- Full Name Richard A. Eklund
- Occupation Former Professional Boxer, Boxing Training Coach
- Nationality American
- Birthplace Massachusetts, USA
- Birth Date May 09, 1957
- Age 65 Years, 0 Months
Dicky Eklund | BiographyDicky Eklund also trained his half-brother and WBU champion Micky Ward
In his ten-year professional career, Eklund registered 19 wins (4 of which were by knockout) and ten losses. The fastest win of his career came against C.J. Faison on 10 February 1981 in Canada. However, Eklund's most notable match was with American boxer Sugar Ray Leonard on 18 July 1978.
Dicky Eklund is an American athlete and former professional boxer. He is also known to be the half-brother of the 2000 WBU champion, Micky Ward.
Who is Dicky Eklund?
Dicky Eklund is a former professional boxer and currently a boxing trainer. He fought professionally in the ring from 1975 to 1985. He is a two-time 'USA New England Welterweight' titleholder. Both of them came in between 1979 to 1983.
Dicky started his boxing career as an amateur fighter with winning stats of 194-6 in 200 bouts. On 26 August 1975, he fought his first professional match with Joe DeFayette, in which he lost by unanimous decision in the sixth round. Following the defeat in the debut, Dicky won 10 consecutive fights against Carlos Gracia, Randy Milton, Doug Romano, and many others.
In his ten-year professional career, Eklund registered 19 wins (4 of which were by knockout) and ten losses. The fastest win of his career came against C.J. Faison on 10 February 1981 in Canada. However, Eklund's most notable match was with American boxer Sugar Ray Leonard on 18 July 1978. The match ended with Sugar as a winner by unanimous decision. Moreover, the same fight was portrayed in the 2010 biopic of Dicky Eklund The Fighter portrayed by the English actor Christian Bale.
Richard A. Eklund, aka, Dicky Eklund, was born on 9 May 1957 in Lowell, Massachusetts. Though no information is available about his parents, he has seven sisters, Cindy, Cathy, Alice, Donna, Phyllis, Sherri, and Gail Eklund. And all the seven have been portrayed by various actresses in Eklund's biopic The Fighter.
What is Dicky Eklund doing now?
After retiring from professional boxing at the age of 28, Eklund started coaching and training boxers. He also trained his half-brother and WBU champion Micky Ward. As of 2021, Dicky serves as a boxing trainer in New England.
Dicky has lived an impressive boxing career and is currently a full-time coach. He also gives online training classes worldwide through his website, dickeklund.com, and earns decent earnings. However, there is no information available about his exact net worth.