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.
(WINNERS LISTED FIRST)
Men's Novice Division
LIGHTWEIGHTS (132 lbs.)
Troy Anderson (Dorchester, MA / Nonantum Boxing)
Steve Rao (Lowell, MA / Lowell West End)
LIGHT WELTERWEIGHTS (141 lbs.)
Robert Tomczyk (Sterling, MA, / Paladin)
John Cooney (Derry NH / Thrive Boxing)
Ricardo Reid (Dorchester, MA / Everybody Fights)
Miguel Rivera (Lawrence, MA / Thrive Boxing)
Nathan Balakin (Tyngsboro, MA / West End)
Keith Rubera (Somerville, MA / Somerville Boxing)
WELTERWEIGHTS (152 lbs.)
Christopher Langley (Medford, MA / Unattached)
Dylan Duvel (Middleton, MA / Gloucester Boxing)
MIDDLEWEIGHTS (165 lbs.)
Oluyinka Olasode-Martins (Stoughton, MA / Peter Welch's Boxing)
Josh Flood (Manchester, NH / Murphy's Bareknuckle Boxing)
Sheniell Rodriguez (Ashland, MA / Upperkuts Boxing)
Patrick Brady (South Boston, MA / South Boston Boxing)
Adrian Gedney (Gloucester, MA / Gloucester Boxing)
Whimpper Barahona (Methuen, MA / Lawtown Boxing)
James Marino (Medford, MA / Somerville Boxing)
Patrick Lynch (Boston, MA / Everybody Fights)
Henry Gedney (Gloucester, MA / Gloucester Boston)
Gregory Bono (Watertown, MA / Sorabella Training Center)
Women's Novice Division
LIGHT WELTERWEIGHTS (141 lbs.)
Arika Skoog, Boston, MA / The Ring
Michelle Gould (Somerville, MA / Quietman Sports)
Katie Colton (Boston, MA, Boston Boxing)
Nicky Jimenez (Roslindale, MA / Unattached)
Fernada Araujo (North Reading, MA / Firicano Boxing)
Marina Krzisch (Nonantum Boxing Club)
See who won Western Mass Golden Gloves by clicking here.
FISTIC FILMS--GOOD ROUNDS--Boxing Northeast Series #2
Nathan Balakin--Lowell West End--vs Keith Rubera--Somerville Boxing--141 lbs
LOWELL GOLDEN GLOVES novice preliminaries--01-13-17--round 3
Keith Rubera from Somerville Boxing had his work cut out for him in his bout with Nathan Balakin from Lowell West End. Balakin had the height and a lot of moves and could punch. Rubera never ceased and succeeded in reaching Balakin and disturbing him several times throughout the bout. It was pretty clear after two rounds that Balakin had the fight. Here in the third Balakin comes out full of steam. Rubera digs in against fatigue. Then these two pugilists demonstrate that Golden Gloves effort which draws us to the venue.
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.
1st 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
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
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.