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CNE Open & Novice Division Championship results from Lowell 

72nd annual Lowell Sun Charities

Golden Gloves Championship

CNE open division lightweight champion Brandon HiggIns, of N. Chelmsford (MA), used his stiff jab to defeat Nathan Balakin.

 (picture courtesy of Ed Boches / Boches Photography)

 LOWELL, Mass. (February 2, 2018) - The Central New England (Greater Lowell) Championships, part of the 72nd annual New England Golden Gloves Championships, concluded last night with open and novice class championship matches at historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium.

 Nashua, NH middleweight Michael Fontanez and Brockton, MA lightweight Shane Jordan were named Outstanding Boxers, respectively, in the open and novice divisions.

Shane Jordan (picture courtesy of Ed Boches / Boches Photography

(L-R) -- Michael Fontanez& Bobby Russo

 Nashua PAL had the most individual champions, three, followed closely by Everybody Fights with two. All individual CNE open and novice champions qualified for the upcoming New England Tournament of Champions.

"Last night was another example of why fans should arrive early," N. E. Executive Director Bobby Russo said. "The second and third fights of the night stole the show. The second bout was a brawl between Jessica Lamproon and Willow Crawford. They came out of their corners throwing punches and never let up through the fight. It was difficult to pick a winner, but Jessica won a decision, 3-2. We had the largest crown of the season. They were really enthusiastic from start to finish and Jessica and Willow had the place rockin'. The third fight of the night, Shane Jordan versus Kevin Rodriguez, was awesome as well

 "Overall, we had 14 great, action-packed fights in both open and novice class championship matches. Now, we're on to the New Englands!".

 The New England Tournament of Champions starts this coming Thursday (Feb. 8) with Novice Class Semifinals on tap at Lowell Memorial Auditorium. See the complete 2018 schedule of events below as well as last night's complete results.

 Championship packages are now available for all four remaining championship events (NE novice and open division semifinals and finals) and reasonably priced, starting at $55.00 (general admission). To purchase call the Lowell Memorial Auditorium box office at 1.866.722.8881 or order online at www.lowellauditorium.com. Individual event tickets are also available to purchase, starting at $16.00, only $7.00 for students (ID required). Buy tickets early to avoid long lines.

 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.

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 Semifinals - Thursday, Feb. 8

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

 Website: www.lowellgoldengloves.com, www.lowellauditorium.com

Twitter: @LowellGloves

 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.


Richie Giachetti Dies

courtesy Ring 8

February 3, 2016

Cleveland Richie Giachetti boxing trainer has died. He was a boxing trainer who has worked with a number of world champions including Larry Holmes and Mike Tyson.

Giachetti first began working in boxing in 1961 and also helped Don King in his first promotion with Muhammad Ali.

Giachetti is most famous for guiding Larry Holmes to the heavyweight championship, Giachetti trained many other top fighters of the 70ís and 80ís including the like of Earnie Shavers, Aaron Pryor and Greg Page.

When Mike Tyson was dethroned of his heavyweight crown by James "Buster" Douglas in 1990 in a 10th-round knockout in Tokyo, King inserted Giachetti as Tyson's trainer. Giachetti trained Tyson for his next four fights, those against Henry Tillman, Alex Stewart, and the two fights against Donovan "Razor" Ruddock. Giachetti later returned to Tyson's corner for his second fight against Evander Holyfield, the infamous "bite fight".

Giachetti also trained two times world cruiserweight champion Jean Marc Mormeck and worked with another top cruiserweight Steve Cunningham as well former world contender Sal "Rocky" Cenicola in the late 1980s.



BRONX, NY  Sept 8th  The old fight network emerged yesterday and it brought back memories of the past with a main event - the reuniting of old foes Livingston Bramble and Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini, who battled in two wars in the mid 1980's. Despite being close to the circuit, both Bramble and Mancini had not seen each other for over two decades.

  Mancini & Bramble staged two of the toughest bouts of the '80's.

 Bramble briefly spoke about his career, which was highlighted by his winning the lightweight title from "Boom Boom", and his motivation for his defense against Philadelphian Tyrone Crawley, and of course the second bout with Mancini.  Mancini spoke about the spirit and determination the two showed in their highly anticipated showdowns, citing that the Mancini camp knew it would not be an easy task to fight the difficult style Bramble presented. Also honored were the Belloise brothers, Steve, Mike and Sal who together fought out of the Bronx in the 1940's They fought 279 bouts and were well known during the sports heyday. 



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