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

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

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 […]