THIS WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY NIGHTS IN LOWELL - New England Tournament of Champions 70th annual Low


LOWELL, Mass. (February 21, 2016) - The best amateur boxers in New England will compete this coming week in the open class semifinals and finals of the New England Tournament of Champions, part of the 70thannual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship, this Wednesday (Feb. 24) and Thursday (Feb. 25) evenings, respectively, at historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium.

Tickets for the New England Tournament of Champions open class semifinals and finals are available to purchase, starting at $17.00 for each event, by calling the Lowell Memorial Auditorium box office at 1.866.722.8881 or order online at www.LowellMemorialAuditorium.com. 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.

Keeping with tradition, drawings for the semifinals will not be held until this Tuesday night. Winners in the semifinals will advance to the finals. At stake is a spot on Team New England for the 2016 National Golden Gloves Championships, May 16-21, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Below find the field for each weight class:

NEW ENGLAND TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS

OPEN CLASS

(Men)

BANTAMWEIGHTS (114 lbs.)

James Aquino, Meriden, CT (WNE)

Clayton Scata, Framingham, MA (CNE)

Joe Ferrer, New Bedford, MA (SNE)

FEATHERWEIGHTS (123 lbs.)

Jonathan Perez, Lowell, MA (CNE)

Christian Andrade, Fairhaven, MA (SNE)

Jacob Marrero, Bridgeport, CT (WNE)

Gabriel Morales, Portland, ME (NNE)

LIGHTWEIGHTS (132 lbs.)

Anuel Rosa-Lopez, New Haven, CT (WNE)

Matthew Fontanez, Nashua, NH (CNE)

Marcelino Debarros, North Providence, RI

LIGHT WELTERWEIGHTS (141 lbs.)

Jaime Ortiz-Rodriguez, Worcester, MA (WNE)

Abraham Nova, Brookline, MA (CNE)

Michael Ohan, Holbrook, MA (SNE)

WELTERWEIGHTS (152 lbs.)

Richard Ford, Claremont, NH (NNE)

Anthony Laureano, Millis, MA (CNE)

Joseph Muese, Millis, MA (CNE)

Henry Hewig, Coventry, RI (SNE)

MIDDLEWEIGHTS (165 lbs.)

Jalen Renaud, Indian Orchard, MA (WNE)

Christopher Davis Fogg, Framingham, MA (CNE)

Rory Stapleton, Lancaster, NH (NNE)

Victor Reynoso, Providence, RI (SNE)

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS (178 lbs.)

Elvis Figueroa, New Haven, CT (WNE)

Taylor Mears, Boston, MA (CNE)

HEAVYWEIGHTS (201 lbs.)

Derek Edmonds, Worcesster, MA (WNE)

Jesus Flores, Methuen, MA (CNE)

SUPER HEAVYWEIGHTS (201+ lbs.)

Hampton Miller, Waterbury, CT

TBD

(Women)

FEATHERWEIGHTS (125.lbs.)

Eydir Lima, Worcester, MA (WNE)

Amanda Pavone, Burlington, MA (CNE)

FEMALE LIGHT WELTERWEIGHTS (141 lbs.)

Lindsey Kyajonhnian, Westbrook, ME (NNE)

Miesha Tuitt, Springfield, MA (WNE)

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NNE - Northern New England (Burlington, VT)

CEN - Central New England (Lowell, MA)

WNE - Western New England (Holyoke, MA)

SNE - Southern New England (Fall River, MA)

70th annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship Schedule

(Lowell Memorial Auditorium - 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7:30 p.m. first bout)

New England Tournament of Champions

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)

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