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WRAU Sports Reporting: Boxing Coach Works To Keep Kids Off The Street

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The Main Street Gym in Salisbury is a training center for amateur boxers. But it's also more than that: You can only join if you stay away from gangs, and have no record of violent convictions. Coach Hal Chernoff started the gym out of his house more than 20 years ago, and is dedicated to keeping Salisbury kids off the street. Bryan Russo visits the gym to talk with Chernoff and some of the young athletes with whom he works.

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