Main Street Gym fighters finish strong in Baltimore bout

Main Street Gym headed up to Baltimore recently to compete at the famed Mack Lewis Boxing Gym.Four Main Street fighters were set to rumble.

Young Gavin Brown started the night off in the first bout. Brown, just 8 years old, was making his long-awaited debut. The 80-pounder did a great job in the ring showing the skills he has practiced in the gym.

“It made for a really good competitive fight that the fans really enjoyed, because they saw such young kids displaying clean skills,” said Main Street Coach Hal Chernoff.

But when the dust settled, Brown was inched out by his opponent from Hagerstown.

Kobe Moore came in for the fourth bout and had his hands full as he fought hard but was just outgunned by his opponent which caused the referee to spot the bout in the third round.

Then older brother Corey Moore stepping in for the 14th bout of the night in the 132-pound open division against a very tough boxer out of the UMAR gym in Baltimore.

“Corey just seemed a little flat tonight,” Chernoff said.

“He is usually very slick but it may have had to do with the his opponents style as much as anything. He land some good shots and did some very good thing but just did not do enough of them for the full fight,” said Chernoff, “so we go right back in the gym and continue sharpening the tools.”

Main Street’s last fight of the evening was a ripped and ready 190-pound TJ Mottinger taking the ring looking loose and confidant. The Delaware southpaw came out working behind his jab and instantly saw an opening for a straight left hand that landed clean and wobbled Hagerstown’s, Michael Belcher.

Mottinger instantly closed in and dropped Belcher with a barrage of hard shots, but the Hagerstown warrior climbed to his feet to let the referee know he want to continue. Mottinger gave no quarters and again closed in setting up a solid three punch combination that forced the referee to jump in and put a stop to the bout halfway through the first round.

“It was nice finishing on a high note with such an impressive victory for TJ,” said Chernoff. “He has worked so hard for this after his debut loss with a close decision last month. He really dug in and focused learning his skills, getting loose and getting in top condition. His fight was proof the it all about preparation.”

Main Street is expected to be back in Glen Burnie on Nov. 25 at Michael’s 8th Avenue.


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