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71 st annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship   NOVICE SEMIFINALS RESULTS

    New England Tournament of Champions

LOWELL, Mass. (February 17, 2017) – Many of the best novice boxers in New England competed last night in the semifinals of the New England Tournament of Champions, part of the 71st annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship, at historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium.
To the delight of an always enthusiastic crowd, hometown-favorite Team Central had the most individual winners with seven, followed by Team Western (4), Team Southern (3) and Team Northern (1).
Nate Balakin dominated his bout and next Thursday night’s finals match with the other light welterweight winner last night. Alejandro Paolino, is one everybody is looking forward to seeing,”
New England Golden Gloves Executive Director: Bobby Russo said.  “Peter Maher looked very sharp as well in his impressive welterweight win.”
To purchase tickets call the Lowell Memorial Auditorium box office at 1.866.722.8881 or order online at www.LowellMemorialAuditorium.com. Individual event tickets are also available to purchase, starting at $16.00, only $7.00 for students.
Proceeds from the Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship go towards sending the New England Golden Gloves champions to the National Golden Gloves Championship (2017 in Lafayette, Louisiana), in addition to supporting local athletes and area gyms, the Boys & Girls Club, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, cancer funds, scholarships and many other great charitable causes.
The finals of novice division in the New England Tournament of Champions will be held Thursday, Feb. 23 at Lowell Memorial Auditorium.
Novice semifinals results and the remainder of the NE Tournament rounds are listed below:
OFFICIAL RESULTS
(winners listed first)
Central N.E. (CNE), Northern N.E. (NNE), Southern N.E. (SNE), Western NE (WNE)
 
Novice Division
MEN
FLYWEIGHTS (114 lbs.)
Shin Merinda (Haverhill, MA / CNE)
WPTS3 (4-1)
Orlando Vasquez (Johnston, RI / SNE)
BANTAMWEIGHTS (123 lbs.)
Anderson Moreiro (Brockton, MA / SNE)
WPTS3 (3-2)
Tashwan Ward (New London, CT / WNE)
LIGHTWEIGHTS (132 lbs.)
Miles Bloodworth (Manville, RI / SNE)
WPTS (5-0)
Danny Pang (Portland, ME / NNE)
Brian Zayes (Meriden, CT / WNE)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Troy Anderson (Dorchester, MA / CNE)
LIGHT WELTERWEIGHTS (141 LBS.)
Nathan Balakin (Tyngsboro, MA / CNE)
 WTKO3 (1:59)
Joe Hoopaugh (Richmond, VT / NNE)
Alejandro Paulino (New London, CT / WNE)
WTKO3 (0:53)
Reuben Rouke (W. Wareham, MA / SNE)
WELTERWEIGHTS (152 lbs.)
Peter Maher (Arlington, MA / CNE)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Luis Garcia Rivera (New Haven, CT / WNE)
MIDDLEWEIGHTS (165 lbs.)
Furcy Ferreras (Peabody, MA / CNE)
WPTS 3 (5-0)
Josh Sealy (Fall River, MA / SNE)
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS (178 lbs.)
Ray Polanco (Roxbury, MA / CNE)
WPTS 3 (4-1)
Louie Hicks (No. Smithfield, RI / SNE)
HEAVYWEIGHTS (201 lbs.)
Luke Yetten (Waltham, MA CNE)
WPTS (5-0)
Jamie O’Connor (Providence, RI / SNE)
SUPER HEAVYWEIGHTS (201+ lbs.)
Stephan Moss (Holyoke, MA / WNE)
WPTS3  (3-2)
Timothy Hatfield, Jr. (Providence, RI / SNE)
Victor Lobov (Malden, MA / CNE)
WPTS (5-0)
Justin Rolfe (Fairfield, ME / NNE)
WOMEN
FEATHERWEIGHTS (125 lbs.)
Katherine Zehr (S. Portland, ME / NNE)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Rianna Travaglini (E. Hartford, CT / WNE)
LIGHT WELTERWEIGHTS – (141 lbs.)
Elizabeth Humphries (Agawam, MA / WNE)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Hannah Farda (Burlington, VT / NNE)
WELTERWEIGHTS (152 lbs.)
Kimberly Peltier (Woonsocket, RI / SNE)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Maya Rittmanic (Boston, MA / CNE)
71st annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship Schedule
(Lowell Memorial Auditorium – 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7:30 p.m. first bout)
New England Tournament of Champions
Novice Class Championship Finals – Thursday, Feb. 23
Open Class Semifinals – Wednesday, Mar. 1
Open Class Championship Finals – Thursday, Mar. 2
Information:
New England Golden Gloves Executive Director: Bobby Russo
Director of Contestants: Art Ramalho
Chief of Officials:  Laurie Purcell
Ring Announcer:  John Vena
Venue:  Lowell Memorial Auditorium, 50 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA
Twitter:  @LowellGloves

    New England Tournament of Champions 71st annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship   NOVICE SEMIFINALS THIS THURSDAY NIGHT IN LOWELL

