NOVICE CLASS FINALS THIS THURSDAY NIGHT IN LOWELL - New England Tournament of Champions 70th Annual


LOWELL, Mass. (February 15, 2016) - The novice class finals 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. 18) at historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium.

See Thursday evening's pairings below, as well as the remaining 2016 schedule.

New England Tournament of Champions

(all four regions competing)

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)

Also on tap is a Central N.E. (Greater Lowell) heavyweight final rematch between Haverhill's John Roche (Haverhill Downtown Boxing) and Methuen's Jesus Flores (Canal Street Boxing). Flores won the original bout but a round-time issue has resulted in this rematch.

NEW ENGLAND TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS FINALS PAIRINGS

NOVICE CLASS

LIGHT FLYWEIGHTS (106 lbs.)

Giovanny Hernandez, Central NE (Lawrence, MA)

vs.

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

FEMALE FLYWEIGHTS (114.lbs.)

Christian Moura, Central NE (Hollis, NH)

vs.

Abdeljalil Sebbai, Western NE (Worcester, MA)

FEMALE BANTAMWEIGHTS (119 lbs.)

Jennifer Perella, Central NE (Hyde Park, MA)

vs.

Marisa Messer-Belenchia, Western NE (East Haven, CT)

BANTAMWEIGHTS (123 lbs.)

Gabriel Morales, Northern NE (Portland, ME)

vs.

Marquis Fowler, Central NE (Lowell, MA)

FEMALE LIGHTWEIGHTS (132 lbs.)

Clare Duffy Central NE (East Boston, MA)

vs.

Kianna Kekoa, Western NE (New London, CT)

LIGHTWEIGHTS (132 lbs.)

Jonathan DePina, Central NE (Dorchester, MA)

vs.

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

FEMALE LIGHT WELTERWEIGHTS (141 lbs.)

Brittney Stockton, Northern NE (Keene, NH)

vs.

Jessica Santiago, Western NE (East Hartford, CT)

FEMALE WELTERWEIGHTS (152 lbs.)

Amanda Baldwin, Northern NE (Winooski, VT)

vs.

Taylor Smith, Western NE (Westfield, MA)

WELTERWEIGHTS (152 lbs.)

Jarrod LoMax, Southern NE (Dorchester, MA)

vs.

Kenny Larson, Central NE (Salem, MA)

FEMALE MIDDLEWEIGHTS (165 lbs.)

Kyla McCartney, Central NE (East Boston, MA)

vs.

Jennaviere Lawton, Western NE (Worcester, NE)

MIDDLEWEIGHTS (165 lbs.)

Marques Bates, Southern NE (Providence, RI)

vs.

Brian Lawrence, Central NE (Dorchester, MA)

FEMALE LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS (178 lbs.)

Christina Da Silva, Central NE (New Bedford, MA)

vs.

Brittney Zelesky, Western NE (Worcester, MA)

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS (178 lbs.)

Henry Ventura, Southern NE (North Dartmouth, MA)

vs.

Ihor Laba, Western NE (Stamford, VT)

HEAVYWEIGHTS (201 lbs.)

Marvin Jones, Northern NE (Burlington, VT)

vs.

Sean Gabriel, Southern NE (Marlboro, MA)

CENTRAL NEW ENGLAND/GREATER LOWELL FINALS

OPEN CLASS

HEAVYWEIGHTS (201 lbs.)

John Roche (Haverhill, MA - Haverhill Downtown Boxing)

vs.

Jesus Flores (Methuen, MA - Canal Street Boxing)

70th annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship Schedule

(Lowell Memorial Auditorium - 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7:30 p.m. first bout)

Three nights of Championship Boxing Ticket Package - Tickets for the three remaining events are available to purchase for $30.00 ticket in the balcony. This special ticket offer includes the 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 general admission tickets are also available to purchase starting at $16.00. 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.


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