NEW ENGLAND TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS 71st annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship OPEN

LOWELL, Mass. (March 3, 2017) - Western New England won its fourth consecutive New England Tournament of Champions open class team title last night in the grand finale of the 71st annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship, at historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS

(winners listed first)

Central N.E. (CNE), Northern N.E. (NNE), Southern N.E. (SNE), Western NE (WNE)

Open Division

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FLYWEIGHTS (114 lbs.)

Felix Perilla (New Haven, CT / WNE)

WPTS3 (5-0)

Jose Ferrer, Jr. (New Bedford, MA / SNE)

BANTAMWEIGHTS (123 lbs.)

Nathan Martinez (New Britain, CT / WNE)

WPTS3 (5-0)

Joseph Valdes (Amherst, NH / CNE)

LIGHTWEIGHTS (132 lbs.)

Dayshon Smith (West Haven, CT / WNE)

WPTS3 (5-0)

Brandon Higgins (North Chelmsford, MA / CNE)

LIGHT WELTERWEIGHTS (141 LBS.)

Efrain Nieves (New Haven, CT / WNE)

WRSC1 (0:40)

Jesus Ablan (Babson Park, MA / NNE)

WELTERWEIGHTS (152 lbs.)

Josnell Castro (Portland, ME / NNE)

WPTS3 (5-0)

Xavier Vega (Lawrence, MA / CNE)

MIDDLEWEIGHTS (165 lbs.)

Yarmarco Guzman (Methuen, MA / CNE)

WPTS3 (5-0)

Sasha Lamour (Portland, ME / NNE)

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS (178 lbs.)

Elvis Figueroa (New Haven, CT / WNE)

WPTS3 (5-0)

Taylor Mears (Boston, MA / CNE)

HEAVYWEIGHTS (201 lbs.)

Hampton Miller (Waterbury, ME / WNE)

WRSC2 (1:14)

Sean Gabriel (Middleboro, MA / SNE)

SUPER HEAVYWEIGHTS (201+ lbs.)

Fernely Felix (Danbury, CT / WNE)

WPTS3 (3-2)

Tim Hatfield (Providence, RI / SNE)

WOMEN

FLYWEIGHTS (112 lbs.)

Jen Amato (Keene, NH / NNE)

WPTS4 (5-0)

Alissa Dias (Boston, MA / CNE)

LIGHTWEIGHTS (132 lbs.)

Liz Leddy (Portland, ME / NNE)

WPTS4 (5-0)

Kelsay Kaiser (Waterford, CT / WNE)

LIGHT WELTERWEIGHTS - (141 lbs.)

Rashida Ellis (Lynn, MA / CNE)

WPTS4 (5-0)

Lyndsay Kyajohnian (Gorham, ME / NNE)

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Western NE had seven individual winners to earn the Bill Hoar Memorial Award as the Most Outstanding Team. Northern New England finished second with three individual winners and Central New England had two.

"Once again," New England Golden Gloves Executive Director Bobby Russo said, "it was a great tournament with so many good, competitive matches. We had the biggest crowd of the season turnout for the finals. The draw was done by computer, so the marches were nice and fair. I really liked the way these boxers were matched. The fans here in Lowell have been appreciated f