Facts of Dicky Eklund
|Full Name||Dicky Eklund|
|Birth Name||Richard A. Eklund Jr.|
|Other Name||The Pride of Lowell,Dickie,Dicky|
|Profession||Boxing Coach and Former Boxer|
|Birth City||Lowell, Massachusetts|
|Birth Country||United States|
|Father Name||Richard Eklund Sr.|
|Mother Name||Alice Eklund-Ward|
|Date of Birth||May 9,1957|
How Much Is Dicky Eklund's Net Worth?
Richard Eklund Jr. professionally famous as Dicky Eklund is a former American boxer who competed in the Welterweight division. Turned professional in 1975, Eklund records 19 professional wins out of 39 including 4 wins via K.O in his boxing career till 1985.
As of 2019, Eklund has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
Currently, he works as a personal trainer and boxing coach in New England, the USA. For a fact, Dicky also became a trainer of his half-brother, Micky Ward, the 2000 World Boxing Union Champion.
Net Worth Details: Income Sources & Earnings
The major source of Dicky Eklund's income was the professional boxing career (1975-1985) and meanwhile, serves as a personal trainer and boxing coach.
With a record of amateur boxing record of 194 wins out of 200 bouts, Dicky Eklund went professional on August 26, 1975. In his pro-boxing career of 10 years, he made 19 wins (4 via Knockout) out 39 fights.
Well, Dicky and his half-brother Micky are the subject of the 2010 biopic The Fighter, which features the two brothers' fall and rise to the boxing title. The film made a gross collection of $129.2 million.
According to various online sources, Dicky owns the net worth of $5 million as of July 2019.
Even though the exact details on his salary earned from boxing is yet to be out, Eklund allegedly made hundreds of thousand dollars per fight on most-famous bouts.
Well, his fastest victory was against C.J. Faison in Montreal, Canada on February 10, 1981, with a first-round knockout.
Dicky Eklund's most acclaimed victory was against James Lucas on October 15, 1983, when he won New England Welterweight Championship.
In comparison, he owns more than his half-brother Micky Ward (net worth $500,000); Dicky was the coach for his now-former boxing champion Micky.
Since the boxers don't get a salary, it is reported that, on average, a pro-boxer makes $2,000 per 10 rounds which can raise as high as $24,000 per fight (12 rounds). On the other hand, a boxing coach earns $38,800 per year.
Did you know? American ring announcer, mostly for boxing, Michael Buffer owns the net worth of $400 million.
Endorsements & Charity Works
Meanwhile, the details on Dicky Eklund's endorsement deals are not, but during his career height, probably made hundreds of thousand dollars through sponsorships.
Also, the former American boxer is active in charity works and has associations with many non-profit organizations.
Assets, House, Cars, Lifestyle & Expenses
Sources report that Dicky Eklund lives in his house in New England, the USA, estimated to be worth hundreds of thousand dollars. Further details on his residence are yet to be out.
Well, the median house price in the United States costs $200,000.
With a massive fortune, Eklund does live a lavish lifestyle and owns an impressive property empire including luxury cars & other assets, though keeps it low-key.
Apart from expenses on daily life luxury, he spends on costly suits, accommodations, travels & tax payments.
Tax Payments & Insurance
Living in the United States and owning properties makes Dicky Eklund liable to property and income tax. The exact value of his tax expenses is not out but surely bills up to set the mandatory standard for the effective tax rate.
Well, a property in the United States takes away 0-4% of its assessed value as property tax, along with an annual insurance premium of $1,000.
On the other hand, the income tax comes in the range of 10%-37%; the effective rate depends on the figure of income & the State where the taxpayer resides.
Dicky Eklund's Personal Life: Age, Height, Family, Education, Wife & Children
Born on May 9, 1957, in Lowell, Massachusetts, the USA, Dicky Eklund's birth name is Richard A. Eklund. After his successful boxing career, he became famous for his nicknames Dickie and Dicky.
His parents are Alice Eklund-Ward and Richard Eklund Sr. Well, he has a half-brother named Micky Ward, a former boxer.
No information on his educational qualification is out.
Dicky Eklund holds American nationality and is of white ethnicity. As of July 2019, Eklund's age is 62 and has a height of 5 ft. 10 inches (178 cm).
Well, Eklund is the father of 3 children: 2 sons, Terry, and Richard Jr. and a daughter named Kerry. Though, the former boxer is yet to open detail about his wife.
Also, no reports on Dicky's current relationship is disclosed.