New England Golden Gloves
As a Franchise of the National Golden Gloves, the New England Golden Gloves is the annual amateur boxing competition for the New England States. It has been held every year since 1945 at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium in Lowell, Massachusetts. Competitors over the years include boxing greats, such as; Rocky Marciano, Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvin Hagler, and Micky Ward. The competitions typically take place in January through February, with the winners heading to the National Golden Gloves in May.
In 1976, Craig A. Charbonneau from Central Falls, Rhode Island won the New England Light Heavyweight Golden Gloves Championship at the age of 17.
In the early 1980s pro boxer Micky Ward was 3 time New England Golden Gloves Champion.
In 1976-1980 pro boxer Irish Danny Cronin was 4 time new England golden gloves champion.
From 1986-1988, pro boxer Iceman John Scully won 3 New England Golden Gloves Championships and was also a national runner-up on two occasions, in 1987 and 1788.
1996 U.S. Olympic team captain Lawrence Clay-Bey won several supper heavyweight titles at Lowell in the mid-1990's as did future IBO super bantamweight champion Mike "Machine Gun" Oliver.
In the 2000's pro boxer Danny O'Connor was a 4 time New England Golden Gloves Champion.
In the 2000's pro boxer "Too Smooth" Matt Godfrey was a New England Golden Gloves Champion as was his friend and stablemate, 2004 U.S. Olympian Jason Estrada.
In 2002 & 2004-2006, pro heavyweight "The Storm" Nathaniel James was 3 time New England Golden Gloves Champion.
In 2009, Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev won the open heavyweight.
1962- 112 lbs: Ray Jutrus
1969- 165 lbs: Roosevelt Molden
1974- 178 lbs: Robert Stewart
1993- 165 lbs: Tarvis Simms
2000- Shw: Steve Vukosa
2002- 165 lbs: Jaidon Codrington & 201 lbs: Matthew Godfrey
2006- 152 lbs: Demetrius Andrade & 165 lbs: Edwin Rodriquez
2007- 152 lbs: Demetrius Andrade
2008- 112 lbs: Jorge Aiague & 141 lbs: Daniel O'Connor
2010- 123 lbs: Toka Kahn-Clary & 165 lbs: Ronald Ellis
2011- 123 lbs: Tramaine Williams
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