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. His first gym workout after winning an Olympic gold medal in 1960 was at Bruner’s Headline Gym. Larry Boeck wrote in the October 9, 1960, edition of the Courier-Journal: “Clay gives the impression, when Bruner’s name is injected into the conversation, that he respects the ring knowledge of Bud in both matters of boxing technique and of integrity and astuteness in the often shady world of ring manipulations.” When Ali turned professional, Bruner arranged for Tunney Hunsaker to be his first opponent. Bruner also worked Hunsaker’s corner for the fight, which Ali won by decision.
It all starts in the gym!! Remember your gym can be anywhere!! Outdoor exercise!!