LOWELL, Mass. (February 14, 2017) – The best novice boxers in New England will compete in this Thursday night’s semifinals of the New England Tournament of Champions, part of the 71st annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship at historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium.
A New England Championship ticket (GA) package is available this week only, $40.00 for all four remaining events, including open and novice semifinals and finals of the New England Tournament of Champions.  To purchase call the Lowell Memorial Auditorium box office at 1.866.722.8881 or order online at www.LowellMemorialAuditorium.com. Individual event tickets are also available to purchase, starting at $16.00, only $7.00 for students.
Proceeds from the Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship go towards sending the New England Golden Gloves champions to the National Golden Gloves Championship (2017 in Lafayette, Louisiana), in addition to supporting local athletes and area gyms, the Boys & Girls Club, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, cancer funds, scholarships and many other great charitable causes.
Below is a bout sheet for this Thursday’s matches (subject to change):
71st annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship Schedule
(Lowell Memorial Auditorium – 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7:30 p.m. first bout)
New England Tournament of Champions
Novice Class Semifinals – Thursday, Feb. 16
Novice Class Championship Finals – Thursday, Feb. 23
Open Class Semifinals – Wednesday, Mar. 1
Open Class Championship Finals – Thursday, Mar. 2
INFORMATION:
New England Golden Gloves Executive Director: Bobby Russo
Director of Contestants: Art Ramalho
Chief of Officials:  Laurie Purcell
Ring Announcer:  John Vena
Venue:  Lowell Memorial Auditorium, 50 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA
Twitter:  @LowellGloves

71st annual  Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship Central N.E.  novice & open finals results

LOWELL, Mass. (February 11, 2017) – Central New England (Greater Lowell) division champions in the open and novice divisions were crowned last night in the final round of the 71st annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship at historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium.  Fans braved the frigid cold weather to support the amateur boxers.
Winners will advance to the semifinals of the New England Tournament of Champions, also held at Lowell Auditorium, starting next Thursday night with novice division.  See the remaining 2017 schedule of events below as well as last night’s complete results.
Babson Park (MA) light welterweight Jesus Ablan (Nonantum Boxing) and Tyngsboro (MA) light welterweight Nathan Balakin (Lowell West End), respectively, were named Outstanding Boxer of the open and novice divisions.
A New England Championship ticket (GA) package is available this week only, $40.00 for all four remaining events, including open and novice semifinals and finals of the New England Tournament of Champions.  To purchase call the Lowell Memorial Auditorium box office at 1.866.722.8881 or order online at www.LowellMemorialAuditorium.com. Individual event tickets are also available to purchase, starting at $16.00, only $7.00 for students.
Proceeds from the Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship go towards sending the New England Golden Gloves champions to the National Golden Gloves Championship (2017 in Lafayette, Louisiana), in addition to supporting local athletes and area gyms, the Boys & Girls Club, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, cancer funds, scholarships and many other great charitable causes.
 
OFFICIAL RESULTS
(winners listed first)
Open Division
LIGHT WELTERWEIGHTS (141 LBS.)
Jesus Alban (Babson Park / Nonantum Boxing)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Jeremiah Perez (Lowell, MA / Lowell West End)
WELTERWEIGHTS (152 lbs.)
Xavier Vega (Methuen, MA / Canal Street Gym)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Mike Fontanez (Nashua, NH / Nashua PAL)
MIDDLEWEIGHTS (165 lbs.)
Yarmarco Guzman (Methuen, MA / Canal Street Gym)
WPTS3 (3-2)
Brian Lawrence (Dorchester, MA / Peter Welch’s Gym)
HEAVYWEIGHTS (201+ lbs.)
Zack Culmas (Gloucester, MA / Private Jewels)
WPTS3 (3-2)
Alex Falcon (Lynn, MA / Private Jewels)
Novice Division
FLYWEIGHTS (114 lbs.)
Shin Merinda (Haverhill, MA / Haverhill Downtown Boxing)
WPTS3 (4-1)
Christian Moura (Hollis, NH / Nashua PAL)
FEMALE BANTAMWEIGHTS (119 lbs.)
Danielle Millian (Waltham, MA / Sorabella Training Center)
WPTS 3 (4-1)
Karen Dahl (Allston, MA / Boston Boxing)
BANTAMWEIGHTS (123 lbs.)
Joseph Valdes (West Roxbury, MA / Nashua PAL)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Joel Morales (Everett, MA / Somerville Boxing Club)
FEMALE FEATHERWEIGHTS (125 lbs.)
Kendra Prather (Hanscom AFB, MA / Union Street Boxing)
WPTS3 (3-2)
Noelle Boran (East Walpole, MA / Boston Boxing)
FEMALE LIGHTWEIGHTS (132 lbs.)
Jessica Lampron (Dorchester, MA / Boston Boxing)
WPTS3 (4-1)
Willow Crawford (Manchester, NH / Lowell West End)
LIGHT WELTERWEIGHTS – (141 lbs.)
Nathan Balakin (Tyngsboro, MA / Lowell West End
WPTS3 (4-1)
Ricardo Reid (Boston, MA / Everybody Fights)
WELTERWEIGHTS (152 lbs.)
Peter Maher (Arlington, MA / Somerville Boxing)
WPTS 3 (5-0)
Michael Rovera (Nashua, NH – The Ring)
MIDDLEWEIGHTS (165 lbs.)
Furcy Ferreras (Peabody, MA / Private Jewels)
WPTS3 5-0)
Adrien Gedney (Gloucester, MA / Gloucester Boxing Club)
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS (178 lbs.)
Rey Polanco (Roxbury, MA / South Boston Boxing)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Andrew Perez (Methuen, MA / Lawtown Boxing)
HEAVYWEIGHTS (201+ lbs.)
Viktor Lobov (Malden, MA / Nonantum Boxing)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Luis Rivera (Boston, MA – Somerville Boxing Club)
 
