Dicky Eklund vs Sugar Ray Leonard

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Boxer
American professional boxer
Net worth 2018
$120 Million
Sportspersons
Industry
Sportspersons
Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
Residence
Rocky Mount
United States
Country
United States
09/05/1957
BirthDay
17/05/1956
1.77 m
Height
1.78 m
NET WORTH STATISTIC
TIMELINE
2010

The 2010 American Oscar-winning biographical sports drama film ‘The Fighter,’ which was directed by David O

2000

Ward eventually won the WBU Light Welterweight Title in 2000

1985

He served as his full-time trainer from 1985 to 1991

1983

He won the New England Welterweight title in October 1983, after defeating James Lucas

1981

Faison in the first round in a match held in Montreal, Canada, in February 1981

1978

His fight against Sugar Ray Leonard, which was held at the Hynes Memorial Auditorium in Boston in July 1978, can be regarded as the most notable fight in his entire career

1976

He had an impressive victory against renowned boxer Rufus Miller in 1976

1975

His professional career, which lasted from 1975 to 1985, included 19 wins and ten losses

1997

However, he made a comeback on March 1, 1997 for the IBC Middleweight Championship to fight H�ctor Camacho

1993

He married Bernadette Robi in 1993 and currently lives with his four children and wife in Southern California

1990

In January 1990, he withdrew from the WBC Super Middleweight Championship, stating he was not interested in a third comeback

1988

Later, in June 1988, he announced his second comeback and fought Don Lalonde at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas on November 7, 1988, which proved to be one of the most controversial fights of his career

1987

However, after losing the bout he declared his retirement once again on May 27, 1987

1986

On May 1, 1986, he announced that he would return to fight Hagler, a twelve-time World Middleweight Champion

1984

His first retirement from boxing came in 1984 when this prodigious boxer decided to study business administration and communications after receiving a scholarship from the University of Maryland

1980

He married his childhood sweetheart Juanita Wilkinson in 1980 and couple had two children before they got separated in 1990

1979

Wilfredo Benitez, the famous boxer who had never been beaten before was knocked down by this exceptional boxer on November 30, 1979

1976

Olympic Team in 1976 as a light welterweight contestant, and went on to win the Olympic Gold Medal

1975

In 1975, he won the National AAU Light Welterweight Championship, as well as the Light Welterweight Championship at the Pan American Games

1974

In 1974 he earned both the National Golden Gloves and National AAU Lightweight Championship titles

1973

He participated and won the National Golden Gloves Lightweight Championship in 1973, but was defeated by Randy Shields in the final of the National AAU Lightweight Championship, the same year

1972

In 1972, he competed in the featherweight quarterfinals of the National AAU Tournament, against boxer Jerome Artism and faced the first defeat of his career

1969

Leonard began boxing in 1969 at the Pational Park recreation center with his elder brother Roger, who helped him train