MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – A new 5th Street Gym will open next month on the site of the famous gym where Muhammad Ali and other top boxers trained.
Angelo Dundee, who trained Ali, is a partner in the ownership group. His brother, Chris, who died 12 years ago, opened the original gym in 1951 and operated it for three decades.
Chris Dundee promoted weekly cards on Tuesday nights at the Miami Beach Auditorium and Convention Center in the 1950s and '60s. The original gym was torn down in 1993.
The new gym will be for those seeking workouts and for professional boxers and mixed martial arts fighters training for bouts.