71st annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship Schedule
(Lowell Memorial Auditorium – 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7:30 p.m. first bout)
New England Tournament of Champions
Novice Class Semifinals – Thursday, Feb. 16
Novice Class Championship Finals – Thursday, Feb. 23
Open Class Semifinals – Wednesday, Mar. 1
Open Class Championship Finals – Thursday, Mar. 2
Information:
New England Golden Gloves Executive Director: Bobby Russo
Director of Contestants: Art Ramalho
Chief of Officials:  Laurie Purcell
Ring Announcer:  John Vena
Venue:  Lowell Memorial Auditorium, 50 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA
Twitter:  @LowellGloves

POSTPONED UNTIL FRIDAY NIGHT 71st annual  Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship Central N.E.  novice & open finals 

LOWELL, Mass. (February 8, 2017) – Due to the impending snowstorm, tomorrow night’s (Thur., Feb. 9) scheduled open and novice championship finals of the 71st annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship, Central New England (Greater Lowell) division, at historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium.
See the remaining 2017 schedule of events below.
Tickets are reasonably priced at $75.00 for general admission season tickets.  To purchase call the Lowell Memorial Auditorium box office at 1.866.722.8881 or order online at www.LowellMemorialAuditorium.com. Individual event tickets are also available to purchase, starting at $13.00, only $7.00 for students.
Proceeds from the Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship go towards sending the New England Golden Gloves champions to the National Golden Gloves Championship (2017 in Lafayette, Louisiana), in addition to supporting local athletes and area gyms, the Boys & Girls Club, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, cancer funds, scholarships and many other great charitable causes.
  
71st annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship Schedule
(Lowell Memorial Auditorium – 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7:30 p.m. first bout)
Central New England (Greater Lowell)
Open & Novice Class Championship Finals – RESCHEDULED to Friday, Feb. 10
New England Tournament of Champions
Novice Class Semifinals – Thursday, Feb. 16
Novice Class Championship Finals – Thursday, Feb. 23
Open Class Semifinals – Wednesday, Mar. 1
Open Class Championship Finals – Thursday, Mar. 2
Information:
New England Golden Gloves Executive Director: Bobby Russo
Director of Contestants: Art Ramalho
Chief of Officials:  Laurie Purcell
Ring Announcer:  John Vena
Venue:  Lowell Memorial Auditorium, 50 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA
Twitter:  @LowellGloves

71st annual  Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship Central N.E. semifinals results

LOWELL, Mass. (February 3, 2017) – Fourteen exciting matches were held last night in the semifinals round of the 71st annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship, Central New England (Greater Lowell) division, at historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium.
The open and novice championship finals will be held next Thursday night (Feb. 9) at Lowell Memorial Auditorium with men’s and women’s matches.  See the remaining 2017 schedule of events below as well as last night’s complete results.
Last night’s action included nine novice division semifinals matches, eight men’s and one women’s, as well as four open men’s matches. Two of the open matches featured final competitions (not semifinals like the others) as Boston light heavyweight Taylor Mears, representing The Ring gym, stopped Nahua’s (NH) John Xifaris in the second round, and North Chelmsford lightweight Brandon Higgins edged Dorchester’s Jonathan Depina on points, 3-2.
Gloucester’s Gedney brothers, middleweights Adrien and Henry, both won last night, shutting out their opponents (5-0), respectively, James Marino, of Medford, and Furcy Ferreras, of Peabody.  The Gedneys will not fight each other next in next Thursday’schampionship final of the novice super middleweight division.  They will decide which brother will advance and last night’s opponent of the twin that isn’t advancing, Marino or Ferreras, will advance.
Arguably the most action-packed match last night was between lightweights Jeremiah Perez, of Lowell, and Edwin Rozon, of Haverhill, in the open division.  Perez won on points, 5-0, but the game Rozon kept firing despite being dropped in the second round.
Tickets are reasonably priced at $75.00 for general admission season tickets.  To purchase call the Lowell Memorial Auditorium box office at 1.866.722.8881 or order online at www.LowellMemorialAuditorium.com. Individual event tickets are also available to purchase, starting at $13.00, only $7.00 for students.
Proceeds from the Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship go towards sending the New England Golden Gloves champions to the National Golden Gloves Championship (2017 in Lafayette, Louisiana), in addition to supporting local athletes and area gyms, the Boys & Girls Club, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, cancer funds, scholarships and many other great charitable causes.
OFFICIAL RESULTS
(winners listed first)
Open Division
FINAL – LIGHTWEIGHTS (132 lbs.)
Brandon Higgins (North Chelmsford, MA / Lowell West End)
WPTS (3-2)
Jonathan Depina (Dorchester, MA / Peter Welch’s Boxing)
LIGHT WELTERWEIGHTS (141 LBS.)
Jesus Alban (Babson Park / Nonantum Boxing)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Matt Fontanez (Nashua, NH / Nashua PAL)
Jeremiah Perez (Lowell, MA /Lowell West End)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Edwin Rozon (Haverhill, MA / Haverhill Downtown Boxing Club)
MIDDLEWEIGHTS (165 lbs.)
Brian Lawrence (Dorchester, MA / Peter Welch’s Gym)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Thomas O’Connell (North Andover, MA / Haverhill Downtown Boxing)
FINAL – LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS (178 lbs.)
Taylor Mears (Boston, MA / The Ring)
WTKO2 (2:59)
John Xifaris (Nashua, NH / Nashua PAL)
Novice Division
FLYWEIGHTS (114 lbs.)
Shin Merinda (Haverhill, MA / Haverhill Downtown Boxing)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Danny DeJesus (Haverhill, MA / Haverhill Inner City Boxing)
LIGHT WELTERWEIGHTS – (141 lbs.)
Ricardo Reid (Boston, MA / Everybody Fights)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Jason McLaughlin (Gloucester, MA / Gloucester Boxing Club)
Nathan Balakin (Tyngsboro, MA / Lowell West End)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Anthony Cefalo (South Boston, MA / Peter Welch’s Boxing)
FEMALE LIGHT WELTERWEIGHTS – (141 lbs.)
Arika Skoog (Boston, MA / The Ring)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Marine Krzisch (Cambridge, MA / Nonantum Boxing)
WELTERWEIGHTS (152 lbs.)
Peter Maher (Arlington, MA / Somerville Boxing)
WTKO1 (11:02)
Christopher Langley (Medford, MA – Unattached)
MIDDLEWEIGHTS (165 lbs.)
Adrien Gedney (Gloucester, MA / Gloucester Boxing Club)
WPTS3 (5-0)
James Marino (Medford, MA / Somerville Boxing)
Henry Gedney (Gloucester / Gloucester Boxing)
WPTS (5-0)
Furcy Ferreras (Peabody, MA / Private Jewels)
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS (178 lbs.)
Andrew Perez (Methuen, MA / Lawtown Boxing)
WPTS3 (3-2)
Miguel Figueroa (Boston, MA / Everybody
Rey Polanco (Roxbury, MA / South Boston Boxing)
WPTS3 (4-1)
Mike Napaolitano (Lowell, MA / Unattached)
 
