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

COVER PHOTO: 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

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