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Dick Eklund boxer

Dick Eklund image
Status inactive
Division welterweight
Height 5′ 10″/178cm
Debut 1975-08-26
Born 1957-05-09
Nationality USA
Residence Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
bouts
29
won
19
lost
10
draw
0
bouts
29
won
19
lost
10
draw
0
Status inactive
Division welterweight
Height 5′ 10″/178cm
Debut 1975-08-26
Born 1957-05-09
Nationality USA
Residence Lowell, Massachusetts, USA

After an amateur boxing career of 200 bouts, winning 194, Eklund turned professional on August 26, 1975. After losing his debut by 6-round decision to Joe DeFayette, Eklund won 10 straight fights; defeating such opponents as Doug Romano, Terry Rondeau, Carlos Garcia, Randy Milton, and Mike Michaud.He fought professionally as Dick Eklund; "Dicky" was a nickname used by his family and friends. Before his 1978 match with future world boxing champion Sugar Ray Leonard, Eklund's most impressive victory was over undefeated Rufus Miller (6–0–1) in 1976.

After an amateur boxing career of 200 bouts, winning 194, Eklund turned professional on August 26, 1975. After losing his debut by 6-round decision to Joe DeFayette, Eklund won 10 straight fights; defeating such opponents as Doug Romano, Terry Rondeau, Carlos Garcia, Randy Milton, and Mike Michaud.He fought professionally as Dick Eklund; "Dicky" was a nickname used by his family and friends. Before his 1978 match with future world boxing champion Sugar Ray Leonard, Eklund's most impressive victory was over undefeated Rufus Miller (6–0–1) in 1976.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
May 30, 1985 James Lucas LLWWWW Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 25, 1983 James Lucas WWWLWL Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland USA New England Welterweight

WIN
Split-decision
Sept. 22, 1983 Reggie Miller WWWWWW McNeese State College, Lake Charles LOSS
Unanimous decision
Aug. 11, 1983 Terry Crawley DLLWLW Cape Cod Coliseum, South Yarmouth WIN
Split-decision
Sept. 16, 1982 Robert Sawyer WLWLWW Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City ESPN Welterweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
July 31, 1982 Jeff Passero WDWWWL Ballys Park Place Hotel Casino, Atlantic City ESPN Welterweight

WIN
Majority decision
July 14, 1982 Cesar Guzman LLLL Freeport Hall, Dorchester ESPN Welterweight

WIN
Points
Jan. 7, 1982 Kevin Howard WWLWLW Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City LOSS
Split-decision
Oct. 27, 1981 Chris Clarke WWLWLW Halifax Metro Center, Halifax LOSS
Split-decision
Aug. 25, 1981 Allen Clarke LWWLWW Halifax Metro Center, Halifax WIN
KO
Feb. 10, 1981 CJ Faison WWLLLL Paul Sauve Arena, Montreal WIN
KO
June 20, 1980 Fernando Fernandez LWWLWW Boston Garden, Boston LOSS
Split-decision
Dec. 4, 1979 Dave 'Boy' Green WWWWLW Empire Pool, Wembley LOSS
Points
Aug. 18, 1979 Fernando Fernandez WWWLWW Lowell Auditorium, Lowell USA New England Welterweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
July 18, 1978 Ray Leonard WWWWWW Hynes Auditorium, Boston LOSS
Unanimous decision
March 4, 1978 Willie Rodriguez WWWLWW Boston Garden, Boston LOSS
Split-decision
Jan. 16, 1978 Al Cruz L IBEW Hall, Waltham WIN
KO
Feb. 24, 1977 Erkki Meronen LWWWWW Idraetshuset, Copenhagen LOSS
Points
Oct. 30, 1976 Rufus Miller WWDWWW East Hartford High School, East Hartford WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 20, 1976 Mike Michaud WWWWLW Golden Banana Club, Peabody WIN
Split-decision
June 24, 1976 Randy Milton WWWLWD Oakdale Theater, Wallingford WIN
Unanimous decision
April 26, 1976 Jose Carlos Garcia WLLLLW Boston Garden, Boston WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 21, 1976 Charlie Benjamin LLWDL Waterbury WIN
Points
Jan. 31, 1976 Terry Rondeau LLLLLL State Armory, Waterbury WIN
Points
Dec. 20, 1975 Jose Papo Melendez LLLWWL Hynes Auditorium, Boston WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 21, 1975 Avelino Dos Reis WLWWWL Providence WIN
KO
Nov. 6, 1975 Eddie Hudson L Portland WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 30, 1975 Doug Romano L Boston Garden, Boston WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 26, 1975 Joe DeFayette LWWWWD Sargent Field, New Bedford LOSS
Split-decision