Last Saturday three Main St Gym boxers advanced to this regional tournament by competing in Baltimore at the Upton Boxing Center. Kobe Moore won on a walkover in the 165lb division for 15 &16 year olds, Jordan Brown of Delmar won a hard fought battle and will advance in the 125lb 13&14 year olds division and Erick Acosta stepped up to show he was ready to move on in the 119lb 13 &14 year old division.
In the non- tournament bouts of Saturday nights card, Salisbury’s Harlem Beteck emerged from the ring as a winner with Jonathan Stevens and Gavin Brown losing close decisions.
“I am so proud of all these young guys,” said Coach Hal Chernoff. "We took 10 kids that were ring ready to fight but only 5 were matched. Over the years Main St. has earned respect for having well trained kids that could compete on any level, but now we are impressing other programs with the number of kids ready to compete”, Chernoff added . “As the numbers grow in the gym, our goal to make it a good experience for the kids so they want to stay, improve and compete”.
Like any successful program it takes a team to get the job done and Chernoff claims to have anexcellent coaching staff under him in coaches Ryan Watson and Tyrone Hargrove. “This week I will be traveling to NY to work the corner of Shawn Porter in the Porter /Berto fight, on that same day, Coaches, Watson and Hargrove will take, Thomas Mottinger and James McMurdo to the Regional Golden Gloves Championship in Fort Washington MD.” said Coach Chernoff. Mottinger fights in the open class heavyweight division and McMurdo in the novice super heavyweight division. A win for Mottinger will send him to the National Golden Gloves in Louisiana . Then on May 19th Chernoff and his staff will host the JO Regionals, here in Salisbury with the hopes that Kobe Moore, Jordan Brown and Erick Acosta can advance to the Nationals Junior Olympics in Charleston W.Va..
What; Junior Olympic Boxing Championships
When: May 19th &20th
Where: Main St Gym in Salisbury
Cost; $20 1 night, $35- 2 night
Micc; Food by Flannerys, Music