71st annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship Schedule
(Lowell Memorial Auditorium – 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7:30 p.m. first bout)
Central New England (Greater Lowell)
Open & Novice Class Championship Finals – Thursday, Feb. 9
New England Tournament of Champions
Novice Class Semifinals – Thursday, Feb. 16
Novice Class Championship Finals – Thursday, Feb. 23
Open Class Semifinals – Wednesday, Mar. 1
Open Class Championship Finals – Thursday, Mar. 2
Information:
New England Golden Gloves Executive Director: Bobby Russo
Director of Contestants: Art Ramalho
Chief of Officials:  Laurie Purcell
Ring Announcer:  John Vena
Venue:  Lowell Memorial Auditorium, 50 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA
Twitter:  @LowellGloves
ABOUT LOWELL SUN CHARITIES: Established in 1947, Lowell Sun Charities is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to enrich the quality of life for children, families, and the community, offering programs that promote respect and dignity.  Rooted in a tradition of care and compassion, Lowell Sun Charities was originally founded to respond to the ever-increasing challenges of the community.  2017 marks the 71st year the Golden Gloves have been held in the great city of Lowell, Massachusetts.
Lowell Sun Charities is a community program that not only makes champions in the ring but also makes champions in life.  Every year these young athletes devote themselves to a sport which teaches discipline, respect, and clean lifestyle for a chance to win a prestigious Golden Gloves Championship.

71st annual  Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship Central N.E. quarterfinals results from Lowell

