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Anders Eklund

Full name: Sten Anders Gunnar Eklund
Nickname(s): Lillen
Gender: Male
Height: 6'6" (197 cm)
Weight: 234 lbs (106 kg)
Born: December 22, 1957 in Skutskär, Älvkarleby, Uppsala, Sweden
Died: April 1, 2010 in Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden
Affiliations: BK Falken, Gävle (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Boxing

Biography

Lillen Eklund ("Tiny Eklund") turned professional after the 1980 Olympic Games, and fought through 1990. He fought for the European heavyweight title in 1985 against Steffen Tangstad, winning the bout by a TKO in the fourth round. He lost the title later that year when knocked out by Frank Bruno in the fourth round. Eklund again won the European Heavyweight Championship in 1987, knocking out Alfredo Evangelista in the seventh round. But he again lost the title in his next bout against Italy’s Francesco Damiani. In 1989 Eklund won the Americas Heavyweight Championships, defeating Philipp Brown by unanimous decision, after getting off the mat in sixth round. Eklund fought twice more, losing to Tim Witherspoon later in 1989, and then ending his career with a unanimous decision over Garing Lane in May 1990. After his boxing career, Eklund worked in various trades, touring as troubadour, counseling troubled youths, and working as a carpenter.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Boxing Men's Heavyweight Sweden SWE 5T

Men's Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP MR
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Boxing Sweden SWE Quarter-Finals Match #1 2 1980-07-29 Lévai (HUN) , Eklund (SWE) 1 56 56 58 59 58 287
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Boxing Sweden SWE Round One Match #1 1 1980-07-25 Eklund (SWE) bye