Anders Eklund boxer

Anders Eklund boxer
bouts
25
won
19
lost
5
draw
1
Status
inactive
Division
heavyweight
Debut
1982-10-07
Height
6′ 6½″/199cm
Reach
-
Age
52
Born
1957-12-22
Death
2010-04-01
Nationality
Sweden

Eklund was born in Gävle. He competed in the Heavyweight division (91 kg) at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, where he was defeated in the quarter finals. He made his pro debut on October 7, 1982 in Copenhagen. Eklund won the European (EBU) Heavyweight Title on March 9, 1985 by beating Steffen Tangstad, but lost the belt in his next fight, against Britain's Frank Bruno. He regained the title in 1987 against the Spaniard Alfredo Evangelista but lost it the same year against the Italian Francesco Damiani.The magazine Boxing Illustrated named Eklund "A solid 10 round winning fighter" in a ranking in the early 1990s where he was deemed among the top 20.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1990-05-17 Garing Lane WWWLLL Nordjysk Messecenter, Aars WIN
Unanimous decision
1989-10-19 Tim Witherspoon WLWWWW Trump Plaza Hotel, Atlantic City LOST
KO
1989-03-16 Philipp Brown WWWWWL Harrah's Hotel & Casino, Reno WIN
Unanimous decision
1988-12-12 Rick Kellar LLLWDL Ice Hall, Helsinki WIN
KO
1987-10-09 Francesco Damiani WWWWWW Aosta LOST
KO
1987-03-28 Alfredo Evangelista WLWWLW K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen WIN
KO
1987-02-27 Stefano Vassallo WWWWWL Randers Hallen, Randers WIN
Unanimous decision
1986-10-17 Jesse Ferguson WWLWLL Randers Hallen, Randers WIN
Points
1986-10-03 Tony Foster WWWWW Idraetshuset, Copenhagen WIN
KO
1986-04-18 Glenn McCrory WWWLWL Randers Hallen, Randers WIN
Unanimous decision
1985-10-01 Frank Bruno WLWWWW Wembley Arena, Wembley LOST
KO
1985-03-09 Steffen Tangstad WWWWWW K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen WIN
Technical knockout
1984-11-09 Dorcy Gaymon WWWDLW K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen WIN
KO
1984-10-27 Rudy Gauwe WWWLLL Mariehamn WIN
Technical knockout
1984-10-05 Rocky Burton WLLWWL Randers Hallen, Randers WIN
KO
1984-01-13 Joe Bugner LWWWWL Randers Hallen, Randers LOST
Majority decision
1983-12-17 Steve Gee DLWWLL Hotel Arkipelag, Mariehamn WIN
Technical knockout
1983-10-13 Noel Quarless LWLWLW Crest Hotel, Bloomsbury LOST
Technical knockout
1983-10-06 Guido Trane WWWLLW Idraetshuset, Copenhagen DRAW
Points
1983-09-14 Paddy Finn WWWW Alexandra Pavilion, Muswell Hill WIN
KO
1983-04-08 Felipe Rodriguez DLWWWD K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen WIN
Points
1983-02-11 Terry O'Connor LLWLDL K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen WIN
Points
1982-12-02 Ricky James WWWLWL Randers Hallen, Randers WIN
KO
1982-11-05 Theo Josephs LLLWLL K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen WIN
Points
1982-10-07 Damien Marignan LDLL K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen WIN
Points