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Popular winter tradition continues 72nd annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship

Central N.E. preliminary round starts  
Jan. 5 at Lowell Auditorium
LOWELL, Mass. (December 14, 2017) — The 72nd annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship commences Friday night, January 5, with Central New England (Greater Lowell) preliminary-round action, at historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium. See the complete 2018 Central N.E. and All-New England Championship schedules below.
Leading boxers expectED to compete in this year’s Central N.E. tournament include national-rated Jess Flores(Methuen, MA), Zachary Calmus(Gloucester, MA), Rashida Ellis(Lynn, MA), Kim Wabik (Everett, MA),Melanie Costa (Norton, MA),Jennifer Perella (Boston, MA), along with a pair of Chelmsford boxers from West End Gym in Lowell, Brandon Higgins and Nathan Valakin.
Season tickets for all nine events are reasonably priced start at $75.00 (general admission). To purchase call the Lowell Memorial Auditorium box office at 1.866.722.8881 or order online atwww.LowellMemorialAuditorium.com. Individual event tickets are also available to purchase, starting at $13.00, only $7.00 for students (ID required).
Proceeds from the Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship go towards sending the New England Golden Gloves champions to the National Golden Gloves Championship (starting May 14, 2018 in Omaha, Nebraska), 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,” New England Golden Gloves Executive Director Bobby Russo said. “We’re all excited about this year’s 72nd 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, Hall of Famers Rocky Marciano and Marvelous Marvin Hagler, John ‘The Quietman’ Ruiz, Dicky Eklund, Beau Jaynes, Manny Freitas, Nate James, Danny O’Connorand so many others.”
72nd 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. 5, 12
Quarterfinals – Friday, Jan. 19
Semifinals: – Thursday, Jan. 25
Championship Finals – Thursday, Feb. 1
New England Tournament of Champions
Novice Class Semifinals – Thursday, Feb. 8
Novice Class Championship Finals – Thursday, Feb. 15
Open Class Semifinals – Wednesday, Feb. 21
Open Class Championship Finals – Thursday, Feb. 22
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

2017 National Golden Gloves champion Poindexter Knight, Jr. wins his Pro debut

New York (December, 11, 2017)–On December 1st, welterweight prospect Poindexter Knight, Jr. won his anticipated professional debut when he stopped Samuel Forjoe in the first round of their scheduled four-round bout at The Strand Ballroom and Theater in Providence, Rhode Island.
The 2017 National Golden Gloves champion out of Philadelphia landed a hard combination the corner that had Forjoe bending over, and the bout was stopped in just 63 seconds.
Knight is the latest top-prospect to debut for Split-T Management, and he is promoted by Evander Holyfield’s Sports and Entertainment.
“Everything went well, I was excited and nervous, but I got through it,”said Knight.
“I thought my opponent would have a little more for me, but I did what I had to do in there and I got him out of there.  It was great to get the knockout in my pro debut,” continued Knight.
Knight is eager to get his next victory, and he is looking to do in front of his hometown fans.
“I am hoping to fight in front of my hometown fans in 2018.  That would be a goal for the upcoming year.  I can’t wait as I am coming strong in 2018.”
Knight is trained by his father Poindexter Knight, Sr, and the elder Knight was happy with his son’s performance.
“Poindexter looked relaxed, and it looked like it was his 10th fight.  I am happy to be with Split-T Management.  They gave us a chance when no one else did.  We wanted to turn pro for a while and a lot of managers made a lot of broken promises.  I put Poindexter back in the Golden Gloves, and he won, which opened a lot of doors,” Said Poindexter Knight, Sr.
“Like my son said, I would like to see him get at least five fights for 2018.  That will keep him sharp, and he will continue to learn.  We had a great 1st fight, and we will continue to work hard and get better with each fight.”
Said David McWater, CEO of Split-T management, “I’m truly excited about Poindexter Knight’s future – he has the skill and more importantly the drive to be one of the very best.”

Knight vs Forjoe
Knight vs Forjoe

Special Addition – Golden Glove Quarter Finals Show added Tuesday March 21st at Gleason’s Gym

Gleason’s Gym will host the quarter finals of the Daily News Golden Gloves on Tuesday, March 21st.
The doors will open at 6:30 PM.
The first bout will be at 7:30 PM.
All tickets are $25
(amateur boxers with book in hand $15)
This show is sanctioned by USABoxing.
Come support the gym.

