Central N.E. Golden Gloves novice & open finals results from Lowell

71st annual 

Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship

Central N.E.  novice & open finals results


LOWELL, Mass. (February 11, 2017) – Central New England (Greater Lowell) division champions in the open and novice divisions were crowned last night in the final round of the 71st annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship at historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium.  Fans braved the frigid cold weather to support the amateur boxers.

Winners will advance to the semifinals of the New England Tournament of Champions, also held at Lowell Auditorium, starting next Thursday night with novice division.  See the remaining 2017 schedule of events below as well as last night’s complete results.



Babson Park (MA) light welterweight Jesus Ablan (Nonantum Boxing) and Tyngsboro (MA) light welterweight Nathan Balakin (Lowell West End), respectively, were named Outstanding Boxer of the open and novice divisions.


A New England Championship ticket (GA) package is available this week only, $40.00 for all four remaining events, including open and novice semifinals and finals of the 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 event tickets are also available to purchase, starting at $16.00, only $7.00 for students.

Proceeds from the Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship go towards sending the New England Golden Gloves champions to the National Golden Gloves Championship (2017 in Lafayette, Louisiana), 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.


(winners listed first)
Open Division
Jesus Alban (Babson Park / Nonantum Boxing)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Jeremiah Perez (Lowell, MA / Lowell West End)
Xavier Vega (Methuen, MA / Canal Street Gym)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Mike Fontanez (Nashua, NH / Nashua PAL)
Yarmarco Guzman (Methuen, MA / Canal Street Gym)
WPTS3 (3-2)
Brian Lawrence (Dorchester, MA / Peter Welch’s Gym)
HEAVYWEIGHTS (201+ lbs.)
Zack Culmas (Gloucester, MA / Private Jewels)
WPTS3 (3-2)
Alex Falcon (Lynn, MA / Private Jewels)
Novice Division
FLYWEIGHTS (114 lbs.)
Shin Merinda (Haverhill, MA / Haverhill Downtown Boxing)
WPTS3 (4-1)
Christian Moura (Hollis, NH / Nashua PAL)
Danielle Millian (Waltham, MA / Sorabella Training Center)
WPTS 3 (4-1)
Karen Dahl (Allston, MA / Boston Boxing)
Joseph Valdes (West Roxbury, MA / Nashua PAL)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Joel Morales (Everett, MA / Somerville Boxing Club)
Kendra Prather (Hanscom AFB, MA / Union Street Boxing)
WPTS3 (3-2)
Noelle Boran (East Walpole, MA / Boston Boxing)
Jessica Lampron (Dorchester, MA / Boston Boxing)
WPTS3 (4-1)
Willow Crawford (Manchester, NH / Lowell West End)
Nathan Balakin (Tyngsboro, MA / Lowell West End
WPTS3 (4-1)
Ricardo Reid (Boston, MA / Everybody Fights)
Peter Maher (Arlington, MA / Somerville Boxing)
WPTS 3 (5-0)
Michael Rovera (Nashua, NH – The Ring)
Furcy Ferreras (Peabody, MA / Private Jewels)
WPTS3 5-0)
Adrien Gedney (Gloucester, MA / Gloucester Boxing Club)
Rey Polanco (Roxbury, MA / South Boston Boxing)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Andrew Perez (Methuen, MA / Lawtown Boxing)
HEAVYWEIGHTS (201+ lbs.)
Viktor Lobov (Malden, MA / Nonantum Boxing)
WPTS3 (5-0)
Luis Rivera (Boston, MA – Somerville Boxing Club)

71st 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
Novice Class Semifinals – Thursday, Feb. 16
Novice Class Championship Finals – Thursday, Feb. 23
Open Class Semifinals – Wednesday, Mar. 1
Open Class Championship Finals – Thursday, Mar. 2
New England Golden Gloves 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
Twitter:  @LowellGloves

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.  2017 marks the 71st 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.


CONTACT:  Bob Trieger, Full Court PRESS, 978.590.0470, bobtfcp@hotmail.com, @FightPublicist

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