Ex-boxer Eklund charged with attempte...

Ex-boxer Eklund charged with attempted murder

There are 67 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Jan 4, 2009, titled Ex-boxer Eklund charged with attempted murder. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

Lowell boxing legend Richard "Dicky" Eklund is being held without bail on attempted murder charges, after police say he strangled his longtime girlfriend during a fight early yesterday morning.

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Zap the Monkey

Chelmsford, MA

#1 Jan 4, 2009
wow, what a shocker!!! Who would have predicted this?????
Hope

Dracut, MA

#2 Jan 4, 2009
Its about time they charged a domestic assault as attempted murder. they need to do this more often.
Rocky

Boxford, MA

#3 Jan 4, 2009
A Legend"?? Who is this clown a legend to,or what??

Another of Lowell's thugs. Hopefully Hollywood will pull the plug on his brother's movie deal to.
Bob B

Mattapan, MA

#5 Jan 5, 2009
What ever happened to a good guy like Bobby Bridges?
Dracut Retiree

Palm Bay, FL

#6 Jan 5, 2009
What's the latest on Mickey Ward's assault case?
lowell resident

Boston, MA

#7 Jan 5, 2009
Maybe, this charge out of the many previous arrests will stick. He needs to be taken off the streets of Lowell. As far as a legend the Lowell Sun needs to review that statement.
reader

Lowell, MA

#8 Jan 5, 2009
This guy should have never gotten out of jail. He was involved in a murder at CJ's a couple years ago but pawned it off on one of his lackies. Now he's tryin to kill somebody else. Just cage this waste of life up forever.

Since: Oct 08

Lowell

#9 Jan 5, 2009
Rocky wrote:
Hopefully Hollywood will pull the plug on his brother's movie deal to.
- ya hopefully Lowell won't be able to take advantage of the millions of dollars the production would bring to the city...
Westford Resident

Hooksett, NH

#10 Jan 5, 2009
just another one of Lowell's finest doing what they do best...commiting crimes
Dracut Retiree

Palm Bay, FL

#11 Jan 5, 2009
lowell resident wrote:
Maybe, this charge out of the many previous arrests will stick. He needs to be taken off the streets of Lowell. As far as a legend the Lowell Sun needs to review that statement.
I hope they do review it, that write up was very bad on all points and yet these so-called reporters/writers get awards, go figure.
Yeah

Braintree, MA

#12 Jan 5, 2009
Westford Resident wrote:
just another one of Lowell's finest doing what they do best...commiting crimes
Cause there's NO crime in Westford.
CENTRALVILLE

New Bedford, MA

#13 Jan 5, 2009
Hey no matter what he's involved with he is still a boxing LEGEND in this city.And will always be remembered for going those 10 round's with Sugar Ray before being remembered as BOO BOO's pal. lol
billerica resident

Wakefield, MA

#14 Jan 5, 2009
Another boxer low life who takes out his built up anger and mental problems on a defenseless woman. Lock him up and toss away the key. This will keep the streets a bit safer.
Sacrafyc

United States

#15 Jan 5, 2009
reader wrote:
This guy should have never gotten out of jail. He was involved in a murder at CJ's a couple years ago but pawned it off on one of his lackies. Now he's tryin to kill somebody else. Just cage this waste of life up forever.
What happened at CJ's was def not Dickies fault, I know the guy that died and he was asking for it He tried to be a tough guy with dICKIE, Dickies nephew hit him once, he fell akward, craked his head and died ,,,end of story. Do I think Dickies a good guy...hell no, But don't sit here and act like he is some mob Boss with lackies taking falls for him, Get your facts right lame. Dennis the guy that died was a prick and he got what he deserved
J Highlands

Boston, MA

#16 Jan 5, 2009
He is a legend. He was one of the stars in the HBO hit, "High on Crack Street". This could be good for him and maybe help get a sequel started. Go get em Dicky. If Boo Boo is in the sequel can he be hit by a car or OD on pills or something, I can't stand that character.
LoWeLL 4 LifE

Braintree, MA

#17 Jan 5, 2009
Sacrafyc wrote:
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What happened at CJ's was def not Dickies fault, I know the guy that died and he was asking for it He tried to be a tough guy with dICKIE, Dickies nephew hit him once, he fell akward, craked his head and died ,,,end of story. Do I think Dickies a good guy...hell no, But don't sit here and act like he is some mob Boss with lackies taking falls for him, Get your facts right lame. Dennis the guy that died was a prick and he got what he deserved
You're a joke.You come on here and talk like you know everything and everyone about Lowell.Just be concerned with "Blue Bell PA." shut your face.
Frank

Lowell, MA

#18 Jan 5, 2009
Sacrafyc wrote:
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What happened at CJ's was def not Dickies fault, I know the guy that died and he was asking for it He tried to be a tough guy with dICKIE, Dickies nephew hit him once, he fell akward, craked his head and died ,,,end of story. Do I think Dickies a good guy...hell no, But don't sit here and act like he is some mob Boss with lackies taking falls for him, Get your facts right lame. Dennis the guy that died was a prick and he got what he deserved
So in your mind if anyone tries to be a tough guy they deserve to die? You're a dope.
good ole lowell

Cobalt, CT

#19 Jan 5, 2009
Chestnut St wrote:
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- ya hopefully Lowell won't be able to take advantage of the millions of dollars the production would bring to the city...
This will bring nothing to the city, this guy is and has always been a loser, his brother is up on assult charges. Ya, people will be waiting in line for that movie to come out.
Dracut Retiree

Palm Bay, FL

#20 Jan 5, 2009
Frank wrote:
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So in your mind if anyone tries to be a tough guy they deserve to die? You're a dope.
I agree, imagine thinking like that?
Lowell Rsident

Lowell, MA

#22 Jan 5, 2009
Dickie Eckland is and has been a loser for many years. He has brought nothing but shame to Lowell and his family, due to his addiction to drugs and alcohol. I think a couple of months in rehab would be very beneficial for him. I say lock the animal up and throw away the key.

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