 

New England Golden Gloves  OPEN CLASS FINALS RESULTS

 
NEW ENGLAND TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
71st annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship
2017 New England Golden Gloves Team Champion – Western New England
(pictures courtesy of Jeffrey Freeman / KO Digest)
LOWELL, Mass. (March 3, 2017) – Western New England won its fourth consecutive New England Tournament of Champions open class team title last night in the grand finale of the 71st annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship, at historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium.
Western NE had seven individual winners to earn the Bill Hoar Memorial Award as the Most Outstanding Team.  Northern New England finished second with three individual winners and Central New England had two.
“Once again,” New England Golden Gloves Executive Director Bobby Russo said, “it was a great tournament with so many good, competitive matches.  We had the biggest crowd of the season turnout for the finals.  The draw was done by computer, so the marches were nice and fair.  I really liked the way these boxers were matched. The fans here in Lowell have been appreciated for a long time watching good fights and we plan to keep that rich tradition going.”
Western New England bantamweight Nathan Martinez, who defeated Joseph Valdez on points last night, was named the recipient of the Thomas Costello Memorial Award as the Most Outstanding Boxer.
Norther New England lightweight Liz Leddy won her sixth All-New England title with a close points win over Kelsay Kaiser, while three-time National Golden Gloves champion Rashidi Ellis (Central New England), who is the No. 2 rated lightweight in the United States, took a decision against defending N.E. champion Lyndsay Kyajohnian.
Western New England light heavyweight Elivis Figueroa captured his third All-New England crown.  His teammate, Hampton Miller (pictured below), stopped Sean Gabriel in the second round to win the Rocky Marciano Memorial Award as the Most Outstanding Heavyweight Boxer.
Last night’s open-class winners qualified to be members of Team New England at the National Golden Gloves Championships for men in Lafayette, Louisiana (May) and women in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (July).
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“New England will be sending a strong team to the National Golden Gloves,” Russo added.  “We may only have three female boxers going to The Nationals, but each one of them have won national tournaments.  Anyone of the male boxers on Team New England could win at The Nationals.  I think Elvis (Figueroa), Yarmarco (Guzman) and Josniel (Castro).  I will offer the Team New England head coaching position to Luis Rosa from the winning Western New England team. We’ll also be brining Carlos Garcia (veteran coach from Worcester), who will be inducted into the National Golden Gloves Hall of Fame.)
Proceeds from the Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship went 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.
N.E. open class finals results below:
OFFICIAL RESULTS
(winners listed first)
Central N.E. (CNE), Northern N.E. (NNE), Southern N.E. (SNE), Western NE (WNE)
 
Open Division
MEN
FLYWEIGHTS (114 lbs.)
Felix Perilla (New Haven, CT / WNE)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Jose Ferrer, Jr. (New Bedford, MA / SNE)
BANTAMWEIGHTS (123 lbs.)
Nathan Martinez (New Britain, CT / WNE)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Joseph Valdes (Amherst, NH / CNE)
LIGHTWEIGHTS (132 lbs.)
Dayshon Smith (West Haven, CT / WNE)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Brandon Higgins (North Chelmsford, MA / CNE)
LIGHT WELTERWEIGHTS (141 LBS.)
Efrain Nieves (New Haven, CT / WNE)
WRSC1 (0:40)
Jesus Ablan (Babson Park, MA / NNE)
WELTERWEIGHTS (152 lbs.)
Josnell Castro (Portland, ME / NNE)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Xavier Vega (Lawrence, MA / CNE)
MIDDLEWEIGHTS (165 lbs.)
Yarmarco Guzman (Methuen, MA / CNE)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Sasha Lamour (Portland, ME / NNE)
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS (178 lbs.)
Elvis Figueroa (New Haven, CT / WNE)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Taylor Mears (Boston, MA / CNE)
HEAVYWEIGHTS (201 lbs.)
Hampton Miller (Waterbury, ME / WNE)
WRSC2 (1:14)
Sean Gabriel (Middleboro, MA / SNE)
SUPER HEAVYWEIGHTS (201+ lbs.)
Fernely Felix (Danbury, CT / WNE)
WPTS3 (3-2)
Tim Hatfield (Providence, RI / SNE)
WOMEN
FLYWEIGHTS (112 lbs.)
Jen Amato (Keene, NH / NNE)
WPTS4 (5-0)
Alissa Dias (Boston, MA / CNE)
LIGHTWEIGHTS (132 lbs.)
Liz Leddy (Portland, ME / NNE)
WPTS4 (5-0)
Kelsay Kaiser (Waterford, CT / WNE)
LIGHT WELTERWEIGHTS – (141 lbs.)
Rashida Ellis (Lynn, MA / CNE)
WPTS4 (5-0)
Lyndsay Kyajohnian (Gorham, ME / NNE)
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

