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Former New England Welterweight Champion

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Dicky Eklund Biography

Dicky Eklund was born May 9, 1957 in Lowell, Massachusettsand is a former professional boxer in the Welterweight division and is a formerNew England Welterweight Champion. He is known as "The Pride ofLowell". Eklund is also the brother of former WBU World Champion MickyWard. The 2010 biopic The Fighter is based on the two brothers' fall and riseto the boxing title.

Eklund's most notable fight was on July 18, 1978, againstSugar Ray Leonard at the Hynes Memorial Auditorium in Boston, Massachusetts. Hewent the distance against Leonard, who eventually won the fight by unanimousdecision, after being knocked down by Eklund in the ninth round. Eklund'sfighting career spanned 10 years from 1975-€“1985, during which he compiled aprofessional career record of 19 wins, including four by knockout, and 10losses.

Eklund is the half-brother of the noted fighter Micky Ward.After Eklund's fighting career ended, he became Ward's full-time trainer for 26fights, from Ward's professional debut in 1985 until his first retirement in1991. Three of Ward's post-retirement fights were voted fight of the year byRing Magazine. Eklund served as Ward's trainer until his retirement after histhird fight with Arturo Gatti on June 7, 2003.

Ward's biography, written by Bob Halloran and entitled IrishThunder: The Hard Life and Times of Micky Ward, discusses much of Eklund's lifeand career.

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