Dicky Eklund Biography
(American Former Professional Boxer)
Birthday: May 9, 1957 (Taurus)
Born In: Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
Richard Eklund Jr., more popular as Dicky Eklund, is an American former professional boxer who competed in the welterweight division. Known as the ‘Pride of Lowell’, he is a former New England Welterweight Champion. Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, he had a fighting career that lasted for ten years, after which he became a trainer for his brother, Micky Ward, who is a former WBU Champion. The Oscar-winning film ‘The Fighter’, which was directed by David O. Russell, was centered on the lives of the brothers. Eklund was portrayed by the famed actor Christian Bale, who won an Academy Award for his performance. The film also earned critical acclaim. A biography titled ‘The Hard Life and Times of Micky Ward’ has been published about his brother’s life; it talks a lot about Eklund’s life and career as well. Currently Eklund works as a boxing coach and a personal trainer in New England. He is a motivational speaker as well.