Portland Boxing Club's Wade Faria (left)
at the Northern New England Golden Gloves Championships in Somersworth, NH
on January 25, 2020.
Two Portland Boxing Club athletes competed in the Northern New England Golden Gloves Championships finals in Somersworth, NH.
PBC’s Wade Faria, a novice class middleweight (165 lbs) of South Portland, won a very competitive bout by unanimous decision over southpaw Travis Campbell, of Manchester, NH. Faria scored a standing 8-count in the third round to get the win on all the judges’ scorecards.
PBC’s Jordan Lindsay, a novice class super heavyweight (201+ lbs) of Windham, won RSC (technical knock-out) over James Ploof, of Cornwall, VT. Ploof received a standing 8-count in the first round and two standing 8-counts in the second round before the referee had seen enough and stopped the bout at 58 seconds into the second round.
With these Northern New England Golden Gloves Championships wins, Portland Boxing Club athletes have now earned 214 championship wins in the organization’s 28 years.
The winners of the Northern New England championships advance to the All-New England Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium in Lowell, MA. Portland Boxing Club athletes advancing by walk over are former two time novice class featherweight (125 lbs) champion Kate Zehr, of South Portland, who is now competing in the open class, and defending open class lightweight (132 lbs) New England champion Liz Leddy of Portland.
Novice class champions compete in the New England novice class Tournament of Champions semi-finals on Thursday, February 13 with the winners advancing to the finals on Thursday, February 20. Open class champions will compete in the New England open class Tournament of Champions semi-finals on Thursday, February 27 with the winners advancing to the finals on Thursday March 5. The open class New England champions will advance to the National Golden Gloves Championships in Tulsa, Oklahoma beginning on May 4, 2020.