LOWELL, Mass. (January 27, 2017) – The red-hot action continued in last night’s quarterfinals round of the 71st annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship of the Central New England (Greater Lowell) division as men’s and women’s open and novice matches were held in front of another great and exceedingly loud crowd at historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium.
Judges were very busy as all 10 exciting bouts, including a Junior Olympic match and two non-tournament bouts, went the complete distance.  Individual standouts included a pair of open division boxers, welterweight Michael Fontanez, of Nashua (N.H.), and Methuen (MA) middleweight Yarmarco Guzman.  A representative of Nashua, PAL, Fontanez is a slick, hard hitting southpaw who shutout, 5-0, a very tough Kenny Larson, of Salem (MA).  Guzman, boxing out of Canal Street Gym, looked like a veteran boxer on his way to a 5-0 shutout win over Lowell’s Julien Baptiste.
The open and novice semifinals will be held next Thursday night (Feb. 2) at Lowell Memorial Auditorium with men’s and women’s matches.  See the remaining 2017 schedule of events below as well as last night’s complete results.
Tickets are reasonably priced at $70.00 season ticket in the balcony.  To purchase call the Lowell Memorial Auditorium box office at 1.866.722.8881 or order online at www.LowellMemorialAuditorium.com. Individual event tickets are also available to purchase, starting at $13.00, only $7.00 for students.
Proceeds from the Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship go towards sending the New England Golden Gloves champions to the National Golden Gloves Championship (2017 in Lafayette, Louisiana), in addition to supporting local athletes and area gyms, the Boys & Girls Club, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, cancer funds, scholarships and many other great charitable causes.
OFFICIAL RESULTS
(winners listed first)
Open Division
WELTERWEIGHTS (152 lbs.)
Michael Fontanez (Nashua, NH / Nashua PAL)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Kenny Larson (Salem, MA / Somerville Boxing)
MIDDLEWEIGHTS (165 lbs.)
Yarmarco Guzman (Methuen, MA / Canal Street Gym)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Julien Baptiste (Lowell, MA / Lowell West End)
Novice Division
FEMALE BANTAMWEIGHTS (119 lbs.)
Karen Dahl (Allston, MA / Boston Boxing)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Melissa Giroux (Lowell, MA / Lowell West End)
FEMALE LIGHTWEIGHTS (132 lbs.)
Jessica Lampron (Dorchester, MA / Boston Boxing)
WPTS (5-0)
Jennifer Almeida (Wilmington, MA / McNally Boxing)
LIGHT WELTERWEIGHTS (141 lbs.)
Anthony Cefalo (South Boston, MA / Peter Welch’s Boxing)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Robert Tomczyk (Sterling, MA / Paladin Martial Arts)
FEMALE LIGHT WELTERWEIGHTS (141 lbs.)
Katie Colton (Arlington, MA / Boston Boxing)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Lori Perella (Middleton, MA / The Way)
LIGHT MIDDLEWEIGHT (152 lbs.)*
Josh Ranieri (Haverhill, MA / Haverhill Downtown Boxing)
WPTS (5-0)
Keith Rubera (Medford, MA / Somerville Boxing)
MIDDLEWEIGHTS (165 lbs.)*
Furcy Ferreras (Peabody, MA / Private Jewels)
WPTS (5-0)
Victor Diaz (Dorchester, MA / Peter Welch’s)
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS (178 lbs.)
Andrew Perez (Methuen, MA / Lawtown Boxing)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Derek LeMay (Lowell, MA / Fist Fitness)
Junior Olympics
95-pounds*
Angel Cruz (Indian Orchard / Old School Boxing)
Andrew Paltinavich (Haverhill, MA / Haverhill Downtown Boxing)
(*denotes non-tournament match)
71st annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship Schedule
(Lowell Memorial Auditorium – 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7:30 p.m. first bout)
Central New England (Greater Lowell)
Open & Novice Class Semifinals, C.N.E. – Thursday, Feb. 2
Open & Novice Class Championship Finals – Thursday, Feb. 9
New England Tournament of Champions
Novice Class Semifinals – Thursday, Feb. 16
Novice Class Championship Finals – Thursday, Feb. 23
Open Class Semifinals – Wednesday, Mar. 1
Open Class Championship Finals – Thursday, Mar. 2
Information:
New England Golden Gloves Executive Director: Bobby Russo
Director of Contestants: Art Ramalho
Chief of Officials:  Laurie Purcell
Ring Announcer:  John Vena
Venue:  Lowell Memorial Auditorium, 50 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA
Twitter:  @LowellGloves

71st annual  Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship Second round results from Lowell

LOWELL, Mass. (January 21, 2017) – The preliminary round of the 71st annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship concluded last night with 11 exciting Central New England (Greater Lowell) men’s novice matches at historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium.
The quarterfinals will be held next Thursday night (Jan. 26) at Lowell Memorial Auditorium with men’s and women’s novice and open class matches.  See complete 2017 schedule of events below as well as last night’s complete results.
“We had our second straight awesome show,” New England Golden Gloves Executive Director Bobby Russo said. “There was another great crowd of enthusiastic fans who loved the non-stop action.  We switch to Thursday night for this coming week’s quarterfinal round and continue every Thursday night through February until we go Wednesday and Thursday (Mar. 1 & 2) for the semifinals and final (open class) of the New England Tournament of Champions.”
Tickets are reasonably priced at $70.00 season ticket in the balcony.  To purchase call the Lowell Memorial Auditorium box office at 1.866.722.8881 or order online at www.LowellMemorialAuditorium.com. Individual event tickets are also available to purchase, starting at $13.00, only $7.00 for students.
Proceeds from the Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship go towards sending the New England Golden Gloves champions to the National Golden Gloves Championship (2017 in Lafayette, Louisiana), in addition to supporting local athletes and area gyms, the Boys & Girls Club, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, cancer funds, scholarships and many other great charitable causes.
Official Results
(winners listed first)
Novice Division
FLYWEIGHTS (114 lbs.)
Christian Moura (Hollis, NH / Nashua PAL)
WPTS3 (3-2)
Giovanny Hernandez (Lawrence, MA / (Intenze 978))
BANTAMWEIGHTS (123 lbs.)
Byron Barrera (Newton, MA / NonantumBoxing)
WPTS3 (4-1)
Do Kyung Yun (Dorchester, MA / Grealish Boxing)
Joseph Valdez (West Roxbury, MA / Nashua PAL)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Jacob Solomon (Brookline, MA / The Ring)
LIGHT MIDDLEWEIGHTS (152 lbs.)
Peter Maher (Arlington, MA / Somerville Boxing Club)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Joshua Raineri (Haverhill, MA / Haverhill Downtown Boxing)
Michael Rivera (Jamaica Plain / The Ring)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Donovan Ramsey (Quincy, MA / Grealish Boxing)
MIDDLEWEIGHTS (165 lbs.)
James Marino (Medford, MA / Somerville Boxing Club)
WPTS3 (4-1)
Raphael Ocasio (Waltham, MA / Upperkuts)
Jared Laganas (Hudson, NH / SLS Boxing)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Furcy Ferrera (Peabody, MA / Private Jewels)
Henry Gedney (Gloucester, MA – Gloucester Boxing)
WPTS3 (4-1)
Oluyinka Olsode-Martins (Stoughton, MA / Peter Welch’s)
Adrian Gedney (Gloucester / Gloucester Boxing Club)
WTKO3 (0:30)
Sheneile Rodriguez (Ashland, MA / Upperkuts)
HEAVYWEIGHTS (201 lbs.)
Luke Yetten (Waltham, MA / Boston Boxing)
WPTS3 (4-1)
Ben Hansberry (Framingham, MA / Lowell West End)
SUPER HEAVYWEIGHTS (201+ lbs.)
Luis Rivera (Boston, MA / Somerville Boxing Club)
WTKO3 (1:45)
Anthony Sansevero (Watertown, MA / Sorabella Training Center)
 
