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Bruner's Headline Boxing Gym T-shirt

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…

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.…

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

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) inside gym

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 with Angelo Dundee

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

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…