View Full Version : My WBA title fight 1989-03-16


lillen
04-03-2006, 08:42 PM
How can I get a video from My WBA title fight 1989-03-16 vs. Pillipp Brown location Harrah's Hotel & Casino, Reno, NV, USA
Our were can I download it?

Best regards :boxing:

Anders Eklund
Hjalmar Brantingsg 2B
753 27 UPPSALA
SWEDEN

anders.lillen.eklund@hotmail.com
http://www.swed.net/lillen/

http://www.scandinavian-boxing-rankings.dk/scandinavian-records/anders-eklund.htm

LondonRingRules
04-04-2006, 12:16 AM
Interesting question about a somewhat obscure fight. I would think if you are Anders, surely someone in Sweden taped it, plus surely someone in boxing that you know has it. Please forgive our poor record keeping and good luck on your quest.

lillen
04-04-2006, 01:53 PM
Thats why Im asking here!
I dont now enybody in Sweden with that tape.

I have never seen that fight on tape!

karlhugo
04-04-2006, 03:33 PM
Hallo Anders!

I will try to find a site to download your fight.

In Sweden is not so easy, because the fight wasn’t broadcast back then. ( 1989 )
Professional boxing was/is not allowed in Sweden.

:boxing:

karlhugo
04-05-2006, 06:05 AM
Hallo Anders!

I’m Swedish but I write this in English so the rest in this forum can read it.

I find a good site called: http://members.tripod.com/vhs-boxing/

They seem to have the lot …………..

I put in a request, and we will see watts happen.

Da Iceman
04-05-2006, 09:35 AM
How can I get a video from My WBA title fight 1989-03-16 vs. Pillipp Brown location Harrah's Hotel & Casino, Reno, NV, USA
Our were can I download it?

Best regards :boxing:

Anders Eklund
Hjalmar Brantingsg 2B
753 27 UPPSALA
SWEDEN

anders.lillen.eklund@hotmail.com
http://www.swed.net/lillen/

http://www.scandinavian-boxing-rankings.dk/scandinavian-records/anders-eklund.htm
you dont have a tape of your own fight?

lillen
04-05-2006, 10:31 AM
Hejsan Karl Hugo otroligt kul att du kan hjälpa mig fast du är en tecknad gubbe!

MickyHatton
04-05-2006, 10:41 AM
Thats why Im asking here!
I dont now enybody in Sweden with that tape.

I have never seen that fight on tape!

I remember a couple of your fights, you were the European Heavyweight Champion, you fought Bruno, Witherspoon and McCrory if I recall, beating McCrory who went on to win the IBF Cruiserweight title!

Good to see you on here!

lillen
04-05-2006, 11:04 AM
Thanks so much fore your answer, I m just started to learn me writing on the computer !

Shanus
04-05-2006, 11:17 AM
I saw Witherspoon knock you out, brutal, but nice to have you here.

karlhugo
04-06-2006, 07:08 AM
How can I get a video from My WBA title fight 1989-03-16 vs. Pillipp Brown location Harrah's Hotel & Casino, Reno, NV, USA
Our were can I download it?

Best regards :boxing:

Anders Eklund
Hjalmar Brantingsg 2B
753 27 UPPSALA
SWEDEN

anders.lillen.eklund@hotmail.com
http://www.swed.net/lillen/

http://www.scandinavian-boxing-rankings.dk/scandinavian-records/anders-eklund.htm

Hallo Anders!

I’m still searching for your fight with Phillip Brown, seems hard to get hold on………. (Maybe private collectors)

I find some other fights, like the fight with Steffen Tangstad if you are interested?



I can get your fight with Steffen Tangstad if you are interested?

karlhugo
04-07-2006, 01:11 PM
Hallo Anders!

I’m still searching for your fight with Phillip Brown, seems hard to get hold on………. (Maybe private collectors)

I find some other fights, like the fight with Steffen Tangstad if you are interested?



I can get your fight with Steffen Tangstad if you are interested?

Your fight with Steffen Tangstad can you find at:

http://www.boxingcraze.com/

Verstyle
04-07-2006, 01:27 PM
wow we have a REAL champion on here. this is a first i think :)

karlhugo
04-07-2006, 09:39 PM
Anders "Lillen" Eklund - Bluegrass in Sweden

This was a cool picture of you, with your bluegrass band Joyboz.

http://www.swed.net/lillen/joyboyz.htm

Music:
http://www.swed.net/lillen/lillen*****
Promotion MP3, 2,5 min - 1,9 meg.
Till the end of the world roll´s round, Fox on the run, Daybreak in Dixie, It´s goodbye and so long to you.