 Open Class Semifinals results from Lowell

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW ENGLAND TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
71st annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship
OPEN CLASS FINALS TONIGHT
LOWELL, Mass. (March 2, 2017) – An appreciative crowd enjoyed 11 action-packed matches last night in the open class semifinals of the New England Tournament of Champions, part of the 71st annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship, at historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium.
The finals of the New England Tournament of Champions will be held tonight(Thursday, Mar. 2) at Lowell Memorial Auditorium to crown the 2017 N.E. champions, who will represent Team New England at the National Golden Gloves Championships for men in Lafayette, Louisiana (May) and women in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (July).
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Team Central edged Team West for the most wins last night, 4-3, followed by Team North and Team South with two victories apiece.
To purchase individual tickets, starting at $16.00 ($7.00 for students), call the Lowell Memorial Auditorium box office at 1.866.722.8881 or order online at www.LowellMemorialAuditorium.com.
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.
N.E. semifinals results below:
OFFICIAL RESULTS
(winners listed first)
Central N.E. (CNE), Northern N.E. (NNE), Southern N.E. (SNE), Western NE (WNE)
 
Open Division
MEN
FLYWEIGHTS (114 lbs.)
Jose Ferrer, Jr. (New Bedford, MA / SNE)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Shin Merinda (Haverhill, MA / CNE)
BANTAMWEIGHTS (123 lbs.)
Joseph Valdez (West Roxbury, MA / CNE)
WPTS3 (3-2)
Gabriel “Tito” Morales (Portland, ME / NNE)
Nathan Martinez (New Britain, CT / WNE)
WPTS (4-1)
Christian Figueroa (Central Falls, RI / SNE)
LIGHTWEIGHTS (132 lbs.)
Dayshon Smith (West Haven, CT / WNE)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Michael Valentin (Providence, RI / SNE)
LIGHT WELTERWEIGHTS (141 LBS.)
Efrain Nieves (New Haven, CT / WNE)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Marcelino DeBarros (Pawtucket, RI / SNE)
WELTERWEIGHTS (152 lbs.)
Josnell Castro (Portland, ME / NNE)
WPTS3 (4-1)
Michael Ohan (Holbrook, MA / SNE)
Xavier Vega (Lawrence, MA / CNE)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Jeffrey Gonzalez (New Haven, CT / WNE)
MIDDLEWEIGHTS (165 lbs.)
Yarmarco Guzman (Methuen, MA / CNE)
WPTS3 (3-2)
Trevor Lattimore (Bridgeport, CT / WNE)
HEAVYWEIGHTS (201+ lbs.)
Tim Hatfield (Providence, RI / SNE)
WPTS3 (4-1)
Zack Calmus (Gloucester, MA / CNE)
WOMEN
FLYWEIGHTS (112 lbs.)
Jennifer Amato (Keene, NH / NNE)
WPTS4 (5-0)
Marisa Belenchi (New Haven, CT / WNE)
LIGHT WELTERWEIGHTS – (141 lbs.)
Rashida Ellis (Lynn, MA / CNE)
WPTS4 (3-2)
Elizabeth Humphries (Agawam, MA / WNE)
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
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.