71st annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship Schedule
(Lowell Memorial Auditorium – 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7:30 p.m. first bout)
Central New England (Greater Lowell)
Quarterfinal Round – Thursday, Jan. 26
Open & Novice Class Semifinals, C.N.E. – Thursday, Feb. 2
Open & Novice Class Championship Finals – Thursday, Feb. 9
New England Tournament of Champions
Novice Class Semifinals – Thursday, Feb. 16
Novice Class Championship Finals – Thursday, Feb. 23
Open Class Semifinals – Wednesday, Mar. 1
Open Class Championship Finals – Thursday, Mar. 2
Information:
New England Golden Gloves Executive Director: Bobby Russo
Director of Contestants: Art Ramalho
Chief of Officials:  Laurie Purcell
Ring Announcer:  John Vena
Venue:  Lowell Memorial Auditorium, 50 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA
Twitter:  @LowellGloves
ABOUT LOWELL SUN CHARITIES: Established in 1947, Lowell Sun Charities is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to enrich the quality of life for children, families, and the community, offering programs that promote respect and dignity.  Rooted in a tradition of care and compassion, Lowell Sun Charities was originally founded to respond to the ever-increasing challenges of the community.  2017 marks the 71st year the Golden Gloves have been held in the great city of Lowell, Massachusetts.
Lowell Sun Charities is a community program that not only makes champions in the ring but also makes champions in life.  Every year these young athletes devote themselves to a sport which teaches discipline, respect, and clean lifestyle for a chance to win a prestigious Golden Gloves Championship.

71st annual  Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship Preliminary round results from Lowell

LOWELL, Mass. (January 14, 2017) – The 71st annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship kicked-off last night in front of a large, enthusiastic crowd at historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium as Central New England (Greater Lowell) preliminary-round action featured 14 exciting men’s and women’s novice class matches.
The preliminary round will conclude next Friday night (Jan. 20) at Lowell Memorial Auditorium with novice and open class matches.  See complete 2017 schedule of events below as well as last night’s complete results.
Tickets are reasonably priced at $70.00 season ticket in the balcony.  To purchase call the Lowell Memorial Auditorium box office at 1.866.722.8881 or order online at www.LowellMemorialAuditorium.com. Individual event tickets are also available to purchase, starting at $13.00, only $7.00 for students.
Proceeds from the Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship go towards sending the New England Golden Gloves champions to the National Golden Gloves Championship (2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah), in addition to supporting local athletes and area gyms, the Boys & Girls Club, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, cancer funds, scholarships and many other great charitable causes.
Official Results
(winners listed first)
Men’s Novice Division
LIGHTWEIGHTS (132 lbs.)
Troy Anderson (Dorchester, MA / Nonantum Boxing)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Steve Rao (Lowell, MA / Lowell West End)
LIGHT WELTERWEIGHTS (141 lbs.)
Robert Tomczyk (Sterling, MA, / Paladin)
WPTS3 (4-1)
John Cooney (Derry NH / Thrive Boxing)
Ricardo Reid (Dorchester, MA / Everybody Fights)
WPTS3 (5-0
Miguel Rivera (Lawrence, MA / Thrive Boxing)
Nathan Balakin (Tyngsboro, MA / West End)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Keith Rubera (Somerville, MA / Somerville Boxing)
WELTERWEIGHTS (152 lbs.)
Christopher Langley (Medford, MA / Unattached)
WTKO2
Dylan Duvel (Middleton, MA / Gloucester Boxing)
MIDDLEWEIGHTS (165 lbs.)
Oluyinka Olasode-Martins (Stoughton, MA / Peter Welch’s Boxing)
WPTS3 (4-1)
Josh Flood (Manchester, NH / Murphy’s Bareknuckle Boxing)
Sheniell Rodriguez (Ashland, MA / Upperkuts Boxing)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Patrick Brady (South Boston, MA / South Boston Boxing)
Adrian Gedney (Gloucester, MA / Gloucester Boxing)
WTKO3
Whimpper Barahona (Methuen, MA / Lawtown Boxing)
James Marino (Medford, MA / Somerville Boxing)
WPTS3 (4-1)
Patrick Lynch (Boston, MA / Everybody Fights)
Henry Gedney (Gloucester, MA / Gloucester Boston)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Gregory Bono (Watertown, MA / Sorabella Training Center)
 
