New England Tournament of Champions 70th annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship Novi


LOWELL, Mass. (February 9, 2016) - The novice class semifinals of the New England Tournament of Champions, part of the 70th annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship, will take place this Thursday night (Feb. 11) at historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium.

Three remaining Central New England (Greater Lowell) open class final matches are also on tap Thursday evening. See pairings below, as well as the remaining 2016 schedule.

NEW ENGLAND TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS SEMIFINALS PAIRINGS

NOVICE CLASS

LIGHT FLYWEIGHTS (106 lbs.)

Gabriel Duran, Western N.E. (Danbury, CT)

vs.

Giovanny Hernandez, Central NE (Lawrence, MA)

BANTAMWEIGHTS (123 lbs.)

Kevin Fletcher, Western NE (Dayville, CT)

vs.

Marquis Fowler, Central NE (Lowell, MA)

Gabriel Morales, Northern NE (Portland, ME)

vs.

Devon O'Neill, Southern NE (Coventry, RI)

FEMALE LIGHTWEIGHTS (132 lbs.)

Ali Watson, Northern NE (Burlington, VT)

vs.

Kianna Kekoa, Western NE (New London, CT)

LIGHTWEIGHTS (132 lbs.)

Mike Valentin, Southern NE (Providence, RI)

vs.

Day'Shon Smith, Western NE (West Haven. CT)

WELTERWEIGHTS (152 lbs.)

Jarrod LoMax, Southern NE (Dorchester, MA)

vs.

Patrick Haley, Norhtern NE (South Burlington, VT)

Kenny Larson, Central NE (Salem, MA)

vs.

Christopher Montes, Western NE (New Haven, CT)

MIDDLEWEIGHTS (165 lbs.)

Quandell Dukes, Western NE (Hartford, CT)

vs.

Brian Lawrence, Central NE (Dorchester, MA)

Marques Bates, Southern NE (Providence, RI)

vs.

Zack DiSilva. Northern NE (Burlington, VT)

FEMALE MIDDLEWEIGHTS (165 lbs.)

Kyla McCarty, Central NE (Boston, MA)

vs.

Jennavieve Lawton, Northern NE (Burlington, VT)

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS (178 lbs.)

Henry Ventura, Southern NE (North Dartmouth, MA)

vs.

Tyler Jacques, Northern NE (St. Albans, VT)

Ihor Laba, Western NE (Stamford, VT)

vs.

Joseph DaSilva, Central NE (Gloucester, MA)

HEAVYWEIGHTS (201 lbs.)

Alfonso Hidalgo, Western NE (Boston, MA)

vs.

Marvin Jones, Northern NE (Burlington, VT)

Jared Gately, Central NE (Franklin, MA)

vs.

Sean Gabriel, Southern NE (Marlboro, MA)

SUPER HEAVYWEIGHTS (201+ lbs.)

Ryan Brooks, Central NE (Weymouth, MA)

vs.

Fernely Feliz, Jr., Western NE (Danbury, CT)

Peter Campbell, Southern NE (Quincy, MA)

vs.

Mark Porter, Northern NE (Burlington, VT)

CENTRAL NEW ENGLAND/GREATER LOWELL FINALS

OPEN CLASS

FEMALE LIGHTWEIGHTS (132 lbs.)

Natalia Espaillat (Methuen, MA - Haverhill Inner City)

vs.

Ashleigh Moore (Buzzards Bay - Nonantum Boxing)

FEMALE BANTAMWEIGHTS (125 lbs.)

Amanda Pavone (Burlington, MA -Peter Welch's Gym)

vs.

Roberta Pappas (Lawrence, MA - Intenze 978)

MIDDLEWEIGHTS (152 lbs.)

Chris Davis Fogg (Framingham, MA - Upper Kuts Boxing)

vs.

Ryan Clark (Barrington, NH - Murphy's Gym)

70th 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

(all four regions competing)

Novice Class Semifinals - Thursday, Feb. 11

Novice Class Championship Finals - Thursday, Feb. 18

Open Class Semifinals - Wednesday, Feb. 24

Open Class Championship Finals - Thursday, Feb. 25

(all open class winners advance to the 2016 National Golden Gloves Championships, May 16-21, in Salt Lake City, Utah)

Four nights of Championship Boxing Ticket Package - Tickets for the four remaining events are available to purchase for $40.00 ticket in the balcony. This special ticket offer includes the semifinals and finals of the Novice and Open class 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 for $17.00, $15.00 or $12.00. Student tickets are also available for only $7.00 (student 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 (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.

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

Website: www.lowellgoldengloves.com

Twitter: @LowellGloves


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