Da Iceman
04-07-2006, 09:52 PM
we got rockin1

Verstyle
04-08-2006, 02:26 AM
we got rockin1


oh i didnt know he was a champ

Da Iceman
04-08-2006, 02:31 AM
i dont think he won a belt but he was still a champ.

karlhugo
04-08-2006, 07:47 AM
i dont think he won a belt but he was still a champ.

He got a belt from the WBA title fight 1989.

You can see him wearing the WBA belt on his avatar picture.

And Two time European champion:
!985 vs. Steffen Tangstad
!987 vs. Alfredo Evangelista

You can see all his professional fights on:
http://www.scandinavian-boxing-rankings.dk/scandinavian-records/anders-eklund.htm

catskills23
04-08-2006, 06:32 PM
Thats why Im asking here!
I dont now enybody in Sweden with that tape.

I have never seen that fight on tape!


i checked you record on boxrec Anders . You fought some big names like bruno, witherspoon and ferguson . What fighter hit you the hardest and why did you retire so soon?.

enadeus
04-08-2006, 06:48 PM
25 pro fights in 8 years?

karlhugo
04-10-2006, 07:38 AM
25 pro fights in 8 years?

In this matter the boxer fights the matches the team was given to him.
Bad coaching and promotion, is what I think.
And not so easy to find good sparring partners and boxers how wanted to fight him.

Quote from article by Crister Berge:

Anders Eklund
“Was contracted to fight former world champion George Foreman in 1988, but Foreman pulled out when he was informed of the big Swede's size and build. Remember, this was at the early stages of George's comeback.”

“Here's a fighter whose career I followed closely as I was growing up. This giant of a man stood 6'6" and rarely weighed under 230 pounds.

Had excellent boxing skills and a decent right, but lacked a good defence and due to circumstances, his training was sometimes mediocre. During his entire career, he lived in Sweden, where pro boxing was banned. That was a fatal mistake.

Wasn't guarded the way that Ingemar Johansson was; in his fifth pro contest, Eklund faced Felipe Rodriguez, who only had four losses in 33 fights. Ingemar was brought along much more carefully.”

LondonRingRules
04-10-2006, 11:16 PM
=====“Was contracted to fight former world champion George Foreman in 1988, but Foreman pulled out when he was informed of the big Swede's size and build. Remember, this was at the early stages of George's comeback.”========

** Well, George fought Gerry Cooney, so I doubt he was afraid of the size. Early in his comeback he was targeting Tyson sized fighters because that's who he really wanted. When that fight never materialized, he moved on to bigger prey.

trinidadpr87
04-10-2006, 11:23 PM
i checked you record on boxrec Anders . You fought some big names like bruno, witherspoon and ferguson . What fighter hit you the hardest and why did you retire so soon?.
Witherspoon ko'd him in 1 i expect him to say him.

karlhugo
04-11-2006, 09:10 AM
=====“Was contracted to fight former world champion George Foreman in 1988, but Foreman pulled out when he was informed of the big Swede's size and build. Remember, this was at the early stages of George's comeback.”========

** Well, George fought Gerry Cooney, so I doubt he was afraid of the size. Early in his comeback he was targeting Tyson sized fighters because that's who he really wanted. When that fight never materialized, he moved on to bigger prey.

Well maybe not the size……………
The team George Foreman maybe had a better tactic concerning how to choose a fight.
Team Anders didn’t make a good job in that matter.
That is what I think.

karlhugo
04-11-2006, 09:20 AM
Hejsan Karl Hugo otroligt kul att du kan hjälpa mig fast du är en tecknad gubbe!

Tack för det Anders!

Även en tecknad gubbe som mig kan försöka hjälpa dig :-)

Even a cartoon character like me can try to help you :-)

catskills23
04-11-2006, 10:31 AM
i checked you record on boxrec Anders . You fought some big names like bruno, witherspoon and ferguson . What fighter hit you the hardest and why did you retire so soon?.

which fighter hit you the hardest anders?.

moondog0
04-11-2006, 02:58 PM
Let's have some info Anders. I would be interested to hear about some of your fights! Was Bruno better than witherspoon???

