The New York Times Featured Photo of Boxing Coach Ralph Gilmore’s Training Session with Dwayne Thomas and Greg Elysee at the South Street Seaport, NYC

Happy Tuesday everyone! Ralph here. Last week, I received some very exciting news in which I couldn’t wait to share with you all. I shared it on my main social media platforms, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, in which I’m now getting around to sharing it here on my blog. Initially, when I was first presented with the opportunity, I waited until I was absolutely certain that it reached fruition.

Photo courtesy of Photographer Benjamin Norman of The New York Times

The New York Times, YES! THE NEW YORK TIMES, chose to published a photo of my clients and good friends, web developer—Dwayne Thomas, comic book writer/creator—Greg Elysee and me conducting one of my boxing training sessions near Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport, Manhattan in New York City. This might seem like a small thing to some folks, but this means a lot to me. To be acknowledged on some level for all the hard work, sacrifice, commitment and persistence for doing something you truly love, while providing a service to the community. I don’t think it gets any bigger than that and I’m beyond grateful for the spotlight by a reputable media source.

Friday, January 8, 2021 Paper Print Edition of The New York Times

The name of the article in which the NY Times used the image is called, “Igloos and Iceless Curling: How New York Hopes to Fight Off a Grim Winter,” written by reporter, Winnie Hu. If you would like to check out the online edition of the article, I took the pleasure in posting the link right here. I’m not sure what door will open up, how much exposure it’ll provide or which opportunities will present themselves in the near or “not-so” distant future, but I’m more than sure it’ll provide some kind of a boost for my reputation and as well as my business, Perennial Boxing + Fitness. I’ll just keep on working, improving as a coach, inspiring as many people as possible and leave the rest up to God and the universe.

Much gratitude and appreciation for NY Times photographer, Benjamin Norman, who took the liberty of snapping a few photos as I was finishing up my workout session. Be sure to give him a follow on his Instagram account. His work is equally inspiring and phenomenal. Thanks again NY Times!

Photo Courtesy of photographer Benjamin Norman of The New York Times
Photo Courtesy of photographer Ben Norman of The New York Times

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