NEW ENGLAND TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS 71st annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship Schedule Note

Open class semifinals & finals this Wed. & Thu. in Lowell
LOWELL, Mass. (February 28, 2017) – The top male and female amateur boxers in New England will compete in the New England Tournament of Champions open class semifinal and finals, tomorrow night (Wed., Mar. 1) and Thursday evening (Mar. 2), to highlight the 71st annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship at historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium.
Much is stake for these boxers as the 2016 N.E. champions will qualify to represent Team New England at the National Golden Gloves Championships for men in Lafayette, Louisiana (MAY) and women in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (July).
The competing boxers will represent four teams at the New England Tournament of Champions: Central New England, Western New England, Northern New England and Southern New England.
To purchase individual tickets, starting at $16.00 ($7.00 for students), call the Lowell Memorial Auditorium box office at 1.866.722.8881 or order online at www.LowellMemorialAuditorium.com.
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)
New England Tournament of Champions
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.

Novice finals results from Lowell (New England Golden Gloves)

NEW ENGLAND TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
71st annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship

 

LOWELL, Mass. (February 24, 2017) – Twelve novice division champions were crowned last night in the men and women’s finals of the New England Tournament of Champions, part of the 71st annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship, at historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium.
Central New England edged Western New England, 6-4, to win the team title and receive the George McGuane Award. Northern New England had the other two individual winners.
The much-anticipated showdown in the light welterweight bout lived up to its billing as Alejandro Paulino, of New London (CT), defeated Tyngsboro’s (MA) Nathan Balakin, 4-1.  Paulino was presented the Louie Ayala Memorial Award as the Outstanding Boxer.  Jose Ayala, Louie’s brother, made the presentation.
“We had another big, enthusiastic crowd that enjoyed watching some great matches,” said Bobby Russo, New England Golden Gloves Executive Director.  “The novice division finals had so many good matchups.  Paulino versus Balakin was a very good fight.  Now, we move on to next week’s open division semifinals and finals of the New England Tournament of Champions.”
To purchase individual tickets, starting at $16.00 ($7.00 for students), call the Lowell Memorial Auditorium box office at 1.866.722.8881 or order online at www.LowellMemorialAuditorium.com.
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 top N.E. open class boxers will compete in next Wednesday and Thursday night semifinals and finals, respectively, of the New England Tournament of Champions.   Open-class winners will advance to the National Golden Gloves Championships for men in Lafayette, Louisiana (MAY) and women in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (July).
Novice finals 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.)
Luis Aybar (New London, CT / WNE)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Shin Merinda (Haverhill, MA / CNE)
LIGHTWEIGHTS (132 lbs.)
Brian Zayes (Meriden, CT / WNE)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Miles Bloodworth (Manville, RI / SNE)
LIGHT WELTERWEIGHTS (141 LBS.)
Alejandro Paulino (New London, CT / WNE)
WPTS3 (4-1)
Nathan Balakin (Tyngsboro, MA / CNE)
(Paulino named “Outstanding Boxer”)
WELTERWEIGHTS (152 lbs.)
Peter Maher (Arlington, MA / CNE)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Stelvio Neto (New Bedford, MA / SNE)
MIDDLEWEIGHTS (165 lbs.)
Jose Colon (Hartford, CT / WNE)
WPTS3 (4-1)
Furcy Ferreras (Peabody, MA / CNE)
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS (178 lbs.)
Cody Zombeck (Rochester, NH / NNE)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Ray Polanco (Roxbury, MA / CNE)
HEAVYWEIGHTS (201 lbs.)
Luke Yetten (Waltham, MA CNE)
WPTS3 (3-2)
Isaac Reyes (Holyoke, MA / WNE)
WOMEN
BANTWAMWEIGHTS (119 lbs.)
Danielle Millian (Waltham, Ma / CNE
WPTS3 (5-0)
Victoria Brohu (Boscawen, NH / NNE)
FEATHERWEIGHTS (125 lbs.)
Katherine Zehr (S. Portland, ME / NNE)
WPTS3 (3-2)
Kendra Prather (Hanscom AFB, MA / CNE)
LIGHTWEIGHTS (132 lbs.)
Jessica Lampron (Dorchester, MA / CNE)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Jacqueline Boyle (Stamford, CT / WNE)
LIGHT WELTERWEIGHTS – (141 lbs.)
Arika Skoog (Boston, MA / CNE)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Elizabeth Humphries (Agawam, MA / WNE)
MIDDLEWEIGHTS (165 lbs.)
Kyla McCartney (East Boston, MA / CNE)
WTKO1 (1:46)
Sara Bell (Danbury, CT / WNE)
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
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

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