Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves set for Friday

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – The 71st annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship are slated to begin Friday, January 13th, with the preliminary-round action, at the historic Lowell Memorial.

In 2016, Peter Welch’s Gym out of South Boston was simply dominate as they captured seven individual titles, while Lowell West End Gym and Grealish Boxing followed suite.

Much fanfare has been centered around Brandon Higgins, who hails from North Chelmsford and represents the Lowell West End Gym.

“This is the continuation of a great Lowell boxing tradition,” Tournament Executive Director Bobby Russo said.  “We’re all excited about this year’s 71st edition of the Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship.  I’m very proud to be part of this tradition.  So many outstanding boxers have fought in the Greater Lowell Golden Gloves over the many years such as hometown hero ‘Irish’ Micky Ward, two-time world heavyweight champion John ‘The Quietman’ Ruiz, Dicky Eklund, Beau Jaynes, Manny Freitas, Nate James, Danny O’Connor and so many others.

Here is the rundown

(Lowell Memorial Auditorium – 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7:30 p.m. first bout)

 Central New England (Greater Lowell
Preliminary Rounds – Friday, Jan. 13 & Jan. 20
Quarterfinal Round – Thursday, Jan. 26
Open & Novice Class Semifinals, C.N.E. – Thursday, Feb. 2
Open & Novice Class Championship Finals – Thursday, Feb. 9
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



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