Markeese Hines Corey Moore
May 6th was a big day for Main St Gym. Four of its boxers traveled to Baltimore, MD to compete at the Mack Lewis Gym with Coach Hal Chernoff and Assistant Coach Ryan Watson. While two other Boxers traveled to Bermuda with Main Street Gym’s Assistant Coach Tyrone Hargrove to compete against the Bermuda National Boxing Team.
In Baltimore, Harlem Beteck, a student of Glen Ave Elementary School was victorious in his bout against Baltimore’s Jermaine Peterson. Jakye Palmer of Bennett Middle School won his bout against Gary Brown of Baltimore. Both Main Street Gym fighters ended Saturday night with a 2-0 record intact. Main Street Gym’s Erick Acosta lost a close decision against Ayyub Harris of Philadelphia, PA. Russell Griffith, also of Main Street Gym, lost a decision to Kevin Myers of Baltimore. Both Boxers showed a lot of heart and skill in the ring.
At the same time that the four Boxers were battling in Baltimore, two Main Street boxers were competing in Bermuda against the Bermuda National Team. Markeese Hines of Main St Gym was matched against Mathew Tannock of Bermuda in the 152-pound weight division. Tannok came out strong in the first round causing Hines to receive two standing 8 counts. Hines, however, was able to regroup and dominate in the second and third rounds using good head movement and landing clean scoring blows resulting in Hines victory over Tannock and receiving the gold medal in the 152 lb. division.
Main Street Gym’s Corey Moore lost a very close bout against Bermuda’s top boxer, Andre Lambe in the 152-weigh division. Lambe continued to hit Moore on the break with no warnings from the referee. Lambe did not appear to be scoring clean punches while Moore controlled the bout with sharp defense and quick jabs. The judges, all from Bermuda, gave the bout to Lambe. An invitation has been extended for the Boxers to come back to Bermuda for its next International Tournament.