Da Iceman
04-12-2006, 10:30 PM
lmao. he fought rick james.

lillen
11-21-2006, 09:50 AM
which fighter hit you the hardest anders?.

The hardest punch was definitely from Tim Whiterspoon! It was too difficult to train in Sweden because professional boxing is not aloud in Sweden!:boxing:

Krucial
11-21-2006, 10:08 AM
didnt Tim Witherspoon drop u in the 1st round?
around 88'/89'/90'?

Krucial
11-21-2006, 10:10 AM
ok,just now saw your post b4 mine

!!! Beowulf !!!
11-21-2006, 02:30 PM
Given Sweden's attitude to Boxing, thats a very credible career. The EBU belt isn't exactly a minor belt. In with some big names as well. Hope he found it in the end.

Kid Achilles
11-21-2006, 09:15 PM
Tim Witherspoon was a brutal puncher with the right hand. He also had some of the widest shoulders for a fighter his height I've ever seen. He had Max Baer shoulders.

It's great to have a former belt holder here who actually got in there and traded punches with these well known heavyweights. Welcome to the forum!

lillen
12-09-2006, 10:31 AM
Given Sweden's attitude to Boxing, thats a very credible career. The EBU belt isn't exactly a minor belt. In with some big names as well. Hope he found it in the end.

Some good news!

Sweden's boxing ban could end
Published: 15th November 2006 12:30 CET
Online: http://www.thelocal.se/5516/
Professional boxing has been illegal in Sweden since 1970, but it could be time to start booking ringside seats after the new Martial Arts Delegation has its first meeting in Örebro today, Dagens Nyheter reports.

The delegation consists of three people: a legal expert, Petra Lundh; a medical expert, Björn Lindvall; and a board member from the Swedish Sports Confederation, Helen Wiklind Wårell. Both the boxing and the martial arts federations have appealed the inclusion of Wiklund-Wirell but she will remain on the board until further notice.
Related Articles

The ban on professional boxing has recently been replaced by a new law, which leaves decisions on martial arts or boxing events in the hands of the newly formed Martial Arts Delegation.

When the delegation today convenes for the first time it will decide on four applications, three of which are boxing-related.

The new law came into being in order to protect those who participate in violent sports from brain injury. As a result it is possible that professional boxing will soon be welcomed back into the Swedish sporting community, if it is seen to take the necessary precautions.

"I don't like professional boxing the way it is now, but I hope it is allowed because it would be good for the boxers," ringside doctor Sanna Neselius told The Local.

Neselius was once a professional boxer herself, competing primarily in Germany and Finland, and has personal experience of the medical dangers.

"I would like the rules to be changed so that it becomes more like amateur boxing, with fewer rounds and better protection," she said.
Paul O'Mahony

Southpaw Stinger
12-09-2006, 01:13 PM
Some good news!

Sweden's boxing ban could end
Published: 15th November 2006 12:30 CET
Online: http://www.thelocal.se/5516/
Professional boxing has been illegal in Sweden since 1970, but it could be time to start booking ringside seats after the new Martial Arts Delegation has its first meeting in Örebro today, Dagens Nyheter reports.

The delegation consists of three people: a legal expert, Petra Lundh; a medical expert, Björn Lindvall; and a board member from the Swedish Sports Confederation, Helen Wiklind Wårell. Both the boxing and the martial arts federations have appealed the inclusion of Wiklund-Wirell but she will remain on the board until further notice.
Related Articles

The ban on professional boxing has recently been replaced by a new law, which leaves decisions on martial arts or boxing events in the hands of the newly formed Martial Arts Delegation.

When the delegation today convenes for the first time it will decide on four applications, three of which are boxing-related.

The new law came into being in order to protect those who participate in violent sports from brain injury. As a result it is possible that professional boxing will soon be welcomed back into the Swedish sporting community, if it is seen to take the necessary precautions.

"I don't like professional boxing the way it is now, but I hope it is allowed because it would be good for the boxers," ringside doctor Sanna Neselius told The Local.

Neselius was once a professional boxer herself, competing primarily in Germany and Finland, and has personal experience of the medical dangers.

"I would like the rules to be changed so that it becomes more like amateur boxing, with fewer rounds and better protection," she said.
Paul O'Mahony


Now that is some good news!

lillen
12-26-2008, 12:52 PM
How can I get a video from My WBA title fight 1989-03-16 vs. Pillipp Brown location Harrah's Hotel & Casino, Reno, NV, USA
Our were can I download it?

