Saturday, October 01, 2016

Main Street Gym Competes

Main St Gym was on hand Saturday night for the Delaware Amateur Boxing Series at the NUR Shine Temple in New Castle DE. 

Matt McMurdough, a teacher at Prince St School in Salisbury took the ring first and scored and impressive 2nd round stoppage of his opponent. “Matt is very strong having come from a football, shot put and javelin background. He is still learning the boxing skills and how to incorporate his power, but is it coming along real well. He is a super guy and it is nice to have a teacher representing Main St and Salisbury. McMurdough’s record is now 2-1.

Next up was Thomas Mottinger who was forced to take a last minute replacement after his scheduled opponent was a “No Show”. The change seemed to make Mottinger a little more apprehensive to attack his opponent at times but he still got a solid win on all three score cards. In order for Mottinger to fight the replacement he had to move up into the super heavyweight division. “Tj seemed a little out of his rhythm at times and that may have been from fighting the bigger guy but he won his exchanges and had no problem winning the bout. Mottinger is the 2016 Washington DC Regional Golden Gloves Novice Champion and now has 10 fights which will put him in the open class division. 

Main St gym will continue to travel and compete to get the kids more experience, but the year will end with a hometown stand at the Main St Gym on November 19th, where Salisbury boxers will match up against kids from up and down the central east coast.
Anyone wishing to reserve a table or be a sponsor can contact Coach Hal at Main ST Gym by calling 410-430-6687 or going to Main St Gym Facebook or the

Left to Right Assist. Ryan Watson, Matt McMurdough, Thomas Mottinger, Coach Hal Chernoff


Anonymous said...

It's amazing what Chernoff and the gym have been able to accomplish. From the building behind the old bus station to participating in world championships!! Can anyone comment on what what happened with Fernando and the gym?

Anonymous said...

Fernando had a lot of talent but not the chin and couldn't handle the power at the top level.