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Phillip Jackson- Benson, one of several fighters from Gleason's in Brooklyn, contemplates the hours ahead. He will go on to beat his teammate and friend, Akil Frederick-Auguste in the final.. Thursday was the first night of the finals of the  79th annual Golden Glove Boxing tournament. Boxers from all over the New York who made it through the previous rounds were on hand at Madison Square Garden to compete for the coveted Golden Gloves Champion title.