’s Gym®* Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) trained here 1960.

Newman’s Gym was opened in 1924 Closed in 1995   Some of the greats that trained here included Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis, Sugar Ray Robinson, Sonny Liston, George Foreman, Muhammad Ali. Vision and a bit of foresight is what brought Newman’s Gym into existence. In…

Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) 1960 Olympics

Ali: His Olympics Story Still as Cassius Clay, with an impressive amateur record of over 100 victories, shortly after he graduated high school he headed off to Italy to compete in the Olympics. On September 5, 1960, he was being inaugurated with the gold medal…

Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) Where it all began.

Where it all began. Cassius Clay was born on January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky. One day, he would become more commonly known as Muhammed Ali, and during his childhood, while out riding his bike, events unfolded that changed the true course of it. His…

Joe Elsby Martin was Muhammad Ali’s First Boxing Teacher.

Joe Elsby Martin was Muhammad Ali’s First Boxing Teacher. Joe Elsby Martin came to Louisville Kentucky in 1937 and joined the Louisville Police Department, serving until his retirement in 1974. In 1938, he became a boxing coach at the local recreation center called Columbia Gym…

Grace Community Center Gym, Louisville Kentucky

Grace Community Center Gym Some gyms inspire from a distance. Some transcend the tides of time. Grace Community Center Gym holds on through history, though its doors have long since closed, because of one of the Greatest boxers of all time. Ali. Once a young…

Columbia Gym, Louisville Kentucky

Muhammad Ali: The Columbia Gym Today Today, Spalding University’s athletic departments stands where Columbia Gym once reigned. In honor of Muhammad Ali and his illustrious career, the University recently renamed the location back to its original: Columbia Gym. Shortly after Muhammad Ali’s death in 2016,…

Muhammad Ali with Joe Martin (his first boxing coach)

Muhammad Ali listening attentively to Joe Martin. Six weeks after that fateful day, having lost his precious, beloved bicycle, 12-year-old Clay got into the ring with another boy his age. He was a white boy and Cassius Clay enjoyed his first victory. As the next…

Muhammad Ali: Where it all began.

Cassius Clay was born on January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky. One day, he would become more commonly known as Mohammed Ali, and during his childhood, while out riding his bike, events unfolded that changed the true course of it. His brand-new $60 red and…

Grossinger’s Training Camp®*

Nestled within the Catskill Mountains in New York was Grossinger’s Training Camp. It was an incredible location located next door to Grossinger’s resort camp and the Grossinger Hotel. The resort enjoyed its heyday in the 1950s. It offered a quiet retreat ideal for fighters seeking…

Gramercy Gym®*

Gramercy Gym®* Turning off 14th Street off Irving Place in the heart of New York City, slipping past a collection of garbage cans standing guard by the curb, and then climbing two creaking flights of stairs, an ambitious young boxer would hear the snarl of…

Your calendar doesn’t lie ????

xxiv_vii Your schedule doesn’t lie. Going to the gym?? This is a great tool to help you go to the gym. I hope this helps. ???? Jerry Seinfeld used this technique to make himself write jokes even when he didn’t want to. Get a big…

Cus D’Amato founder of Gramercy Gym®*

I’m a big fan of hiring the right coach. You look at anyone successful today and they have a coach or a mentor assisting them. No one goes alone. Always good to have someone in the corner. But always remember that you have to be…

Times Square Boxing Club®*

Times Square Boxing Club®* Forget about the body bags sagging on old hooks from the ceiling, or the cracks in the shadow boxing mirrors. Never mind the mounds of adhesive tape holding speed bags together, or the rattle and shake that each powerful jab makes.…

City Park’s Gym

City Parks Gym In the dimly lit gym, the sunlight cutting through cracked windows and spilling into the room, the sounds of sparring, jump ropes, and men striving for greatness –no matter where they found it, City Parks Gym was a small place in New…

Grupp’s Gym®

Grupp’s Gym®   After World War I, the nation was feeling the effects of a long war and returning soldiers struggled with shell shock and trying to return to some semblance of normalcy in their life. For the rest of the country, the Great Depression…

Salem Crescent Athletic Club®

Salem Crescent Athletic Club® From the outside, along 129th Street and 7th Avenue in New York City, gazing up at Salem Methodist Church, one might never know that a den of warriors existed within its basement. The church leaders believed that energy was necessary to…

The Secret / The Master Key System

XXIV VII (24/7)  Clothing Company | Gym T-shirts  The Master Key System by Charles Haanel. Ever heard of it?? Great book and I know that one of Steve Job’s favorite books was written by the author. The rumor is that Bill Gates read the book…

It all started in the library.

XXIV VII (24/7) Clothing Company Gym t-shirts.   It all started in the library. Read hundreds of books to find out the gyms the greatest boxers trained at. Hundreds.  Learning never stops. Who’s your favorite boxer ??  Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Jack Dempsey, Gene Tunney,…

Stillman’s Gym®*

Stillman’s Gym®* You don’t become a legendary athlete when you spend all your time attending press conferences and interviews. It takes years of hard work, constant training, and exhausting workouts at no-nonsense gyms like Stillman’s Gym. Stillman’s was the place to get down to business…

Stillman’s Gym®*

This is the photo that started the entire collection. Grateful for Stillman’s Gym, New York. Stillman’s Gym®* You don’t become a legendary athlete when you spend all your time attending press conferences and interviews. It takes years of hard work, constant training, and exhausting workouts…