All-New England’s Novice Division semifinals results from Lowell

New England
Tournament of Champions

Novice Division results from Lowell

72nd annual Lowell Sun Charities
Golden Gloves Championship
New England Tournament of Champions
Novice Division finals this Thursday night in Lowell 



Marlboro, MA junior welterweight Nelson Perez (L) defeated Brockton’s Kevin Walsh to advance to next Thursday night’s All-New England Championships in the novice division
(pictures courtesy of Edward Boches / Boches Photography)
LOWELL, Mass. (February 9, 2018) – Western New England and Central New England teams dominated last night’s semifinals round in the novice division of the New England Tournament of Champions, part of the 72nd annual New England Golden Gloves Championships, was held last night at historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium.
Team Western and Team Central won five and four individual matches, respectively, of 10 exciting bouts with the 10 winners advance to this coming Thursday’s (Feb. 15) novice division championship final at Lowell Memorial Auditorium. See the complete 2018 schedule of events below as well as last night’s complete results.
“Now, we’re down to the final two novice boxers in each weight class from the six New England states,” N. E. Executive Director Bobby Russo said. “It’s always interesting to see the cream rise to the top. The week after next the All-New England’s open division matches will be held and there will be more good match ups.”
Tickets start at $16.00, only $7.00 for students (ID required) and are available to purchase by calling the Lowell Memorial Auditorium box office at 1.866.722.8881 or ordering online at Buy tickets early to avoid long lines the night of the show..
Proceeds from the Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship go towards sending the New England Golden Gloves champions to the National Golden Gloves Championship (starting May 14, 2018 in Omaha, Nebraska), 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.
(Feb. 8, 2018)
FLYWEIGHTS (114 lbs.)
Jean Pineiro, Bridgeport, CT / WNE
DEC (4-1)
Thomas Curtis, Methuen, MA / CNE
Nelson Perez, Marlboro, MA / CNE
DEC 5-0
Kevin Walsh, Brockton, MA / SNE
Alexander Lynch, Quincy, MA / Grealish Boxing Club
DEC 5-0
Jacob Knowles, Canaan, ME
Marc Soils, Westbrook, CT / WNE
DEC (5-0)
Marwan Tama, Cranston, RI / SNE
Makenson Barjon, Bridgeport, CT / WNE
DEC 5-0
Kevin Pontier, Woonsocket, RI / SNE
Cody Zombeck, Rochester, NH / NNE
DEC (5-0)
Greg Bono, Waltham, MA / CNE
Jesse Batanda, Nashua, NH / CNE
DEC (5-0)
Josh Sealy, Fall River, MA / SNE
Dimani Williams, Bloomfield, CT / WNE
DEC (4-1)
Bradley Jimenez, Burlington, VT
HEAVYWEIGHTS – (201+ lbs.)
Yuri Panferov,. New Haven, CT / WNE
RSC3 (1:27)
Emanuel Anaele, Brockton, MA / SNE
Jean Fleuirassaint, Mattapn, MA / CNE
DEC (4-1)
Kevin Wilaon, Dover, NH / NNE
CNE – Central New England, SNE – Southern New England,
NNE – Northern New England, WNE – Western New England

Bridgeport, CT middleweight Makension Barjon (L) won a 5-0 decision over Kevin Pontier, of Woonsocket, RI
72nd 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 Championship Finals – Thursday, Feb. 15
Open Class Semifinals – Wednesday, Feb. 21
Open Class Championship Finals – Thursday, Feb. 22
New England Golden Gloves Executive Director: Bobby Russo
Director of Contestants: Art Ramalho
Chief of Officials: Lauri 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. 2018 marks the 72nd 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.
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