Women’s Novice Division
LIGHT WELTERWEIGHTS (141 lbs.)
Arika Skoog, Boston, MA / The Ring
WPTS3 (4-1)
Michelle Gould (Somerville, MA / Quietman Sports)
Katie Colton (Boston, MA, Boston Boxing)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Nicky Jimenez (Roslindale, MA / Unattached)
Fernada Araujo (North Reading, MA / Firicano Boxing)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Marina Krzisch (Nonantum Boxing Club)
71st annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship Schedule
(Lowell Memorial Auditorium – 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7:30 p.m. first bout)
Central New England (Greater Lowell)
Preliminary Rounds – Friday, Jan. 20
Quarterfinal Round – Thursday, Jan. 26
Open & Novice Class Semifinals, C.N.E. – Thursday, Feb. 2
Open & Novice Class Championship Finals – Thursday, Feb. 9
New England Tournament of Champions
Novice Class Semifinals – Thursday, Feb. 16
Novice Class Championship Finals – Thursday, Feb. 23
Open Class Semifinals – Wednesday, Mar. 1
Open Class Championship Finals – Thursday, Mar. 2
Information:
Tournament Executive Director: Bobby Russo
Director of Contestants: Art Ramalho
Chief of Officials:  Lauri Purcell
Ring Announcer:  John Vena
Venue:  Lowell Memorial Auditorium, 50 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA
Twitter:  @LowellGloves
ABOUT LOWELL SUN CHARITIES: Established in 1947, Lowell Sun Charities is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to enrich the quality of life for children, families, and the community, offering programs that promote respect and dignity.  Rooted in a tradition of care and compassion, Lowell Sun Charities was originally founded to respond to the ever-increasing challenges of the community.  2017 marks the 71st year the Golden Gloves have been held in the great city of Lowell, Massachusetts.
Lowell Sun Charities is a community program that not only makes champions in the ring but also makes champions in life.  Every year these young athletes devote themselves to a sport which teaches discipline, respect, and clean lifestyle for a chance to win a prestigious Golden Gloves Championship.

71st annual  Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship Central N.E. preliminary round this Friday night

LOWELL, Mass. (January 9, 2017) – The 71st annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship kicks-off this Friday night (Jan. 13) featuring Central New England (Greater Lowell) preliminary-round action at historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium.  See the complete 2017 schedule below.
Last year, Peter Welch’s Gym (South Boston) dominated the Central New England tournament, capturing seven individual titles, followed in team scoring by the Lowell West End Gym and Grealish Boxing (Dorchester).
One of the boxers to watch this year is North Chelmsford’s Brandon Higgins, who represents the Lowell West End Gym.
Tickets are reasonably priced at $70.00 season ticket in the balcony.  To purchase call the Lowell Memorial Auditorium box office at 1.866.722.8881 or order online at www.LowellMemorialAuditorium.com. Individual event tickets are also available to purchase, starting at $13.00, only $7.00 for students.
Proceeds from the Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship go towards sending the New England Golden Gloves champions to the National Golden Gloves Championship (2017 in Lafayette, Louisiana), in addition to supporting local athletes and area gyms, the Boys & Girls Club, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, cancer funds, scholarships and many other great charitable causes.
“This is the continuation of a great Lowell boxing tradition,” Tournament Executive Director Bobby Russo said.  “We’re all excited about this year’s 71st edition of the Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship.  I’m very proud to be part of this tradition.  So many outstanding boxers have fought in the Greater Lowell Golden Gloves over the many years such as hometown hero ‘Irish’ Micky Ward, two-time world heavyweight champion John ‘The Quietman’ Ruiz, Dicky Eklund, Beau Jaynes,Manny Freitas, Nate James, Danny O’Connor and so many others.
“In addition to sending a complete Team New England to The Golden Gloves Nationals, proceeds go towards so many worthy charities ranging from soup kitchens to cancer funds, the Boys and Girls Club, scholarships and many other needed community-based causes.”
71st annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship Schedule
(Lowell Memorial Auditorium – 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7:30 p.m. first bout)
Central New England (Greater Lowell)
Preliminary Rounds – Friday, Jan. 13 & Jan. 20
Quarterfinal Round – Thursday, Jan. 26
Open & Novice Class Semifinals, C.N.E. – Thursday, Feb. 2
Open & Novice Class Championship Finals – Thursday, Feb. 9
New England Tournament of Champions
Novice Class Semifinals – Thursday, Feb. 16
Novice Class Championship Finals – Thursday, Feb. 23
Open Class Semifinals – Wednesday, Mar. 1
Open Class Championship Finals – Thursday, Mar. 2
Information:
Tournament Executive Director: Bobby Russo
Director of Contestants: Art Ramalho
Chief of Officials:  Lauri Purcell
Ring Announcer:  John Vena
Venue:  Lowell Memorial Auditorium, 50 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA
Twitter:  @LowellGloves
ABOUT LOWELL SUN CHARITIES: Established in 1947, Lowell Sun Charities is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to enrich the quality of life for children, families, and the community, offering programs that promote respect and dignity.  Rooted in a tradition of care and compassion, Lowell Sun Charities was originally founded to respond to the ever-increasing challenges of the community.  2017 marks the 71st year the Golden Gloves have been held in the great city of Lowell, Massachusetts.
Lowell Sun Charities is a community program that not only makes champions in the ring but also makes champions in life.  Every year these young athletes devote themselves to a sport which teaches discipline, respect, and clean lifestyle for a chance to win a prestigious Golden Gloves Championship.

