Muhammad Ali remembered at BK boxing gym

Muhammad Ali is being remembered in Brooklyn at a site where he often visited.

Muhammad Ali is being remembered in Brooklyn at a site he often visited.

Muhammad Ali is being remembered in Brooklyn at a site he often visited. (6/4/16)

BROOKLYN - Muhammad Ali is being remembered in Brooklyn at a site he often visited.

Ali started training at Gleason's Boxing Gym in the Bronx before his fight against Sonny Liston in 1964.

He continued training when the gym moved to Manhattan, and also visited when it moved to Brooklyn.

Gleason's owner, Bruce Silverglade, says Ali made a profound impact on boxing inside and outside of the ring.

"Every time Ali would come up, he would dominate the place,” Silverglade says. “He would go around and make sure he said hello to every single person up here."

A funeral for Ali is expected in the boxing legend's hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A nor'easter is making its way to the 1 Forecasters: 1 to 3 inches of rain possible on Monday
Police have made an arrest in connection with 2 Police arrest man accused of hiding body parts at Hunts Point waste station
A press conference was held in Downtown Brooklyn 3 VIDEO: El Chapo extradited and arraigned in Brooklyn
4 Neighborhood Brief for Jan. 22
Kilusan Bautista once lived in Crown Heights until 5 NYC man's show puts spotlight on gentrification

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE