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Former USA boxers to hold private meet-and-greet at New England Tournament of Champions Open Division Championships

1stUSA Boxing Alumni Association Event in N.E.
 

Thursday, February 22
Lowell Memorial Auditorium in Lowell, Mass.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (February 19, 2018) – USA Boxing will host a private USA Boxing Alumni Association meet-and-greet this Thursday night (Feb. 22), prior to that evening’s open division finals of the New England Tournament of Champions, part of the 72nd annual New England Golden Gloves Championships, at historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium in Lowell, Massachusetts.
The Feb. 22nd USA Boxing Alumni Association also being held, in part, to promote the 2018 USA vs. Ireland Northeast Boxing Tour, which kicks-off Monday, March 12, at the newly renovated Royale Entertainment Complex in Boston’s famed theater district. The USA vs. Ireland Northeast Boxing Tour will continue March 15 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass. and concludes March 21 at The Manchester Downtown Hotel in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Many of New England’s all-time great amateur boxers will participate, including hometown hero and three-time New England champion, “Irish” Micky Ward. Others include Jose Antonio Rivera, John Scully, Richie LaMontagne, Dave Sullivan, Travis and Tarvis Simms, Bobby Harris, Peter Manfredo, Jr., Joe Alloj, Lawrence Clay-Bey and Troy Wortham.
All USA Boxing Alumni Association members, as well as any prospective members, are welcome to attend this unique meet-and-greet, starting when doors open at 6:30 p.m. ET, until the first bout at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Ticket prices start at $18.00, only $7.00 for students (ID required) and are available to purchase by calling the Lowell Memorial Auditorium box office at 1.866.722.8881 or ordering online at www.lowellauditorium.com.
Created to champion a lifelong, mutually beneficial relations between USA Boxing and its alumni, –boxers, officials, coaches and boxing fans — The Alumni Association connects generations of champions, inspiring and giving back to USA Boxing’s future boxing champions, in and out of the ring.
The USA Boxing Alumni Association is open to anyone who has a love for boxing and would like to stay connected with amateur boxing. Members are granted access to a wide variety of special events host by the Alumni Association, including Friday evening’s USA Boxing Alumni Association Hall of Fame reception.
To join the Alumni Association, simply register at alumni@usaboxing,.org for a $40.00 per year membership fee. New members will receive a T-shirt, keychain and e-wallet.
INFORMATION:
Twitter: @USABoxing
Instagram: @USABoxing
Facebook: /USABoxing

New England   Tournament of Champions  Novice Division championship final results from Lowell

 
72nd annual Lowell Sun Charities
Golden Gloves Championship
New England Tournament of Champions
Open Division semifinals & championship finals next Wednesday & Thursday nights in Lowell 

Bridgeport, CT flyweight Jean Pineiro (blue) captured the Novice Division title
(picture courtesy of Edward Boches / Boches Photography)
LOWELL, Mass. (February 16, 2018) – Fourteen novice division champions were crowned at last night’s championship finals of the New England Tournament of Champions, part of the 72nd annual New England Golden Gloves Championships, last night at historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium.
Western New England captured top honors in team standings with eight individual winners, followed by Central New England (5), Northern New England (1) and Southern New England (0).
East Walpole bantamweight Noelle Boran was named Most Outstanding Boxer.
The action shifts next week, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, respectively, to the semifinals and finals of the New England Tournament of Champions at Lowell Memorial Auditorium. See the complete 2018 schedule of events below as well as last night’s complete results.
“It was very difficult to select the Most Outstanding Boxer because there were five who could have won,” N. E. Executive Director Bobby Russo said. Noelle won but Nelson PerezShane JordanKate Zahr and Jessie Batanda were all in the running. We had some great bouts and surprisingly good talent for the novice division.
“I’m really looking forward to next week’s All-New England open division semifinals and championship finals. People should buy tickets in advance, so they don’t get caught in long lines and miss some early bouts. We’re expecting large crowds both night.”
Tickets start at $18.00, only $7.00 for students (ID required) and are available to purchase by calling the Lowell Memorial Auditorium box office at 1.866.722.8881 or ordering online at www.lowellauditorium.com. Buy tickets early to avoid long lines the night of the show..
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.
 
OFFICIAL RESULTS
(Feb.15, 2018)
 
NEW ENGLAND TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
NOVICE DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS
FEMALE LIGHT FLYWEIGHTS (106 lbs.)
Meiya Berkey, Dedham, MA / WNE
WDEC (5-0)
Haley Meara, Malden MA / CNR
FLYWEIGHTS (114 lbs.)
Jean Pineiro, Bridgeport, CT / WNE
WDEC (5-0)
Orlando Velasquez, Johnston, RI/ SNE
FEMALE BANTAMWEIGHTS (119 lbs.)
Noelle Boran, East Walpole, MA / CNE
WDEC (5-0)
Sarah Pucci, North Haven, CT / WNE
FEMALE FEATHERWEIGHTS (125 lbs.)
Kate Zahr, South Portland, ME / NNE
WDEC 5-0)
Catie Ramsey, Stamford, CT / WNE
LIGHTWEIGHTS (132 lbs.)
Shane Jordan, Brockton, MA / CNE
WDEC (5-0)
Luis Lopez-Vega, Springfield, MA / WNE
FEMALE LIGHTWEIGHTS (132 lbs.)
Jacqueline Boyle, Stamford, CT / WNE
WDEC (5-0)
Ivanis Morales, New Bedford, MA / SNE
FEMALE JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHTS (141 lbs.)
Leah Biron, Vernon, CT / WNE
WDEC (3-2)
Stephanie Kahn, Brighton, MA / CNE
JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHTS (141 lbs.)
Nelson Perez, Marlboro, MA / CNE
WDEC (5-0)
Juston Kristie, Milford, CT / WNE
WELTERWEIGHTS (152 LBS.)
Marc Soils, Westbrook, CT / WNE
WDEC (4-1)
Alexander Lynch, Quincy, MA / Grealish Boxing Club
MIDDLEWEIGHTS (165 lbs.)
Makenson Barjon, Bridgeport, CT / WNE
WDEC (4-1)
Cody Zombeck, Rochester, NH / NNE
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS (178 lbs.)
Jesse Batanda, Nashua, NH / CNE
WDEC (5-0)
Dimani Williams, Bloomfield, CT / WNE
FEMALE HEAVYWEIGHTS (`178+ lbs.)
Lauren Migliacci, Brighton, MA / CNE
RSC2 (:0:35)’
Ruth Paul, Springfield, MA /. WNE
HEAVYWEIGHTS (2-1 lbs.)
Richard Brito, Naugatuck, CT / WNE
WDEC (3-2)
Andrew Perez, Methuen, MA / CNE
SUPER HEAVYWEIGHTS – (201+ lbs.)
Yuri Panferov,. New Haven, CT / WNE
RSC3 (0:56)
Jean Fleuirassaint, Mattapan, MA / CNE
TEAM STANDINGS
 
WNE – Western New England: 8
CNE – Central New England: 5
NNE – Northern New England: 1
SNE – Southern New England: 0
 
72nd 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, Feb. 21
Open Class Championship Finals – Thursday, Feb. 22
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. 2018 marks the 72nd 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  Novice Division results from Lowell

 
72nd annual Lowell Sun Charities
Golden Gloves Championship
New England Tournament of Champions
Novice Division finals this Thursday night in Lowell 

Marlboro, MA junior welterweight Nelson Perez (L) defeated Brockton’s Kevin Walsh to advance to next Thursday night’s All-New England Championships in the novice division
(pictures courtesy of Edward Boches / Boches Photography)
LOWELL, Mass. (February 9, 2018) – Western New England and Central New England teams dominated last night’s semifinals round in the novice division of the New England Tournament of Champions, part of the 72nd annual New England Golden Gloves Championships, was held last night at historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium.
Team Western and Team Central won five and four individual matches, respectively, of 10 exciting bouts with the 10 winners advance to this coming Thursday’s (Feb. 15) novice division championship final at Lowell Memorial Auditorium. See the complete 2018 schedule of events below as well as last night’s complete results.
“Now, we’re down to the final two novice boxers in each weight class from the six New England states,” N. E. Executive Director Bobby Russo said. “It’s always interesting to see the cream rise to the top. The week after next the All-New England’s open division matches will be held and there will be more good match ups.”
Tickets start at $16.00, only $7.00 for students (ID required) and are available to purchase by calling the Lowell Memorial Auditorium box office at 1.866.722.8881 or ordering online at www.lowellauditorium.com. Buy tickets early to avoid long lines the night of the show..
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.
 
OFFICIAL RESULTS
(Feb. 8, 2018)
 
NOVICE
FLYWEIGHTS (114 lbs.)
Jean Pineiro, Bridgeport, CT / WNE
DEC (4-1)
Thomas Curtis, Methuen, MA / CNE
JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHTS (141 lbs.)
Nelson Perez, Marlboro, MA / CNE
DEC 5-0
Kevin Walsh, Brockton, MA / SNE
WELTERWEIGHTS (152 LBS.)
Alexander Lynch, Quincy, MA / Grealish Boxing Club
DEC 5-0
Jacob Knowles, Canaan, ME
Marc Soils, Westbrook, CT / WNE
DEC (5-0)
Marwan Tama, Cranston, RI / SNE
MIDDLEWEIGHTS (165 lbs.)
Makenson Barjon, Bridgeport, CT / WNE
DEC 5-0
Kevin Pontier, Woonsocket, RI / SNE
Cody Zombeck, Rochester, NH / NNE
DEC (5-0)
Greg Bono, Waltham, MA / CNE
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS (178 lbs.)
Jesse Batanda, Nashua, NH / CNE
DEC (5-0)
Josh Sealy, Fall River, MA / SNE
Dimani Williams, Bloomfield, CT / WNE
DEC (4-1)
Bradley Jimenez, Burlington, VT
HEAVYWEIGHTS – (201+ lbs.)
Yuri Panferov,. New Haven, CT / WNE
RSC3 (1:27)
Emanuel Anaele, Brockton, MA / SNE
Jean Fleuirassaint, Mattapan, MA / CNE
DEC (4-1)
Kevin Wilaon, Dover, NH / NNE
CNE – Central New England, SNE – Southern New England,
NNE – Northern New England, WNE – Western New England

Bridgeport, CT middleweight Makension Barjon (L) won a 5-0 decision over Kevin Pontier, of Woonsocket, RI
 
72nd 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. 15
Open Class Semifinals – Wednesday, Feb. 21
Open Class Championship Finals – Thursday, Feb. 22
INFORMATION:
New England Golden Gloves 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

FOURTH-ROUND RESULTS    72nd annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship

Central N.E. novice & open championship finals this Thursday night at Lowell Auditorium

The Fight of the Night was an open semifinals welterweight match between
winner Xavier Vega (R) and Harrison Gigliotti
(all pictures courtesy of Ed Boches / Boches Photography)
LOWELL, Mass. (January 26, 2018) – The 72nd annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championships continued last night in front of a jacked-up crowd at historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium, featuring later round Central New England (Greater Lowell) novice and open class matches.

Novice semifinals and championship finals, as well as some open semifinals and championship final, were held last night. USA Boxing’s No. 7-rated light heavyweight Miguel Teo (Marlboro, MA) captured the Central New England (CNE) open division championship, stopping John Xifafas. of Nashua, N.H., in the third round. CNE novice division champions crowned last night include East Walpole (MA) flyweight Noelle Boran and Chelsea (MA) middleweight Jordy Artica
“We had another good crowd of great Lowell fans on a very cold night,” N. E. Executive Director Bobby Russo said. “The Vegas-Gigliotti match was interesting and the Fight of the Night. It got very rough at times. Vegas dominated for the most part but Gigliotti showed super toughness. He took some shots but kept coming back.”
  Charlie Espinal (R) knocked off Peter Maher’s headgear
The championship round of the novice and open division is next Thursday (Feb. 1) at Lowell Memorial Auditorium. See the complete 2018 schedule of events below as well as last night’s complete results.
Championship packages are now available for all five remaining championship events (CNE novice & open championships, NE novice and open division semifinals and finals) and reasonably priced, starting at $70.00 (general admission). To purchase call the Lowell Memorial Auditorium box office at 1.866.722.8881 or order online at www.lowellauditorium.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.
  Apostolus Lolos (L) connects with a jab vs. Arsham Bedrossian
OFFICIAL RESULTS
 
NOVICE
(Feb. 25, 2018)
FLYWEIGHTS (114 lbs.) – SEMIFINALS
Thomas Curtis, Methuen, MA / Haverhill Downtown Boxing
DEC (5-0)
Danny DeJesus, Lawrence, MA / Haverhill Inner City Boxing
FEMALE FLYWEIGHTS (119 lbs.)
Noelle Boran, East Walpole, MA / Boston Boxing
DEC (5-0)
Melissa Giroux, Lowell, MA / Lowell West End
(CNE Championship)
LIGHTWEIGHTS (132 lbs.) SEMIFINALS
Jessica Lamproon, Dorchester, MA / Boston Boxing
DEC (4-1)
Kerrin McNeil, Boston, MA / Grealish Boxing
WELTERWEIGHTS (152 LBS.) — SEMIFINALS
Apostolus Lolos, Manchester, NH / Manchester, NH
DEC (4-1)
Arsham Bedrossian, Waltham, MA / Nonantum Boxing
MIDDLEWEIGHTS (165 lbs.)
Jordy Artica, Chelsea, MA / Grealish Boxing
DEC (4-1)
Mohammed Ibrahim, Boston, MA / unattached
(CNE Championship)
OPEN
FEMALE WELTERWEIGHTS (141 lbs.) — SEMIFINALS
Ashleigh Moore, Buzzards Bay, MA / Nonantum Boxing
DEC (3-2)
Kimberly Wabik, Everett, MA / Quietman Sports
Erika Skoog, Roxbury, MA, Nonantum Boxing
DEC (5-0)
Britney Stockton, Keene, NH / Boston Boxing
JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHTS (141 lbs.) SEMIFINALS
Brandon Higgins, North Chelmsford, MA / Lowell West End
DEC (5-0)DEC (3-2)
Edwin Rozen, Haverhill, MA / Haverhill Downtown Boxing
WELTERWEIGHTS (152 lbs.) SEMIFINALS
Peter Maher, Arlington, MA / Somerville Boxing Club
DEC (3-2)
Charlie Espinal, Salem, MA / Private Jewels Boxing
Xavier Vega, Lawrence, MA / Canal Street Boxing
DEC (5-0)
Harrison Gigliotti, Bradford, MA / Haverhill Downtown Boxing
MIDDLEWEIGHTS (165 LBS.) SEMIFINALS
Michael Fontanez, Nashua, NH / Nashua, NH
DEC (4-1)
Yamarco Guzman, Methuen, MA / Canal Street Boxing
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS (175 lbs.)
Miguel Teo, Marlboro, MA / Hudson Boxing
RSC3 (2:58)
John Xifafas, Nashua, NH / Nashua PAL
(CNE Championship)
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)
Novice & Open 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:
New England Golden Gloves 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

THIRD-ROUND RESULTS: 72nd annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championships

Central N.E. semifinals round action  
this Thursday night at Lowell Auditorium
LOWELL, Mass. (January 20, 2018) – The 72nd annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championships continued last night with Central New England (Greater Lowell) novice and open class action at historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium.
Novice quarterfinals and semifinals matches were held last night, as well as preliminary bouts in the open division. The female championship bout in the middleweight class was also held last night, in which Amesbury’s (MA) Jessica McFadden edged Brookline’s Samantha Surface, 3-2.
The Fight of the Night was an open-class welterweight showdown between Salem’s (MA) Charlie Espinal and Amesbury’s Kenny Lawson, which Espinal won by a score of 5-0.
“It was a good night,” New England Golden Gloves Executive Director Bobby Russo said. “Good weather helped draw a big crowd, the largest of the season so far. There were a lot of good matches, some open division to go along with the novices. The Espinal-Larson match was the best of the night, a war from start to finish. It was the type fight you didn’t want either fighter to lose. Espinal had a little better boxing and experience that carried him to victory.”
The action switches to Thursday evening (Jan. 19) next week at Lowell Memorial Auditorium with more novice and open class matches. See the complete 2018 schedule of events below as well as last night’s complete results.
Season tickets for the remaining seven events are still available and reasonably priced at $75.00 (general admission). To purchase call the Lowell Memorial Auditorium box office at 1.866.722.8881 or order online at www.lowellauditorium.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.
OFFICIAL RESULTS
 
NOVICE
(Feb. 19, 2018)
LIGHTWEIGHTS (132 lbs.)
Shane Jordan, Brockton, MA / Everybody Fights
DEC (5-0)
Michael Correa, Manchester, NH / Manchester Pal
LIGHT WELTERWEIGHTS (141 lbs.)
Nelson Perez, Marlboro, MA / Upperkuts
DEC (5-0)
Robert Tomczyk, Sterling, MA / Palladin Martial Arts
WELTERWEIGHTS (152 LBS.)
Alexander Lynch, Quincy, MA / Grealish Boxing
DEC (4-1)
Konstantinos Papatsas, Waltham / Nontntum Boxing
FEMALE MIDDLEWEIGHTS (165 lbs.)
Jessica McFadden, Amesbury, MA / Union Street
DEC (3-2)
Samantha Surface, Brookline, Ma / Everybody Fights
(CNE championship final)
MIDDLEWEIGHTS (165 lbs.)
Mohammed Ibrahim, Boston, MA / unattached
DEC (5-0)
Jose DaCosta, Clinton, MA / Paladin
OPEN
LIGHTWEIGHTS (132 lbs.) – Semifinals
Jonathan DePina, Dorchester, MA / Everybody Fights
ESC1 (1:42)
Emmanual Antonetty, Lowell, MA / Lowell West End
Clay Scata, Framingham, MA / Nonantun Boxing Club
DEC (5-0)
David Semprit, Lowell, MA / Intenze 978
WELTERWEIGHTS (152 lbs.)
Peter Maher, Arlington, MA / Somerville Boxing Club
DEC (5-0)
Matt Difraia, Melrose, MA / Firicano Noxing
Charlie Espinal, Salem, MA / Private Jewels Boxing
DEC (5-0)
Kenny Larson, Amesbury, MA /Haverhill Downtown Boxing
MIDDLEWEIGHTS (165 LBS.)
Yamarco Guzman, Methuen, MA / Canal Street Boxing
RSC1 (2:35)
Kevin Lewis, Framingham, MA / Bancroft Boxing
Henry Gedney, Gloucester, MA / Gloucester Boxing Club
DEC (5-0)
Julien Baptiste, Lowell, MA / Lowell Boxing Club
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)
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

SECOND-ROUND RESULTS    72nd annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship

Central N.E. quarterfinals round action  
this Friday night at Lowell Auditorium

Marlboro, MA light welterweight Nelson Perez after his win last night
Pictures courtesy of Edward Boches / bochesphotogrphery.com
LOWELL, Mass. (January 13, 2018) – The Central New England (Greater Lowell) second-round of the 72nd annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championships concluded last night at historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium with that featured 13 exciting men’s and women’s novice class matches.
The quarterfinals are on tap next Friday night (Jan. 19) at Lowell Memorial Auditorium with novice and open class matches. See the complete 2018 schedule of events below as well as last night’s complete results.
“The first bout (Rodriguez vs. Picariello) of the night was awesome, one of the best I’ve seen in years,” Tournament Executive Director Bobby Russo said. “It was a lesson to be learned for fans: don’t come late! One of the great things about amateur boxing is you never know what the fight of the night will be and last night it was the first.  Rodriguez showed a good skill level, especially for a novice, and Picariello had tremendous determination. He kept coming and they both threw a lot of punches. It was a great way to start the show.”
Season tickets for the remaining seven events are still available and reasonably priced at $75.00 (general admission). To purchase call the Lowell Memorial Auditorium box office at 1.866.722.8881 or order online at www.lowellauditorium.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.
Manchester, NH welterweight Apostolus Lolos was a winner last night
 
OFFICIAL RESULTS
 
NOVICE
(Feb. 12, 2018)
LIGHTWEIGHTS (132 lbs.)
Kevin Rodriguez, Lawrence, MA / Intenze 978
WDEC (5-0)
Giovanni Picariello, Medford, MA / Nonantun Boxing Club
Emmanuel Adumbire, Dorchester, MA / Grealish Boxing
WDEC (3-2)
Shane Jordan, Brockton, MA / Everybody Fights
FEMALE LIGHT WELTERWEIGHTS (141 lbs.)
Stephanie Khan, Brighton, MA / The Ring
WDEC (5-0)
Marine Krizisch, Cambrige, MA / Nonantum Boxing
LIGHT WELTERWEIGHTS (141 lbs.)
Steve Rao, Lowell, MA / West End Gym
WDEC (3-2)
Miguel Rivera, Lawrence, MA / Intenze 978
Robert Tomczyk, Sterling, MA / Palladin Martial Arts
WDEC (5-0)
Scott Nardella, Lowell, MA / West End Gym
Nelson Perez, Marlboro, MA / Upperkuts
WDEC (3-2)
James Quealy, Dorchester, MA / Grealish Boxing
FEMALE WELTERWEIGHTS (152 lbs.)
Emily Jones, Woburn, MA / Everybody Fights
WDEC (5-0)
Samatha Kreitman, Boston, MA / Sweatbox
WELTERWEIGHTS (152 LBS.)
Alexander Lynch, Quincy, MA / Grealish Boxing
WDEC (5-0)
Doug Maguire, Hudson, MA / Hudson Boxing Club
Apostolus Lolos, Manchester, NH / Manchester PAL
WDEC (4-1)
Daniel Richard, Malden, MA / Somerville Boxing Club
MIDDLEWEIGHTS (165 lbs.)
Jordy Artica, Chelsea, MA / Grealish Boxing
WDEC (5-0)
Steve Baez, Lowell, MA / West End Gym
Mohammed Ibrahim, Boston, MA / unattached
WDEC (5-0)
Ethan Marshall, Haverhill, MA / Haverhill Downtown Boxing
HEAVYWEIGHTS (201 lbs.)
Andrew Perez, Methuen, MA / Intenze 978
WDEC (4-1)
Jordan Faulkner, Haverhill, MA / Haverhill Downtown Boxing
SUPER HEAVYWEIGHTS (201+ lbs.)
Jean Fleurissaint, Mattapan, Ma / Boston Boxing
WDEC5
Brandys Nunez, Peabody, Ma / Dullea’s
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)
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

72nd annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship

FIRST-ROUND RESULTS
 
Central N.E. preliminary round action concludes this Friday night at Lowell Auditorium
LOWELL, Mass. (January 6, 2018) – The 72nd annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championships kicked-off last night in front of an enthusiastic crowd, despite traveling in sub-zero temperature, at historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium with Central New England (Greater Lowell) preliminary-round action that featured 13 exciting men’s and women’s novice class matches.
The preliminary round will conclude next Friday night (Jan. 12) at Lowell Memorial Auditorium with novice and open class matches. See the complete 2018 schedule of events below as well as last night’s complete results.
“I was very happy with last night’s turnover,” Tournament Executive Director Bobby Russo said, “especially considering the wicked cold. “It’s a testament to the great fans in the Lowell area who are diehard supporters.”
Season tickets for all nine events are reasonably priced start at $75.00 (general admission). To purchase call the Lowell Memorial Auditorium box office at1.866.722.8881 or order online at www.lowellauditorium.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.
 
OFFICIAL RESULTS
 
NOVICE
(Feb. 5, 2018)
FEMALE LIGHTWEIGHTS (132 lbs.)
Willow Crawford, Manchester, NH / Lowell West End
WDEC5 (3-2)
Larissa Senatus, Somerville, MA / The Ring
LIGHTWEIGHTS (132 lbs.)
Michael Correa, Manchester, NH / Manchester PAL
WDEC5 (4-1)
Andre Perdomo, Lawrence, MA / Canal Street
Emmanual Adumbire, Dorchester, MA / Grealish Boxing
RSC2 (1:59)
Manpreet Singh, Belmont, MA / Nolan Bros. Boxing
LIGHT WELTERWEIGHTS (141 lbs.)
Robert Tomczyk, Sterling, MA / Palladin Martial Arts
WDEC5 (3-2)
Miguel Rubio, Roxbury, MA / The Ring
Nelson Perez, Marlboro, MA / Upperkuts
WDEC5 (5-0)
Michael Daley, Wilmington, MA / Somerville Boxing
FEMALE LIGHT WELTERWEIGHTS (141 lbs.)
Sara Beqo, Dorchester, MA, The Ring
WDEC5 (4-1)
Katie Colton, Waltham, MA / Boston Boxing
WELTERWEIGHTS (152 lbs.)
Alexander Lynch, Quincy, MA / Grealish Boxing
WDEC5 (5-0)
Zack Dalton, Lowell, MA / Lowell West End
Apostolus Lolos, Manchester, NH / Manchester PAL
WDEC5 (3-2)
Ramon Jimenez, Lynn, MA / Somerville Boxing Club
Ryan Petroantonio, Everett, MA / Somerville Boxing Club
WDEC5 (5-0)
Gabrial Freia, Salem, NH / Haverhill Downtown Boxing
MIDDLEWEIGHTS (165 lbs.)
Steven Baez, Lowell, MA / Lowell West End
W4-1
Gregory Bone, Watertown, MA / Nolan Bros. Boxing
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS (178 lbs.)
Jesse Batanda, Nashua, NH / Nashua Pal
RSC3 (1:16)
Sebastian Rodriguez, Watertown, MA / Noland Bros Boxing
HEAVYWEIGHTS (201 lbs.)
Jarrid Digangi, Reading / Union Street
WDEC5 (5-0)
Aidan Flaherty, Clinton, MA / Palladin Martial Arts
John Hamre, Framingham, MA / Upperkuts
WDEC5 (3-2)
William Karafelis, Boston, MA / The Ring
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)
2ND Preliminary Rounds – Friday, Jan. 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
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. 2018 marks the 72nd 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.

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

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.