PHILLY BOXING HISTORY

  

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LIST OF PHILLY GYMS

     

THE LEGENDARY PHILADELPHIA GYMS

   
    Champs
Passyunk Gym
Johnny Madison Gym
Juniper Gym
23rd PAL
Southside Gym
Eastside Gym
Pen-Mar Gym
Arcadia Gym
Olympia Gym
Joe Hand Gym*
Front Street Gym*
Harrowgate Boxing Club*
Hennelly Boys Club
Joe Frazier Gym (Cloverlay)
Augie's Gym
Reddish A.C.
Regular Fellows
Philadelphia Boxing Club
East Germantown Rec. Center
Upper Darby PYA
Cambria Gym
     

Most of the original Philly boxing gyms are long gone now, but these renowned pain palaces are an important piece of the city's fight history.  Gyms sprouted up all over - in North Philly, South Philly, West Philly.  And when it was time to fight, the talented stables of boxers developed in these gyms carried their pride and local honor into the ring with them.  The result was an ongoing series of inter-city rivalries that helped to shape the very history of boxing in Philadelphia. 

In addition, great rivalries emerged within each gym, as fighters clamored to reach the top of their own neighborhood mountain.  The resulting gym wars became as legendary as the official bouts of record.  It has been said that Philly fighters cared more for their gym status than they did their world ranking. 

This section of the Website explores this critical component of Philly Boxing History.  As this section develops, it will include all the key info about each gym and compile the great stories, the cast of characters, the chronology, the rivalries and the geography of the great Philadelphia boxing gyms.

   
    Shuler Memorial Gym*
Corsac
Older Boys Center
Hard Knocks Gym
Slim's Gym
Frankford PAL
Martin Luther King Rec Center*
Christian Street YMCA
Jimmy Wilson's Gym
Mickey McEvoy's Gym
Allegehny Rec Center* (Rivera)
Bozy's Dungeon*
Kingsessing Rec Center*
Marian Anderson Rec Center*
Manayunk Boxing Club*
Harry Gimble's Gym
Philadelphia Jack O'Brien's Gym
More to come...

*These gyms are currently active.
 

     

ACTIVE AREA BOXING GYMS


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Delaware


 


 

   
                 
           

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