2020: Brooklyn Voted Gleason’s Gym Best Boxing Gym!
130 Water St, Brooklyn
(718) 797-2872 – www.gleasonsgym.net
A legend in the New York City boxing community, Gleason’s Gym is a giant. Founded in the 1930s by Peter Robert Gagliardi, a flyweight turned bantamweight, the gym drew boxers from across the five boroughs who trained and fought among many of the gyms legendary trainers. When boxing suffered a decline and many of the sports temples shuttered, Gleason’s remained, and stands today as a mecca to the sport on the Brooklyn waterfront. For decades of history and worldwide renown, Gleason’s is by far the best boxing gym in Brooklyn.
2019: Brooklyn Voted Brotherhood Boxing Best Boxing Gym!
82 Wyckoff Ave.
(929) 234-5600 – www.brotherhoodboxingclub.org
Founded in 1997, Brotherhood Boxing Club is the nonprofit arm of the New York Boxing Academy, where trainees first start learning the basic skills of boxing and workout using variable intensity training routines. Brotherhood Boxing Club’s vision is to empower and improve the quality of life, health, and wellness for youth and adults; thus becoming a viable contributor to the growth of the community. Brotherhood Boxing Club’s mission is to provide at-risk youth and adults of all ages a place where they can learn the science of boxing and martial arts in a non-intimidating, family-friendly environment. Through the basic principles of sportsmanship, these individuals will be able to apply self-discipline, concentration, and increased confidence into practical daily living thus becoming outstanding and viable members of the community.