Category Archives: coach

Honoring Bud Bruner and Bruner’s Headline Boxing Gym ?

Bruner's Headline Boxing Gym T-shirt

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 like work!! What do you think?? Do any letters jump […]

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 Louisville Recreation Department. He was responsible for playground tournaments, followed […]

Bruner’s Headline Boxing Gym, Louisville Kentucky

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 […]

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 link from author (Brian Tracy) on goal setting. I hope […]

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 get there you had to enter a door next to […]

5th Street Gym

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, 5th Street was a modest locale that turned into a […]

Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) at the gym.

Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) inside 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 immediately. Hank Kaplan (boxing historian in Miami beach) recalls the […]

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

Cassius Clay with Angelo Dundee

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 heavyweight Willie Pastrano. They were sharing a room at the […]

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 boxer and the longest reigning World Light Heavyweight Champion of […]

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

Newman's Gym

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 the basement of the Cadillac Hotel in San Francisco, Billy […]