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Anders Eklund boxer

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

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 Titles Result
May 17, 1990 Garing Lane WWWLLL Nordjysk Messecenter, Aars WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 19, 1989 Tim Witherspoon WLWWWW Trump Plaza Hotel, Atlantic City LOSS
KO
March 16, 1989 Philipp Brown WWWWWL Harrah's Hotel & Casino, Reno WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 12, 1988 Rick Kellar LLLWDL Ice Hall, Helsinki WIN
KO
Oct. 9, 1987 Francesco Damiani WWWWWW Aosta EBU European Heavyweight

LOSS
KO
March 28, 1987 Alfredo Evangelista WLWWLW K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen EBU European Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Feb. 27, 1987 Stefano Vassallo WWWWWL Randers Hallen, Randers EBU European Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 17, 1986 Jesse Ferguson WWLWLL Randers Hallen, Randers EBU European Heavyweight

WIN
Points
Oct. 3, 1986 Tony Foster WWWWW Idraetshuset, Copenhagen WIN
KO
April 18, 1986 Glenn McCrory WWWLWL Randers Hallen, Randers WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 1, 1985 Frank Bruno WLWWWW Wembley Arena, Wembley LOSS
KO
March 9, 1985 Steffen Tangstad WWWWWW K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen EBU European Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 9, 1984 Dorcy Gaymon WWWDLW K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen EBU European Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Oct. 27, 1984 Rudy Gauwe WWWLLL Mariehamn EBU European Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 5, 1984 Rocky Burton WLLWWL Randers Hallen, Randers WIN
KO
Jan. 13, 1984 Joe Bugner LWWWWL Randers Hallen, Randers LOSS
Majority decision
Dec. 17, 1983 Steve Gee DLWWLL Hotel Arkipelag, Mariehamn WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 13, 1983 Noel Quarless LWLWLW Crest Hotel, Bloomsbury LOSS
Technical knockout
Oct. 6, 1983 Guido Trane WWWLLW Idraetshuset, Copenhagen DRAW
Points
Sept. 14, 1983 Paddy Finn WWWW Alexandra Pavilion, Muswell Hill WIN
KO
April 8, 1983 Felipe Rodriguez DLWWWD K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen WIN
Points
Feb. 11, 1983 Terry O'Connor LLWLDL K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen WIN
Points
Dec. 2, 1982 Ricky James WWWLWL Randers Hallen, Randers WIN
KO
Nov. 5, 1982 Theo Josephs LLLWLL K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen WIN
Points
Oct. 7, 1982 Damien Marignan LDLL K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen WIN
Points