LOWELL, Mass. (January 21, 2017) - The preliminary round of the 71st annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship concluded last night with 11 exciting Central New England (Greater Lowell) men's novice matches at historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium.
(winners listed first)
FLYWEIGHTS (114 lbs.)
Christian Moura (Hollis, NH / Nashua PAL)
Giovanny Hernandez (Lawrence, MA / (Intenze 978))
BANTAMWEIGHTS (123 lbs.)
Byron Barrera (Newton, MA / NonantumBoxing)
Do Kyung Yun (Dorchester, MA / Grealish Boxing)
Joseph Valdez (West Roxbury, MA / Nashua PAL)
Jacob Solomon (Brookline, MA / The Ring)
LIGHT MIDDLEWEIGHTS (152 lbs.)
Peter Maher (Arlington, MA / Somerville Boxing Club)
Joshua Raineri (Haverhill, MA / Haverhill Downtown Boxing)
Michael Rivera (Jamaica Plain / The Ring)
Donovan Ramsey (Quincy, MA / Grealish Boxing)
MIDDLEWEIGHTS (165 lbs.)
James Marino (Medford, MA / Somerville Boxing Club)
Raphael Ocasio (Waltham, MA / Upperkuts)
Jared Laganas (Hudson, NH / SLS Boxing)
Furcy Ferrera (Peabody, MA / Private Jewels)
Henry Gedney (Gloucester, MA - Gloucester Boxing)
Oluyinka Olsode-Martins (Stoughton, MA / Peter Welch's)
Adrian Gedney (Gloucester / Gloucester Boxing Club)
Sheneile Rodriguez (Ashland, MA / Upperkuts)
HEAVYWEIGHTS (201 lbs.)
Luke Yetten (Waltham, MA / Boston Boxing)
Ben Hansberry (Framingham, MA / Lowell West End)
SUPER HEAVYWEIGHTS (201+ lbs.)
Luis Rivera (Boston, MA / Somerville Boxing Club)
Anthony Sansevero (Watertown, MA / Sorabella Training Center)
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FISTIC FILMS--GOOD ROUNDS--BOXING NORTHEAST SERIES #3
Ben Hansberry--Lowell West End--vs Luke Yetten--Boston Boxing--201
LOWELL GOLDEN GLOVES preliminaries--01-20-17--Round 2
"Smart fight," Bud, one of the balcony stalwarts where I sit at the LMA, said to me after the penultimate bout of Lowell's second night of Golden Gloves boxing. Bud referred to Luke Yetten's successful effort against a much taller Ben Hansberry in their 201 n matchup. I'd seen Hansberry drop a decision in the 2015 Lowell preliminaries. Yettin I first saw in 2010. He made it to the Lowell finals in 2015, and he boxed again in 2016. It was fun to watch Yettin develop his rhythm in the first round and then follow his game plan of sticking to Hansberry's chest and never letting up the pressure. Here is the second round. Hansberry in red headgear; Yettin in black headgear.
The quarterfinals will be held next Thursday night (Jan. 26) at Lowell Memorial Auditorium with men's and women's novice and open class matches. See complete 2017 schedule of events below as well as last night's complete results.
"We had our second straight awesome show," New England Golden Gloves Executive Director Bobby Russo said. "There was another great crowd of enthusiastic fans who loved the non-stop action. We switch to Thursday night for this coming week's quarterfinal round and continue every Thursday night through February until we go Wednesday and Thursday (Mar. 1 & 2) for the semifinals and final (open class) of the New England Tournament of Champions."
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 (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)
Central New England (Greater Lowell)
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
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
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.