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    An edited version of this article was the cover story in Vue Weekly the week of Sept 29, 2016 Brooklyn’s iconic Gleason’s Gym has been home to many underdogs since it opened almost 80 years ago. It’s where a young Muhammed Ali – then Cassius Clay – trained for his iconic upset against Sonny Liston in 1964, and where local hero Jake Lamotta honed his skills as he rose through the ranks to become world champion, decades before Robert DeNiro would play him…

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