CNE Open & Novice Division Championship results from Lowell
Lowell Sun Charities
division lightweight champion Brandon HiggIns, of N. Chelmsford (MA),
used his stiff jab to defeat Nathan Balakin.
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
Nashua, NH middleweight Michael Fontanez and Brockton, MA
lightweight Shane Jordan were named Outstanding Boxers,
respectively, in the open and novice divisions.
courtesy of Ed Boches / Boches Photography
(L-R) -- Michael Fontanez& Bobby Russo
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
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
Memorial Auditorium - 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7:30 p.m. first bout)
England Tournament of Champions
Class Semifinals - Thursday, Feb. 8
Class Championship Finals - Thursday, Feb. 15
Class Semifinals - Wednesday, Feb. 21
Class Championship Finals - Thursday, Feb. 22
New England Golden
Gloves Executive Director: Bobby Russo
Director of Contestants: Art
Chief of Officials: Lauri
Ring Announcer: John Vena
Memorial Auditorium, 50 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA
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
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.
BRAMBLE MEET AGAIN AT RING 10 AWARDS
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
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.