Professional boxing returns to Lowell, Massachusetts - home of "Irish" Micky Ward and Dicky Eklund - for the first time in seven years, on Wednesday night, May 9 at Lowell Memorial Auditorium.
Local fan favorites "Irish" Joe McCreedy and Sean Eklund, whose uncles are Micky and Dicky, will fight in front of their hometown fans for the first time as pros on the "Homecoming" card, and former world champion "Vicious" Vivian Harris will be making his Bay State debut.
"Homecoming" is presented by Chicago Fight Clubs Promotion ("CFC Promotion").
Credit: Bob Whitaker / Lowell Sun
"We signed Joey and Sean and they both fought on our last show in Burbank, Illinois (Oct. 7)," CFC Promotion president Cynthia Tolaymat explained why a Chicago promoter is doing a show in Massachusetts.
"The two fighters and Dicky Eklund spoke to me and my husband, Wasfi Tolaymat, who now manages Joey and Sean, about the possibility of doing a show in Lowell. We liked the idea of Joey and Sean featured on a sho...