New England Golden Gloves Championship OPEN CLASS FINALS RESULTS

Members of the open class winning-N.E. team from Western NE celebrate
(more pictures below – all courtesy of Jeffrey Freeman / KO Digest)
LOWELL, Mass. (February 26, 2016) – Western New England dominated the open class finals of the New England Tournament of Champions, part of the 70th annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship, winning seven of 10 matches last night at historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium.
The eight men’s individual open class winners earned spots on Team New England for the 2016 National Golden Gloves Championships, May 16-21, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Team New England includes two of the top ranked boxers in the country, light heavyweight Elvis Figueroa and light welterweight Jaime Ortiz Rodriguez (repeat NE champion), both members of N.E. open class team champion from Western NE.  Burlington, MA featherweight Amanda Pavone captured her sixth NE. title.
“In the last 10 years,” explained New England Golden Gloves Executive Director Bobby Russo, “we hadn’t been on a good run. Attendance dropped off a little each year.  Last year’s horrible weather killed us.  This year, though, the excitement was back and attendance was up 30-percent.  There was a younger crowd and many novice boxers had good fan bases, which we need to build up every year. We had a lot of good fights and good boxers this year.  Boxing is back in Lowell!  We had a great season.
“Team New England will be very strong.  We have a young team but many of these boxers have a lot of invaluable experience from Junior Olympics competition, from heavyweight on down.  I think we have an impressive team that will do very well at The Nationals this year.”
Team champions were Western N.E. in the open class, Central N.E. in the novice class.
Three New England novice champions were also crowned last night.  See complete results below as well as more pictures.
Proceeds from the Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship go towards sending the New England Golden Gloves champions to the National Golden Gloves Championship, in addition to supporting local athletes and area gyms, the Boys & Girls Club, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, cancer funds, scholarships and many other great charitable causes.
 
NEW ENGLAND TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS FINALS RESULTS
(winners listed first)
OPEN CLASS
BANTAMWEIGHTS (114 lbs.)
James Aquino, Meriden, CT (WNE)
WDEC3 (5-0)
Joe Ferrer, New Bedford, MA (SNE)
FEATHERWEIGHTS (123 lbs.)
Jacob Marrero, Bridgeport, CT (WNE)
WDEC3 (5-0)
Gabriel Morales, Portland, ME (NNE)
FEMALE FEATHERWEIGHTS (125.lbs.)
Amanda Pavone, Burlington, MA (CNE)
WDEC4 (5-0)
Eydir Lima, Worcester, MA (WNE)
LIGHTWEIGHTS (132 lbs.)
Anuel Rosa-Lopez, New Haven, CT (WNE)
WDEC3 (5-0)
Marcelino Debarros, North Providence, RI
LIGHT WELTERWEIGHTS (141 lbs.)
Jaime Ortiz Rodriguez, Worcester, MA (WNE)
WDEC3 (5-0)
Abraham Nova, Brookline, MA (CNE)
FEMALE LIGHT WELTERWEIGHTS (141 lbs.)
Lindsay Kyajohnia, Westrook, ME (NNE)
Walkover
Meisha Tuitt, Springfield, MA (WNE)
WELTERWEIGHTS (152 lbs.)
Anthony Laureano, East Hartford, CT (WNE)
WDEC (4-1)
Joseph Muese, Millis, MA (CNE)
MIDDLEWEIGHTS (165 lbs.)
Victor Reynoso, Providence, RI (SNE)
WDEC3 (5-0)
Jalen Renaud, Springfield, MA (WNE)
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS (178 lbs.)
Elvis Figueroa, New Haven, CT (WNE)
WDEC3 (5-0)
Henry Ventura, North Dartmouth, MA (SNE)
HEAVYWEIGHTS (201 lbs.)
Derek Edmonds, Worcester, MA (WNE)
WDEC3 (4-1)
Jesus Flores, Methuen, MA (CNE)
NOVICE CLASS
FEMALE BANTAMWEIGHTS (112 lbs.)
Alissa Dias, Boston, MA (CNE)
WRSC1 (1:27)
Rachel Albino, Woodbury, CT (WNE)
FEMALE FEATHERWEIGHTS (125 lbs.)
Katherine Parker, Suitate, RI (SNE)
WRSC1 (0:21)
Sierra Hoey, Danielson, CT (WNE)
LIGHT WELTERWEIGHTS (141 lbs.)
Nathan Rosa, Lowell, MA (CNE)
WDEC3 (5-0)
Jose Masonet, Hartford, CT (WNE)
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NNE – Northern New England (Burlington, VT)
CNE – Central New England (Lowell, MA)
WNE – Western New England (Holyoke, MA)
SNE – Southern New England (Fall River, MA)
 
Thomas Costello Memorial Award
Most Outstanding Boxer – Open Class
 

 
Jaime Ortiz Rodriguez
 
Luis Ayala Memorial Award
Most Outstanding Boxer – Novice Class
(L-R) – Gabriel Morales & Bobby Russo
2016 Rocky Marciano Memorial Award
New England Heavyweight Champion
Demek Edmonds
Information:
Tournament Executive Director: Bobby Russo
Director of Contestants: Art Ramalho
Chief of Officials:  Laurie Purcell
Ring Announcer:  John Vena
Venue:  Lowell Memorial Auditorium, 50 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA
Twitter:  @LowellGloves