Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 9/3/14
"Irish" Micky Ward, the beloved retired junior welterweight boxer from Lowell, Massachusetts will greet fans along with his half-brother and former trainer Dicky Eklund at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. prior to the September 29 edition of TeleFutura's "Solo Boxeo Tecate." The event co-features former World Champion Julio "The Kidd" Diaz of Coachella facing Puerto Rico's Hector Sanchez and Andrew "Chango" Cancio squaring off against veteran contender Roger "Speedy" Gonzalez. Ward, a blue collar athlete who overcame many obstacles in life and prevailed through determination and hard work, is regarded as a working class hero. He was a fan favorite known for his devastating left hook to the body and his ability to withstand punishment while waiting to land his trademark shot. Ward and Eklund will be on hand to meet fans, sign autographs and take pictures from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. inside the Fantasy Springs Special Events Center. The meet and greet is o...
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