5th St. Gym, Miami Beach

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5th St. Gym, Miami Beach

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I have mentioned before that The Legendary 5th Street Gym in Miami Beach has recently re-opened and I plan to be there soon. My father, Michael John Mason VI, used to take me there as a young pup and that was where I first met Muhammad Ali (among others). I can’t wait to go back. It’s already locked in stone on my schedule. Congratulations to Angelo Dundee, Dr. Ferdie Pacheco, Tom Tsatas, Matt Baiamonte and Dino Spencer for making it happen. This is a huge one in the win column and a true sign that The Apocalypse is Not coming. At least not yet anyway.

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Michael Porfirio Mason
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3 Comments on "5th St. Gym, Miami Beach"

  1. The G Manifesto
    Jack Frost
    07/12/2010 at 4:18 pm Permalink

    Whats your thoughts on the future of boxing? I grew up boxing and around it (my dad was the heavyweight champ for the air force). When I speak with my friends nowadays about boxing though it just doesnt seem like any of them really care and I see this as a problem thats only going to grow with the next generation.

  2. The G Manifesto
    The G Manifesto
    07/12/2010 at 4:30 pm Permalink

    Jack Frost,

    Great question. Boxing has been on a gradual decline since the 80’s (for a multitude of reasons I may get into in the future).

    I think Boxing will survive and continue to produce at least 6-10 significant fights per year. With one or two being the biggest in all of the combat sports.

    The tough part is that the 80’s babies continue to get defeated by the 70’s babies in almost every single fight (I have written about this before many times and interestingly enough the same thing is going on in hip hop). So a fresh crop of stars hasn’t really emerged.

    I don’t really have my finger on the pulse of youth today (I can’t relate to glitter on shirts and tight jeans) so I am guessing that a class sport like boxing will take its punches so to speak.

    The only other sport I write about is Horse Racing which is succumbing to a similar fate.

    But then again, no one has ever accused The G Manifesto of being mainstream.

    – MPM

  3. The G Manifesto
    09/12/2010 at 8:52 am Permalink

    Every met Freddie Roach and brother Pepper?

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