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
(Feb. 12, 2018)
LIGHTWEIGHTS (132 lbs.)
Kevin Rodriguez, Lawrence, MA / Intenze 978
Giovanni Picariello, Medford, MA / Nonantun Boxing Club
Emmanuel Adumbire, Dorchester, MA / Grealish Boxing
Shane Jordan, Brockton, MA / Everybody Fights
FEMALE LIGHT WELTERWEIGHTS (141 lbs.)
Stephanie Khan, Brighton, MA / The Ring
Marine Krizisch, Cambrige, MA / Nonantum Boxing
LIGHT WELTERWEIGHTS (141 lbs.)
Steve Rao, Lowell, MA / West End Gym
Miguel Rivera, Lawrence, MA / Intenze 978
Robert Tomczyk, Sterling, MA / Palladin Martial Arts
Scott Nardella, Lowell, MA / West End Gym
Nelson Perez, Marlboro, MA / Upperkuts
James Quealy, Dorchester, MA / Grealish Boxing
FEMALE WELTERWEIGHTS (152 lbs.)
Emily Jones, Woburn, MA / Everybody Fights
Samatha Kreitman, Boston, MA / Sweatbox
WELTERWEIGHTS (152 LBS.)
Alexander Lynch, Quincy, MA / Grealish Boxing
Doug Maguire, Hudson, MA / Hudson Boxing Club
Apostolus Lolos, Manchester, NH / Manchester PAL
Daniel Richard, Malden, MA / Somerville Boxing Club
MIDDLEWEIGHTS (165 lbs.)
Jordy Artica, Chelsea, MA / Grealish Boxing
Steve Baez, Lowell, MA / West End Gym
Mohammed Ibrahim, Boston, MA / unattached
Ethan Marshall, Haverhill, MA / Haverhill Downtown Boxing
HEAVYWEIGHTS (201 lbs.)
Andrew Perez, Methuen, MA / Intenze 978
Jordan Faulkner, Haverhill, MA / Haverhill Downtown Boxing
SUPER HEAVYWEIGHTS (201+ lbs.)
Jean Fleurissaint, Mattapan, Ma / Boston Boxing
Brandys Nunez, Peabody, Ma / Dullea's
1st Round Results CLICK HERE.
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
Website: www.lowellgoldengloves.com, www.lowellauditorium.com
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.