Millersville MD, Three Main St. Gym boxers competed in Millersville Saturday evening at Club One. The night has a card of 19 bouts that included novice, open and junior divisions.
Nine year old Erick Acosta, who attends Fruitland Elementary School fought in the 70lb division and was edged out in a close decision by Lawrence Malcolm of Keystone Boxing.
In the third bout of the night, Kobe Moore a Wi Middle School Student fought in the 90lb, 11 year old division and lost a closely fought battle to Keith Cooke of No-Excuse Boxing.
The fifth bout of the night saw Lavont Shakoor of Salisbury in his competition debut. Lavont who is 8 years old and weighed 60 lbs won his very first bout with a solid decision over Jimmy McGavin of Club One in front of a large, pro McGavin home crowd.
“ The kids did a great job tonight and I am very proud of all of them, It takes so much to climb up the ring and stay focused on what you have learned, You have the crowd and an opponent you have never seen, People don’t realize the composure it takes for these kids, I was happy to see Lavont get a win in his first fight, He is a good little guy and works hard in the gym. Kobe and Erick have had many wins and will see many more, but getting a win out of the gate can be a big motivator” Said Coach Hal Chernoff of the Main St Gym.