NOVICE CLASS SEMIFINALS RESULTS: New England Tournament of Champions 70th annual Lowell Sun Chariti


LOWELL, Mass. (February 11, 2016) - Team Central had the edge in last night's novice class semifinals of the New England Tournament of Champions, part of the 70th annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship, at Lowell Memorial Auditorium.

New England Tournament of Champions

(all four regions competing)

NEW ENGLAND TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS SEMIFINALS RESULTS

NOVICE CLASS

LIGHT FLYWEIGHTS (106 lbs.)

Giovanny Hernandez, Central NE (Lawrence, MA)

WDEC3 (5-0)

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

BANTAMWEIGHTS (123 lbs.)

Marquis Fowler, Central NE (Lowell, MA)

WDEC3 (3-2)

Kevin Fletcher, Western NE (Dayville, CT)

Gabriel Morales, Northern NE (Portland, ME)

WDEC3 (5-0)

Devon O'Neill, Southern NE (Coventry, RI)

FEMALE LIGHTWEIGHTS (132 lbs.)

Kianna Kekoa, Western NE (New London, CT)

WDEC3 (3-2)

Ali Watson, Northern NE (Burlington, VT)

LIGHTWEIGHTS (132 lbs.)

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

WDEC3 (5-0)

Mike Valentin, Southern NE (Providence, RI)

WELTERWEIGHTS (152 lbs.)

Jarrod LoMax, Southern NE (Dorchester, MA)

WDEC3 (5-0)

Patrick Haley, Northern NE (South Burlington, VT)

Kenny Larson, Central NE (Salem, MA)

WDEC3 (5-0)

Christopher Montes, Western NE (New Haven, CT)

MIDDLEWEIGHTS (165 lbs.)

Brian Lawrence, Central NE (Dorchester, MA)

WDEC3 (5-0)

Quandell Dukes, Western NE (Hartford, CT)

Marques Bates, Southern NE (Providence, RI)

WKO1

Zack DiSilva. Northern NE (Burlington, VT)

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS (178 lbs.)

Henry Ventura, Southern NE (North Dartmouth, MA)

WDEC3 (5-0)

Tyler Jacques, Northern NE (St. Albans, VT)

Ihor Laba, Western NE (Stamford, VT)

WDEC3 (4-1)

Joseph DaSilva, Central NE (Gloucester, MA)

HEAVYWEIGHTS (201 lbs.)

Marvin Jones, Northern NE (Burlington, VT)

WDEC3 (5-0)

Alfonso Hidalgo, Western NE (Chicopee, MA)

Sean Gabriel, Southern NE (Marlboro, MA)

WDEC3 (4-1)

Jared Gately, Central NE (Dorchester, MA)

CENTRAL NEW ENGLAND/GREATER LOWELL FINALS

OPEN CLASS

FEMALE BANTAMWEIGHTS (125 lbs.)

Amanda Pavone (Burlington, MA -Peter Welch's Gym)

Roberta Pappas (Lawrence, MA - Intenze 978)

FEMALE LIGHTWEIGHTS (132 lbs.)

Natalia Espaillat (Methuen, MA - Haverhill Inner City)

Ashleigh Moore (Buzzards Bay - Nonantum Boxing)

MIDDLEWEIGHTS (152 lbs.)

Chris Davis Fogg (Framingham, MA - Upper Kuts Boxing)

Ryan Clark (Barrington, NH - Murphy's Gym)

Team Central had five individual winners, followed by Team South and Team West with three victories and Team North had two. The novice class finals of the N.E. Tournament of Champions will be held Thursday, Feb. 18 at Lowell Memorial Auditorium.

The Fight of the Night was the light heavyweight match of the novice class as Team South's Henry Ventura (N. Dartmouth, MA) overcame two knockdowns to defeat Team North's Tyler Jacques (St. Albans, VT) who was dropped once and also had a standing eight count, by way of a unanimous decision (5-0).

Three remaining Central New England (Greater Lowell) open class final matches were also held last night. See all results below, as well as the remaining 2016 schedule.

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.

Novice Class Championship Finals - Thursday, Feb. 18

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)

INFORMATION:

Tournament 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

Website: www.lowellgoldengloves.com

Twitter: @LowellGloves

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