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15 NOVEMBER 2018


Anders Eklund dead at 52

By Teddy Stenmark: Former two time European heavyweight, champion, Sweden’s Anders ”Lillen” Eklund is dead at the age of 52.

He died today Thursday April 1st. The 1980 Swedish Olympian captured the European title twice beating Steffen Tangstad of Norway in 1985 and Alfredo Evangelista of Spain in 1987.

In 25 outings as a professional, Eklund won 19 times scoring 10 knockouts (5 defeats and a draw). Anders fought for Mogens Palle in Denmark and campaigned as a professional from 1982 until 1990.

Among the names he came across during his years were Joe Bugner, Frank Bruno, Francesco Damiani and Tim Witherspoon. Eklund was a carpenter by trade when not boxing. He will be deeply missed.

April 1, 2010

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