Best regards :boxing:

Anders Eklund
Hjalmar Brantingsg 2B
753 27 UPPSALA
SWEDEN

anders.lillen.eklund@hotmail.com
http://www.swed.net/lillen/

http://www.scandinavian-boxing-rankings.dk/scandinavian-records/anders-eklund.htm

Hi!

I just write this to reactivate this matter.

I have for some time tried to get hold on this video, but no response yet.

Maybe some one in this network now how I can get it/were to download it?

BattlingNelson
12-26-2008, 02:09 PM
Hi!

I just write this to reactivate this matter.

I have for some time tried to get hold on this video, but no response yet.

Maybe some one in this network now how I can get it/were to download it?
Hej Lillen!!

I'm from Denmark and followed your career. I thought you were a very good fighter but didn't quite achieve what your talent promised. Anyway I thought you had a good career and fought some excellent fighters!

Cool that you are posting here on boxingscene.

I cannot help you with your request unfortunately, but I had the fight on tape I believe. Unfortunately most of my fight-collection was lost a few years ago when my cellar flooded.

I hope some of the other posters can help you. Maybe Themanchine who has quite a collection.

gridiron
12-27-2008, 07:14 PM
Anders ***8221;Lillen***8221; Eklund has gone down in boxing history as a top Euro fighter, and who never dared to face the best when getting the opportunity (that***8217;s a boxer deserving great respect!). ***8220;Lillen***8221;=***8221;The Little Boy***8221;=around 240 pds., 6***8217;6½".

Among the victories, he did lose his three major fights. Against Frank Bruno in 1985, he busted his eardrum early on, and we do now what that do (except the pain) to your poise. It occurred in the 1st round, I***8217;ve been told, and Bruno took another three to finish it off.

Anders was stopped by Olympic silver medallist, the undefeated Francesco Damiani two years later. No big deal, Damiani was world class, clearly outboxing Ray Mercer in 1987 before, unluckily, suffering a broken nose in the 9th stanza.

In 1989, ***8220;Lillen***8221; was flattened in 71 sec. by Tim Witherspoon. He was very taunted in his native Sweden for this, but, no big deal here either. ***8220;Terrible Tim***8221; was considered by a lot of the 1980***8217;s top trainers to be that decade***8217;s biggest talent, even bigger than Holmes or Tyson. He chose, however, to threw that talent away, qualifying into the so-called ***8220;Lost Generation of the 80***8217;s***8221;, not taking his boxing career that seriously. Though, when he was at his best, he produced. As against veteran Holmes (in only his 16th fight), and against Eklund.

Just steppin***8217; into the ring against a ***8220;Terrible Tim***8221; in top form showed plenty of guts. Anders***8217; career is remembered on this side of the Atlantic for his two reigns as European heavyweight champion, and, for his damn guts!

MissDeeCole
01-02-2009, 11:00 PM
is he single

gridiron
01-03-2009, 11:48 PM
is he single

You should go for "Kingpin" Johnson instead. In a recent interview, he wanted all ladies to know he is single.

BattlingNelson
04-02-2010, 09:50 AM
Hi!

I just write this to reactivate this matter.

I have for some time tried to get hold on this video, but no response yet.

Maybe some one in this network now how I can get it/were to download it?
Lillen died yesterday. :(

May he rest in peace.

S.G.
04-02-2010, 02:15 PM
Lillen died yesterday. :(

May he rest in peace.

Oh wow, that's sad. I was just reading this thread from start to end thinking he'd maybe returned once again to ask for the tape. Shame he never got it.

R.I.P.

Chief2ndzOnly!
04-02-2010, 03:44 PM
Lillen died yesterday. :(

May he rest in peace.

WOW!!!!! I just saw this thread for the first time today and was planning to do whatever research I could do to help out with finding the fight that he wanted, only to get to the last page and find out that he passed yesterday. Rest In Peace Champ, may the Lord Bless your soul.

Shazam!
04-02-2010, 04:17 PM
Ended up reading my way through this thread, only to be met with the last page. I think it was a correct move by the guy who resurrected it because I wouldn't have known who this guy was otherwise.

All I can say is that it's very sad when someone dies prematurely...Early 50's is far far too young.

The Internet is weird sometimes.

Rest In Peace.